This book on Bhutan is the first of its kind. It is co-authored by a distinguished visitor to the country and a resident Bhutanese. Written in a travelogue-narrative style, the two authors over the last four years have harmoniously woven 16 stories into a beautiful tapestry. Most of the stories are written down for the first time. The book breaks fresh ground on Assassination, War, Peace, and Progress in the Gross National Happiness Kingdom Australian Ambassador to the Holy See, Tim Fischer, and coauthor Tshering Tashi have completed a four-year writing project resulting in the first major jointly written book on Bhutan. The five sections of the book include an informative blend of color and black and white photographs. All the chapters can be read independently yet together they help create a deeper understanding of the philosophy and culture of the last Mahayana Buddhist kingdom. Dedicated to the attainment of life and work balance and peace and happiness on our Earth, Bold Bhutan Beckons may help readers to decide their future pathway.