A book that eludes everybody’s grasp, including thecolonel. Impersonations, thefts and even murders are committed for the sake ofthe book. It calls for a trip to the country estate of Ram Sharma inRamshankarpur. The colonel has to intervene to trace the murderer and thepossible connection with the book, yet he is also totally perplexed by a magicsquare in it. A boy who gets kidnapped or murdered while playing football nearthe forest of Harmatmatia, a bear-like beast or god that roams around the forestkilling people, a precious inlaid box misplaced after being dug up during anexcavation. All these seem to be tied up with a numerical puzzle in an oldSanskrit manuscript..