The Dharamsala Shakedown by Patrick Bryson

Category: Detective novel
Rights: All rights available

Biscuit McLeod has weathered worse hangovers before, but never while sitting in the waiting room of the private physician for His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. Leaving the doctor’s Dharamsala office with nothing but a bad headache and a prescription for his precious pills, Biscuit quickly finds himself implicated in the mysterious robbery of an antique Tibetan passport, a people smuggling operation run out of Thailand, and the death of McLeodganj’s most notorious crime figure, Danny Thapa. Working with refugees in the Tibetan Parliament in Exile by day, and ensconced in the James Bond Bar at night, accompanied only by a junior colleague who wants his job, and a boss who blames him for everything that’s gone wrong with the humanitarian trip, Biscuit has to rely on the wiles of a Japanese busker, his on-again, off-again lover from the CIA, and Pema, Danny Thapa’s angry ex-girlfriend, to try and unravel the mess. A follow up to the bold comic debut, The Sad Demise of Manpreet Singh, The Dharamsala Shakedown is a novel that explores the murky world of a refugee town, and the menagerie of international hustlers who keep it running…