The Bankster though the latest book by Ravi Subramanian is the first on I read from his writings and left me hungry for more. I ordered all the other books written by him and finished them at record speed.
The Bankster takes you into the murky side of banking, money laundering and corporate politics. The banks with whom we put both our money and trust are not exactly saintly and this book reveals to what extents they go to satisfy their hunger for business. This hidden truth about the financial institutions is brilliantly portrayed by Ravi through an intriguing & sinister plot and a suspenseful climax.
Ravi intelligently uses his banking experience to reveal an inter woven story which will keep you flipping the pages all the way to the finish. The writing is simple and even though banking process have been explained, the author has made them easy for a non-banker to understand never going over the top with explanation. Ravi has paid attention to detail and has researched extensively before penning this story for the readers.
Karan Panjabi the protagonist, an ex-banker turned journalist from Ravi’s previous book The Incredible Banker, uses both his banking & journalism skill to guide you through a complex maze of events right upto the climax. He would be a character to watch out for in all future books by Ravi and hope he figures in them.
Now that I have read all 4 books by Ravi Subramanian, can’t wait for his next release. He has been given the title of “John Grisham of Banking” and I am sure he will live upto it.