Crime thrillers have always enticed me. Reading a crime thriller makes me forget everything. My hand refuses to let go of the book and my inner self keeps telling me to finish it as soon as possible to resume my normal routine. Solving puzzles, unraveling mysteries, exploring restricted places – Oh how I wish to become a private investigator. 😦 Although in this book a crime reporter is seen investigating a murder case, which is the prime reason I went for this particular book as I wanted to know how a reporter functions and deals with all the troubles thrown at him when he turns into a detective.
Sherry Bing, a white Israeli woman, is found dead in Le Yogi Deluxe Hotel on a cold January morning by the night receptionist Raju Arora. Terrified, Raju calls up his friend and also a crime reporter Vicks Menon. Vicks has just lost his job for his alcoholism and is looking for a breaking news to get it back. He finds nothing suspicious except for a bus ticket from Udaipur to Delhi for one person. Vicks decides to go to the root of this case as he sees this as a chance to get his job back and also win back his love Tonya. As Vicks digs deeper, he gets to know this case is way more than just a foreigner being murdered on Indian soil. The murderer wanted to extract some important thing from Sherry. But what? While chasing the prime suspect of the murder, Vicks becomes the scapegoat with Delhi police and Israeli Embassy both on his tail. Vicks keeps updating his boss of his previous company who in turn sends him money to go on with his investigation. Vicks seeks Tonya’s help to untangle the mystery and to get a clear profile of the murderer. The prime suspect keeps fleeing from city to city and Vicks keeps following him inspite of knowing the high possibility of him being killed. He finds groundbreaking truth related to Iran-Israel rivalry. For Vicks Menon there is no turning back, he wants to finish the chase which he started once. Will he get any further help? Will he be able to catch the murderer? Will he get back Tonya? All the answers lie in the book. 😉
I loved the way author Kulpreet Yadav kept the story amazing but putting in the right amount of spices. It deals with sensitive topics related to chemical weapons and innocent people held as prisoners. While innocent lives are lost in a blink, the masterminds remain untouched. This fast-paced thriller will keep you glued to it’s pages unless you find all the answers you seek. I really enjoyed reading it and wouldn’t mind reading it all over again. Definitely not a one-time-read type of book to me. If you love thrillers this book is an absolute treat for you. Do read it and share your views in comments section below. 🙂
Love, phoenixX ❤