A Sultan’s Folly

WILL THE FINAL RIDDLE OF A SULTAN’S FOLLY BE SOLVED IN TIME?

Jason Mclean, an Australian born Anthropologist, is recruited as a consultant to a project in India. He takes with him two mystical artefacts originally from the sub-continent, hoping to find out more about their past.

Local myths about the mysterious objects begin to unfold into real truths. Jason, together with Vijay, a local farmer from a nearby village, begin to uncover a web of intrigue surrounding the artefacts, including a lost secret room containing an even greater treasure. In their search they must decipher ancient riddles and avoid dangerous traps, set in place by a Sultan from the distant past.

Two strangers also seek the objects and watch Jason’s every move, including his close friendship with Vijay. The pursuers implement a last-ditch plan to steal the objects from Jason, and caught in their deadly trap, the mastermind behind the whole plot appears.

Now Jason must use all his skills to outwit his captors by relying on his knowledge of one last secret riddle, to save himself and Vijay from certain death.

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Description

Phillip was born in 1950 and raised in Melbourne, Victoria. After graduating in business studies (Accounting) he worked at two Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley, WA. His interest in community development led him to India in 1977 to work with a local non-government organisation in village planning and training programs.

On coming back to Australia in 1984, Phillip returned to his original profession and set up an accounting and taxation practice in Katherine, NT. In 1992 Phillip returned to Melbourne to undertake postgraduate studies in environmental science at Monash University. After graduating in 1996 he moved to Cairns, Qld, to take up a position within the Queensland public service.

Upon reaching his sixtieth birthday, Phillip retired and began a new adventure as a writer. Phillip became a member of Tropical Writers, Cairns, in 2016 and enjoys drawing on his own life experiences as the inspiration for his writing.

Other Fiction Books Written and Published by Phillip:

EYES FROM THE ROCK

THE KIMBERLEY SHAPES A YOUNG MAN’S JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY.
Set in the rugged Kimberley landscape of Western Australia, a university drop-out falls for a young woman, and his life changes when he discovers a mysterious connection to his mentor, an older Aboriginal stockman. However, these relationships draw the young man into a conflict he has tried hard to avoid.

In October 2017 Phillip self-published Eyes from the Rock on Amazon Books.