A Pallava prince makes his way to a distant land in the north carrying with him secrets that will be the cause of great wars centuries later. Two travellers from China trek southwards searching for the missing pieces of a puzzle that could make their king the mightiest among the mighties. A Cambodian king hurriedly buries an elixir, one that has been long sought by a sorcerer who travelled half way around the world to find it. An ancient tribe of monkeys fights to preserve their precious knowledge oblivious to the fact that on the India-China border an indomitable force has gathered for a bloodbath to the sound of war drums. At a remote temple in China monks worry that thousands of young lives may be lost. In the temple town of Kanchipuram, a reclusive scientist deciphers ancient texts while a team of secret agents shadows his every move. And caught up in the storm, a young investigator must race against time to alter the worlds power balance. Welcome back to the exciting and shadowy world of Ashwin Sanghi that is relished by conspiracy buffs, mytho-historical fans and thriller addicts alike.