This is a second book of Writer Vish Dhamija.
I wanted to read some good crime fiction book so grab my hand on this book.
The story opens up in 1982, where three
Soviet girl athlete had come to Delhi, India for Asian games as a Spectators.
These three girls has the plan to land London via Mumbai. They successfully fly
to Mumbai but unfortunately trapped in the prostitution.
Then the story starts with a present day, a murder in a
house, where a victim is a man, the bullet in his head and his genitals are
mutilated. DCP Rita Ferreira is the in-charge of this case.
The story runs in back and forth i.e. 1980’s and 2007.
DCP Ferreira and her team put her extreme effort to solve this case. Killer
gives 24 hours’ time to stop the next murder. But will she able to solve this
case before 24 hours? Who is the killer and what is the motive of murders? Is
the present murders has to do something in past?
The story is weaved around forced prostitution, helpless
condition of them and mental harassment. Here the victim is a girl who is an
unwedded mother, fatal gang rape then forced prostitution for her entire life.
The pity of three Russian girls is elaborately present in the book. This book
simply explores the dark side of this colourful society where money
can make you do anything, money can buy anything.
This story evolved around prostitution, money, lust and
death. The writer has maintained the mystery till the last page, but you will
get the hint after reading half of the book. However, the real killer will
leave you astonished.
DCP Rita Ferreira is the protagonist of this books. There
are many small and big character which helps to develop the story. All the
characters are well researched and chosen by the writer.
This story shuffles from present to past events which are
interlinked with each other. Then too, writer manage to keep writing flow
excellent. The books itself shows that it is a piece of excellent research.
I found this book simply awesome, writer has showcased
the dark side of society, human and his/her mentality. This is a great book in
crime and murder fiction. Read it if you love murder mystery you will not