Is the only good terrorist a dead one? When she captures two fanatic fidayeen after their sensational terror strike in Goa in January 2010, little does Major Mohini Nair of India's elite counter terrorism force, the National Security Guard, realize that they would be back to haunt her and the nation later that year.
In September 2010, in another audacious, chilling attack, some of Bangalore's rich and famous are taken hostage in Opulence that last word in luxurious living, in a place and at a time they least expect. Clearly, the best of technology has crashed before base human emotions of greed and fanaticism. Ransom money is not what the mysterious terrorists want. They want the release of their two comrades and safe passage in exchange for the hostages. The blood-curdling brutality of the perpetrators, who include the beautiful Alice Hatchman, petrifies the hostages driving the story to a fever pitch.
Relishing the gruesome to show her power is easy for Alice as she loves no one. Rescuing the hostages is more difficult for Mohini for amongst them is the man she loves. Can the 13th floor penthouse of Opulence prove to be lucky for some?
About the Author
Prem Rao is a thriller writer who turned to his passion for writing after 36 years as a Talent Management specialist and executive coach.
His debut novel, a psychological thriller, "It Can't Be You" (Cedar, November 2010) received very wide acclaim. He successfully completed NaNoWriMo in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Prem's blogs "People at Work & Play" and "Writing To Be Read" have a global following. An alumnus of The Lawrence School, Lovedale; Loyola College, Chennai and XLRI, Jamshedpur, he lives in Bangalore, India and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.