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A sure-shot thriller makes you turn pages till you reach the very end. You in fact cannot stop reading and that’s what “Bankerupt” by Ravi Subramanian does to you. He makes you want to reach the end way before you have reached the middle because as a reader you cannot wait to know what happens next. That’s the true test of a thriller and this time this isn’t a banking one.
There are a lot of sub-plots running through, “Bankerupt”. From a financial hoax to a cryptic clue – the novel spans from the US of A to India to Australia. There is a murder but obviously. Ravi Subramanian’s writing style is impeccable – keeping in mind short chapters to generate interest to the plot which is racy and suspenseful at almost every turn of the page. “Bankerupt” is a quick read. The kind that you can finish on a train journey and be on the edge of your seat at that.
Bankerupt is a fast-paced thriller with a plot that spans different cities across the globe, and a murder that needs to be solved before it’s too late.
Summary Of The Book
Bankerupt has three different tracks that run parallel and are interwoven with each other. Readers first meet Cirisha Narayanan, a professor, teaching at the prestigious MIT in Boston. Honesty is of utmost importance to her. Her life turns upside down when she learns of her husband’s elaborate scheme for a financial fraud. Being a principled woman, she threatens to expose her husband’s wrongdoings unless he mends his ways. Does this give the husband a motive for murder?
Bankerupt then paints a picture of Aditya Raisinghania, Cirisha’s husband. He is a banker and loves taking risks even if it involves malpractices. He makes use of his skill and the people he knows to come up with a racket that will take him up the corporate ladder. However, the bank soon finds out about his deceptive ways and he loses his job. Following a huge showdown with his wife, he becomes the main accused in the murder. But does that prove his innocence and clear his name?
The third track revolves around Cirisha’s father, a businessman. He is influenced by his son-in-law’s malpractices and wishes to make a quick buck with illegal schemes. Will his daughter find out about this? How far does he go in his desire to get rich quickly? All three tracks come neatly tied together at the end, leading to a nail-biting finish.
About Ravi Subramanian
Ravi Subramanian is a banker turned popular, bestselling writer.
He has authored novels such as Devil in Pinstripes, If God Was a Banker, The Incredible Banker, and I Bought the Monk’s Ferrari.
He studied at IIM, Bangalore and has a career spanning two decades in the banking industry. He has worked with top corporates such as HSBC, ANZ Grindlays, and Citibank. Apart from novels, his articles appear in popular magazines. He is also a columnist for The Economic Times. He has won the Economist Crossword Book Award twice, and has also won the Indiaplaza Golden Quill Book Award.
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