Monday, 14 August 2017

#BookReview: In The Name Of God by Ravi Subramanian

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"What happens when you have to choose between faith and logic?"
Temples are places of worship, oceans of tranquility or so what everyone thinks, till a series of murders threatens to destroy the carefully cultivated reputation of the royal family.

In The Name Of God is a Crime Thriller by bestselling author Ravi Subramanian. The book was published on 26th June 2017 by the leading publishers Penguin Random House India. The cover page of the book is very captivating and attractive having an image of a man running and on one side is a temple of South India and on other side is the Wafi Mall in Dubai. The colours used in the background are very bright making the cover very catchy to the eyes. The cover page is designed by Meena Rajesekaran and Getty Images.  

In The Name Of God revolves around India's most famous temple The Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Thiruvananpuram and when fingers are pointed towards the opening of the richest vaults of the temple which is under the control of the Royals, and when a dead body turns up in the holy pond of the temple, and then another murder. Meanwhile, a heist at the Wafi Mall in Dubai leads investigators to uncover a massive racket in the smuggling of antiques from the ruins of  temples of South India, which brings in Kabir Khan, additional director of CBI and in Mumbai, a series of mass explosions kills many, threatening to dismantle the diamond trade. Could these incidents be related? 

In the Name Of God is a very fast paced and a gripping novel by Ravi Subramanian. The novel is penned down very marvelously having a very powerful characterization. The language of the book is simple and lucid. The narration is very fast and pacy. The chapters are not very long and are 121 in all. All the events in the book are very well described by the author and there are a lot of twists in the book. the book is very riveting and has an intricate plot, making the reader stick to the book for long. It is a very well researched book involving a lot of sub plots and the way the author has involved all the plot is very intriguing and a page turner book. At various instances the reader can visualise the events making the story all the more interesting and engaging.
Overall , a very gripping story and a roller coaster ride filled with elements of crime, thrill, and suspense

This action packed thriller is highly recommended to those who want to read the finest crime thriller novel. 

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Ravi Subramanian

Ravi Subramanian, an alumnus of IIM Bangalore, has spent two decades working his way up the ladder of power in the amazingly exciting and adrenaline-pumping world of global banks in India. Four of Ravi’s eight bestselling titles have been award winners. In 2008, his debut novel, If God Was a Banker, won the Golden Quill Readers’ Choice Award. He won the Economist Crossword Book Award in 2012 for The Incredible Banker, The Crossword Book Award in2013 for The Bankster and more recently in 2014 for his thriller Bankerupt. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Dharini, and daughter, Anusha.

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