Ravi Subramanian is fast becoming one of the top most crime thriller writers of India. Already nicknamed the “John Grisham” of banking by the Wall Street Journal, he delivers yet another masterpiece the Bankerupt, his fifth fictional thriller.
Bankerupt after the Bankster (read my older review) marks the arrival of Ravi Subramanian as an established crime thriller author. His previous 4 novels all had banking at the core of their plots, aptly so, since Subramanian has worked in the banking industry for close to 18 years. In Bankerupt, however he matures into a master puppeteer who is able to weave 2 industries of banking and academia to spin a plot which will keep you on the edge till the very end.
Set in the backdrop of a multinational bank in India and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, the plot takes you on a roller coaster ride of desire, greed & murder. It revolves around a young couple busy in their own ambitions and two fiercely determined but respected professors of MIT embroiled in a bitter game of rivalry. How and when their paths start to cross and the protagonists are sucked into the dangerous game is what the book is about. Besides, the plot Ravi Subramanian has a knack for writing characters which are normal and identifiable. The characters are tightly woven and barring a few rough edges, the book is unputdownable (not sure if that is a word).
Ravi Subramanian is becoming one of my favorite Indian authors with his impeccable research and the edgy style of story telling. I would highly recommend this book for you if you have been a fan of suspense and spy thrillers.