Book Review: "Scorpio Rising" by Alan Annand
Review by Michael Laughrin, Michael@jyotish.ws
There are dozens of different varieties of mystery novels, and I have read at least 2000 of them. Some of these books feature ex-cops who have become PI's (private eyes). Some mysteries, mostly written by British female authors, are called cozies because of their genteel manners and settings. Then there are mysteries in which the setting is all-important. New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago are some of the more popular cities.
Then there is a whole category of mysteries that feature certain professions -- lawyers, doctors, chefs, and musicians come to mind. Another genre features certain animals -- horses, dogs, cats, and parrots.
Alan Annand has created -- or expanded upon -- a whole new genre: Vedic Astrology and detective. Our hero in Scorpio Rising also is a fine palmist, numerologist, and expert in Vastu (ancient Vedic laws of architecture) and Ayurveda. Being a lover of mysteries (especially the "hard-boiled" type) and of all things Vedic, I believe this book is a 5 star winning combination.
Facts are gross, but the truth is subtle, Crowe's guru always told him. And although the truth behind this three-way conspiracy lies buried in the past, Crowe is relentless until he uncovers it.
"Scorpio Rising" is a truly great book. And according to the author, it is just the first in a series of 15 or 20 books featuring this astrologer-detective character.
If you love Jyotish, palmistry, etc., READ THIS BOOK! You will learn a lot of predictive techniques because Mr. Annand, besides being a writer, is also a very fine Jyotishi.
(c) copyright 2011 Michael Laughrin
From the August/September 2011 issue of Michael Laughrin's North American Jyotish Newsletter. Click to subscribe to this free Jyotish newsletter.
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