The plot of Code 7 is set in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan – a country which is the first in the world to follow an official state doctrine of gross domestic happiness instead of gross domestic product. The author personally experiences and realizes that it is probably the only country where the fish do not rot from the head down. The heroes Michal and the goddess Kumari from the novels Code 9 and Code 1 and real figures like the Dalai Lama or Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk resist the forces of evil together. They disprove the myth of our civilization about the benefits of a “god of never-ending economic growth”. Jozef Banas courageously claims that this god suits the greedy banks, manipulating media bosses and power-hungry politicians.
“We need to fight against evil together,” I told the Dalai Lama on July 16th, 2014. His Holiness grasped my hand and replied: “The world will not be saved by fighting, but mutual understanding. You are a writer, spread this message.” And that is what I am doing with this book.
“This is not just a novel! Jozef Banas knows the secret how to skillfully put more into his works than ´just´ an exceptional story. His previous books Code 9 and Code 1 revolving around the issue of balance have proved already that he is the master of motivational novels. I am happy we have an author in Slovakia who writes thrilling stories and at the same time adds value to them by changing the way we look at life. Read this novel with your heart. At its end you will be a better person than you were at its beginning.”
Peter Sasin, motivational and transformational speaker
Original title: Kód 7
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Ikar (2016)
Product Dimensions: 150×210 mm