Can Salzburg truly be wiped out? Will one of the world’s proudest cultural capitals succumb to the murderous threats of an unknown maniac? Could adoring tourists visiting Mozart’s place of birth actually be facing their own pointless death?
Max Reinhardt, Europe’s most famous theatre director, once adopted the town as home. As the Nazis advanced on his beloved city, he—like many others—fled it forever. Why, then, did he leave a secret behind intended to be discovered decades later?
It all begins when the three-hundred year-old heart of a prince archbishop is stolen from its sacrosanct place of burial. In a series of events thereafter, with no perceivable connection, threats abound of the planned destruction of Salzburg’s ‘Pillars’. Who, or what, are they?
A French-Indian investigative journalist, Re, historian Isabel, police chief Stefan and distinguished hotelier Dan, find themselves drawn together to get to the bottom of things, but are confronted with what seems incredibly like a child ’s prank. Until things begin to grow macabre....
Drones spewing poison gas, floods, an explosion in a city’s famed cathedral while people are at prayer, and the possible dangers of thwarted love are only some of reasons behind the shockwaves besieging a centuries’-old city accustomed to fine arts and fine living.
And threading through it all is a ‘Trail’ left by Reinhardt, in a series of clues that the foursome are compelled to solve in 48 hours. Or allow the city, poised for its most important international meet, to be slammed with the next gruesome disaster.
Acclaimed writer Manjiri Prabhu, ‘India’s Agatha Christie’, once more serves up a chilling mystery that not so much poses the question: ‘Whodunnit?’, but ‘Why?’