Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Book Review- Private India


Book: Private India
Author: Ashwin Sanghi and James Patterson
Summary :
In Mumbai seemingly unconnected people are dying, strangled in a chilling ritual and with strange objects carefully arranged with the corpses.
For Santosh Wagh, head of Private India, the Mumbai branch of the world’s finest investigation agency, it's a race against time to stop the killer striking again.
In a city of over thirteen million, he has his work cut out at the best of times but this case has him battling Mumbai's biggest ganglord and a godman who isn't all he seems.
And then he discovers there may be an even greater danger facing Private India. Hidden in the shadows is someone who could destroy the whole organization along with thousands of innocent Mumbai citizens.


Private India is a riveting thriller which keeps the reader spellbound till the very end. The story unfolds from the  inconspicuous  Mumbai office of Private India and takes you on a roller-coaster ride in search of a serial killer through the sleazy underbelly of Mumbai , exposing on the way the murky past of  respectable and well to do personalities. It is a tale of betrayal , manipulation, grit and vengeance which does not allow the reader to quit till the last page.
        
  It starts with the murder of a Thai  lady doctor who is found strangulated with a yellow cloth around her neck and props attached to her body by the killer challenging the authorities openly to resolve the crime and apprehend the culprit. The next victim is soon found murdered under similar circumstances. As the killer leaves a trial of bodies in quick succession the pressure mounts on the Mumbai police and the sleuths of Private India to apprehend the killer quickly before the crime attains panic proportions.
 Before concluding certain loose ends needs mentioning. A premier detective agency like Private  India of International repute would definitely screen its employees antecedents  before employing them. It becomes therefore somewhat implausible to see that Hari’s background comes as a shock for the bosses of Private India.

Another  implausible  incident is the sudden charging of Santosh by the Assistant Commissioner of Police Rupesh after so many years on their way  to apprehend the killer who has kidnapped one of the prime detectives of Private India and her life is in great danger.
The story of Zafar and why Private India is their prime target has not been explained adequately.

All said and done Private India is definitely a bestseller and one looks forward to reading more books by the author duo.
 Private India is highly recommended to those who love thriller.  Each page is interesting and is filled with mysteries.
I finished the book in one go and had an amazing experience. The story is very well plotted. I would also like to read the other books by Ashwin Sanghi. I was quite ecstatic to read the book.  I am satisfied and happy to read Private India.
My rating for the book is - 4/5 



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