Inspired by three long intercontinental car journeys he took with his wife, covering 90,000 kilometres of Europe and Asia, author John Pollard reveals a fast-paced novel that will keep readers in suspense with his new publication "In Search of Shipki La". He explores striking regions of central, south and east Asia and presents a thrilling tale of danger and mystery.
In 1968, a young American Vietnam War draft dodger disappears from his last known location — Afghanistan. Private investigators hired by anxious parents unearth a small amount of information, but the trail goes cold. 35 years later, the widowed mother learns from a Western Australian friend the names of a couple who were in Afghanistan in 1968. This leads to the reopening of investigations in Pakistan, the Indian Himalaya and the red-light area of Bangkok and Laos.
The author craftily weaves a fast-paced plot with a wealthy dose of riveting twists and turns that will surely guarantee an exciting and thrilling read. Readers will be drawn into the mystery as they revisit exotic locations through the pages of this book. They will be in for a delightful treat that will give them glimpse of the region in the days of the Shah of Iran, Afghanistan before Soviet and American intervention and pre-September 11 Pakistan.
A gripping and action-packed read, “In Search of Shipki La” is a thrilling story that readers would not want to miss.