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At 27, Jason Talley of Corning, New York, leads an orderly life, precisely processing loans for a mortgage company. Its warmest spot is his friendship with Sriram Sundaram and his lively wife Vidya. One night Sriram secretly confides he's planning a trip home to India to visit his mother and asks Jason to hold her gift, a gorgeous red silk sari. The very next evening Jason ...more
Hardcover, 234 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Poisoned Pen Press (first published 2006)
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LJ
Aug 19, 2007 rated it did not like it
OUT OF ORDER (Mystery/Adventure-India-Cont) – Poor
Benoit, Charles – 2nd book
Poisoned Pen Press, 2006- Hardcover
Jason Talley processing loans and is a neighbor to computer programmer Sriram Sundaram and his wife Vidya. After dinner together one evening, Jason is shown a red silk sari Sriram is planning to give his mother on his next trip to India. Jason comes home from work the next day to find his neighbors dead and the police calling it a murder/suicide, which Jason doesn’t believe. Once in Ind
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james
Nov 01, 2009 rated it liked it
I picked up this book at the library when I was looking for another book with the same title. This is a breezy novel with the main character, a mild-mannered mortgage loan officer in Corning, NY, who has befriended a couple from India. The day after a pleasant dinner with them, he notices the police at the home of the Indian couple, who are both dead. The gendarmes think it's a murder/suicide. The mortgage man goes to India and rides around on a lot of trains meeting his dead friends' former ass ...more
Gina
Mar 06, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
Mystery/suspense about who travels to India on a quest for his murdered Indian neighbors. It provides a glimpse of modern India with its rush to become a technologically advanced country versus the traditional culture with a large portion of the population living in great poverty.
Robin Wicker
May 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing trip to India

Enjoyable mystery, caper story. Lots of twists in the tale with stunning visuals of India. I didn't guess the ending.
Wendy Keyes-Turnbull
Jan 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
great book.
Susan
Apr 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: set-in-asia
I enjoyed this book. It had some interesting twists and turns. It also had a couple places where you think 'where did you/that come from?' but overall it was a good read.
Miles
Dec 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-ebooks
. . . I like books where blind travel to foreign countries leads to adventure and mortal danger ! ! !
Erika
Sep 26, 2010 rated it liked it
Sometimes hard to follow and I predicted the ending, but it painted an interesting picture of India.
Scott
Apr 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mystery, thriller
Well written page turner.
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When he's not traveling around the globe in the search of exotic, tax-deductible settings for his mysteries, Charles Benoit spends his days pumping out subliminal-laced advertising.
Nominated for an Edgar and a Barry, Relative Danger won the Franklin award and was the darling of fans and critics alike. Out of Order (2006) is set in modern India while Noble Lies (September 2007) takes place in Thai
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