Book Review: The Assassination of Rajat Gandy
Thanks to blogchatter and Readomania for this gripping thriller, here goes the review
Name of the Book: The Assassination of Rajat Gandy
Genre: Fiction/ Political Thriller
Total Pages: 182
Author: Anurag Anand
About the Author:
Anurag Anand is one of the most prolific young authors in India today. The Assassination of Rajat Gandy is his twelfth book, prior to which he has written in the self-help, historical fiction, romance and crime thriller genres. Two of his titles, The Legend of Amrapali and The Quest for Nothing, have made it to the final shortlist of the annual Crossword Book Awards. His other bestselling works include Where the Rainbow Ends, Birth of the Bastard Prince, Love on 3 Wheels, Of Tattoos and Taboos and his last offering from the house of Readomania, To Hell and Back.
Anurag is a contributing author to several renowned magazines and newspapers and time permitting, he can be seen making his point in news debates on popular television channels like CNBC TV18.
In his corporate avatar, Anurag holds a full-time job with an MNC in Gurugram. His contributions to the corporate world have been widely acknowledged, earning him several awards including the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri Annual Award for Corporate Excellence in 2016. He was also invited to participate in the corporate reality show, The Assignment, Season II, aired on Bloomberg UTV.
After the #BlogchatterA2Z challenge was over, I was finding it tough to write fresh blogs and even to read books, so basically, I was having a blogger burnout. This book broke that block for me, this book is surely a page turner. The thrill, suspense and easy read are the USP’s of the book. With the season already being hot due to the general elections this year, I knew the book is fiction but couldn’t control seeing the similarities it had with some real scenarios.
The story is around the political hullabaloo, Rajat Gandy is a young political scion, who has got things by the virtue of being born in political heavyweight family. People in the country as well as people of his own party don’t think him deserving of what he’s aspiring. The higher role. The story holds the dirty secrets in the world of politics, the links between the industrial lobbies and political parties and how media can influence and manipulate everything around.
The story travels from US to India, however the main plot is at Bhopal. Madhya Pradesh. The leading characters are Afsha Khan, a political correspondent with a leading TV news channel who finds herself embroiled in a conspiracy of devastating proportions and Sumit Anand, an officer with the Economic Offences Wing, is on the trail of an industry lobbyist who could lead him to the men behind one of the most notorious scams in the history of independent India. The story is an entertaining mix of industrial scam, religious tensions, political vendetta. All these things happen right when the elections are about to happen.
To know how Afsha lands herself into the trouble, will she be able to unfold the mystery behind the assassination, she ever gets out of this disaster?
Is sumit able to unravelling the truth behind the largest scam or will his career come to an end while trying to capture large fishes?
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I would rate this book 4.5/ 5
This book review is part of Blogchatter Book Review Program