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Temple of Hope: A Sophie Kramer Thriller Paperback – July 3, 2014
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About the Author
Born in India, educated in England, Narendra resides in Canada/USA. He has worked and lived in England, Canada, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, India and the USA and traveled to more than seventy different countries allowing him to gain an in-depth knowledge of various and diverse cultures. He finds his inspiration from his life experiences and through his novels invites you to join him on a journey of life, adventure, mystery and international intrigue.
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Top Customer Reviews
As it is written the author has been to 7 countries and travelled through over 80 countries that compelled him to write this fictional story that reveals the truth about the unseen India. This book is a fast paced, thriller that will take you on a journey of adventure, involves the FBI, with Sophie Kramer as the FBI Special agent for a kidnapping case.
Quote: “In New Delhi, the mysterious disappearance of the US ambassador to India coincides with the kidnapping of a little American girl, Amy. Are the two incidences related? No immediate clues are uncovered to reveal the motive in either case. After a couple of days the ambassador returns unharmed but remains tightlipped about his disappearance. He raises hell for the FBI to find the missing girl.”
The first novel by Simone, ‘THE DESERT SONG’ touches upon the suppression of Afghani women by their own society and highlights the brave work of the women lead ‘Revolutionary Association of Women of Afghanistan’. Another novel, ‘CRY OF THE SOUL’ tells the story of terrorist activities behind the illegal ivory trade and the sad situation of wild life killing which exists today in Africa. "TUSCAN DREAM' is a literary novel that illustrates the conflicts around the Catholic faith in modern society and illustrates it through a intriguing murder mystery. "PINK BALCONY AND SILVER MOON' sheds light on the centuries old and the lonely struggle of the victims of the untouchable class of India. Additionally, I have published two books of short, humorous stories of misadventures about living and working in the Middle East and India. The current novel, "TEMPLE OF HOPE" reveals the enormous problem of the child prostitution in India and the sinister human organ trading between India and the Middle East.
If all of that does not Enrique you then by all means do not read the books but I can tell you that I learned more of the realities of India and trafficking than if I had not read this book. © 2015 Jackie Paulson
Narendra Simone has done a great job at mixing the 'thrilling spy novel' with the extremely sad commentary of sexual slavery that is becoming more and more common world wide. While we often think that 'this could never happen here', it is becoming increasingly obvious that this is a problem that is reaching epidemic proportions world wide. While it is true that the chances of your child being kidnapped for the purposes of the sex trade, or even to be used as a living organ donor, may be extremely small....allow me to submit that for those to whom it has happened, that chance has now become 100%
This story will keep you on the edge of the seat. In Sophie Kramer's debut novel, Mr. Simone not only deals with the child prostitution industry, but allows us to see that this is only an option for young Amy, who was kidnapped from the front porch of her piano teacher's home. Ashok, Amy's father is a traditional Indian business man, obedient to his parents and bent upon helping them to continue to build their extremely successful business. Her mother, Jenifer, is a white American woman, hopelessly out of her depth in this traditional environment, often left to her own devices, and foundering in a marriage that must always put her needs second to those of her in-laws. The in-laws who have never, and may never accept Jenifer or Amy as family. The sudden and short term disappearance of the Indian Ambassador just days before Amy's disappearance may also provide clues as to what has happened to the young child.
The twists and turns keep right on happening in this well written thriller. Always happy to discover a new author that I can recommend! And Narendra Simone is definitely one of those!