An aging and wheelchair-bound Bhaskar Fernandez has finally reclaimed his family property after a bitter legal battle and now wants to reunite his aggrieved relatives. So, he invites them to his remote Greybrooke Manor in the misty Nilgiris – a colonial mansion that has played host to several sudden deaths and now stands alone in a valley that is said to be haunted by the ghost of an Englishman.
But Bhaskar has other, more practical, problems to deal with. He knows that his guests expect to gain by his death and, to safeguard himself against violence, he writes two conflicting wills. Which one of them comes into force will depend on how he dies.
Into this tinderbox, he brings Harith Athreya, a seasoned investigator. When a landslide occurs, temporarily isolating them and resulting in a murder, Athreya finds that death is not the only thing the mist conceals.
About the Author:
R.V. Raman has led KPMG’s Consulting Practice and was a Partner with A.T. Kearney and Arthur Andersen. After a corporate career spanning three decades and four continents, R. V. Raman moved away from full-time roles. He now teaches business strategy at an IIM, mentor young entrepreneurs, advises select clients and writes. He’s the author of Fraudster, Insider and Saboteur (Hachette) – a series about white-collar crime in corporate India. He lives in Chennai.