Author – K. Vijayakarthikeyan
Genre – Thriller/Murder Mystery/Fiction
Publisher – Rupa Publications
Ratings – ⭐️⭐️⭐️🌟/5
IAS officer Vikram Kapoor during his training at the academy decides to expose a powerful minister, Rudra Pratap Rana, in one of his visits to the academy. He asks some very controversial questions to the ministers and a video of this gets viral. But instead of suspending Vikaram, Rudra Pratap Rana makes him posted in his own region Lakshmipur to take his revenge by insulting him. But soon after the posting a lot of people starts dying from heart attack. What is the cause of this sudden deaths in Lakshmipur? Will he able to solve the case in time before it gets too late?
From the blurb it all sounds like a action drama bollywood movie script and it is to an extent but it is definitely much more than that. Also there is no physical action as such in the book.
The book is quite short so there is not much scope for the characters development. But each character is justified and given their due importance. The romance angle was totally unnecessary because I don’t think it added any value to the story.
There is no emotional connect as such but the twists & turns and the suspense is great. The ending is very quick and fast. I felt some more twists could be added to make it a little bit longer and then it would be more interesting to read
Overall the story line is good, there is a hero and a villain, pace of the story is slightly up and down but it is quite gripping and intriguing to read. So if you are into short stories don’t miss out on this one.