THE BANKSTER by RAVI SUBRAMANIAN
Ravi Subramanian is the master storyteller of financial crime and the winner of many awards for his work. 'The Bankster' is the first Subramanian's book that I read recently and I was blown away by the storyline. After reading this absolutely thrilling novel, you will find asking yourself, "Should I really trust these bankers who claim to keep my money safe?' because the author has put the "bad" side of them in an upfront.
The plot revolves around the two central characters- Krishna Menon and Karan Punjabi. While the former is completely distraught by the death of his son in nuclear blast and is adamant to prevent any such further accidents, the latter who is an ex-banker and a press reporter is baffled by chain of deaths of a bank's employees.
Menon, while protesting for the safety of people from nuclear plants and Punjabi, while delving into the mysterious deaths of employees come across a global conspiracy and a biggest scam ever. So, Menon struggles to find the master mind of this whole scam.
The book gives you moments of awe and surprise intermittently. The story starts slowly and therefore, I found it boring but only in the first few chapters. In the beginning, it seems that the chapters are not interlinked and that you are reading two stories simultaneously. But, gradually the secret unearths and everything fits together. You need to have patience while reading this book.
All over, I felt that the storyline is unique and fresh. The characters and the description of situations are up to the mark. It could be read if you love suspense and crime fiction.
If you happen to read 'The Bankster', do share your thoughts on this book.😊