The story starts on an interesting note, which put me on the grip to read the book. The Bankster is an interesting thriller based on the illegitimate activities which takes place in this present world. The story mainly revolves around the banking sector. It starts on an interesting note, with the trading of blood diamonds in Angola and slowly moves on to an international bank in Mumbai. Suddenly, the readers are led to Kerala in southern India, where an elderly man is leading a protest against the Trikakulam Nuclear Power Project. He had lost his son and daughter –in-law during the Chernobyl disaster. The story slowly trails off to the Greater Boston Global Bank(GB2), where a series of baffling murder of the key employees takes place in Mumbai.
On the other side, Karan Panjabi, a press reporter and a former employee of GB2, inspects the case, and stumbles upon a drastic worldwide conspiracy. He is left with only 36 hours to unravel the grappling mystery behind it!
The story gradually progresses at a good speed, and the thrilling plot makes the book not to keep it down without reading the same. The author takes the reader on a thrilling ride to Angola, Kerala, Mumbai, Vienna and Tel-Aviv.
Ravi Subramanian, the eminent author who has written this great novel in a very stylish and thrilling way made its plots the way John Grisham tells in his story through which he emerges as a master story teller. The author of many successful novels who has made a mark in fiction writing has given yet another block buster through his thriller novel The Bankster.
Ravi Subramanian, winner of the 2008 Golden Quill Readers’ Choice Award for his famous novel ‘If God was a Banker’ presents his debut financial sector novel The Bankster in his own great style, which is highly commendable indeed.
A Book Review by Ayubkhan.U