In Search of Kindness
Peter Griffiths, author
Lucy Parker-Patel, a highly intelligent seventeen-year-old, poses several awkward questions for her father, a theology teacher at a Roman Catholic seminary. He sets her several short essays on the world’s major religions. During her studies, Lucy befriends a mysterious young Buddhist monk named Janak Rai, who lost his memory as a result of a recent terrorist attack on the British Embassy in Nepal. A clandestine group, hell-bent on causing chaos throughout the world, watches the young monk. Its members believe he is “The Sign”: one who will deliver a new message of hope for the world. Lucy meets the exquisitely beautiful and enigmatic Bridget Byron, the daughter of a billionaire businessman and the local MP. Lucy, Janak, and her friends embark on a quest to restore Janak’s memory and deliver the message of hope.