The Carbon Conundrum by Adit Ambani12:41:00 AM
Nimue Says : The book starts with the robbery of Royal Incan diamond from the British Museum and though it was a replica , the real one is missing too.
Alvin , who has recently inherited the museum after his dad's death had to ask his uncle to keep the diamond safely who is killed protecting it. He hides the diamond and leaves behind a cryptic message for Alvin and Jett. While Alvin decides to recover the diamond in London , Jett decides to search for the other diamonds that were supposedly split from one big diamond and hidden in different corners of the Earth.
As much I liked reading Jett's adventures in the jungles and mountains of South Africa , I enjoyed how Alvin cracks the puzzle. But what he does after that to get to the diamond is product of an over stretched imagination. Add to that the part historical , part fantasy tale thrown into this mix, the book becomes a little hard to digest.
The writer seems to erase the lines between possible and the over dramatic twists a bit too often. If you overcome that , it is quite a decent read with good thriller scenes and lot of heroic escapes for both the guys.
My Rating : 3/5