RATING - 4.5/5
AUTHOR: Ashutosh Dixit
PRICE: Rs 295
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ashutosh Dixit is a 23-year old engineering graduate and management student hailing from Pune, the 'City of the Peshwas'.
Having travelled extensively within India and abroad since the age of four, he developed a passion for reading and writing fiction and poetry since early childhood.
A state-level Silver Medalist in Taekwondo and Skating, Ashutosh is also a fervent foodie, sketch artist, history enthusiast, rock music aficionado and a devoted Manchester United follower.
His short story, What Men Do was recently selected for publishing in an anthology titled Men.
Currently, Ashutosh is working on an epic fantasy series, as well as another thriller, and hopes to write a diverse range of fiction and poetry for years to come.
The Man in the Trench Coat is his debut book.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
In 2014, just before India's massive general elections, a Member of Parliament accused of being involved in multiple scams is shot right outside his residence.
ACP Rajeev Shekhar, an honest, upright cop with a tragic past and ACP Digvijay Raut, a veteran legend of the Delhi Police are tasked with investigating the murder.
However, more such corrupt officials begin to die throughout the country, expertly assassinated by a mysterious vigilante they call 'the Man in the Trench Coat'.
As the political pressure mounts, the CBI steps in to work with the Delhi cops. The vigilante, aided by the shadowy man known only as Control, steps up his game.
As the situation escalates, the investigating lawmen find themselves embroiled in a web of scheming and deceit. Nothing - and no one - is what they seem to be...
Who is the Man in the Trench Coat? Why does he do what he does? Who is the master manipulator called Control? And above all, can they succeed in their mission to free the world's largest democracy from corruption?
'The Man in the Trench Coat' is one of the best thrillers you must read.
It kicks off with a BANG! and ends with a BANG! The moment you start reading, the book begins to play with your mind slowly and steadily.
On the very first page, a member of parliament is shot dead by a mysterious man. The cops start investigating, but soon another murder takes place.
You start predicting 'the man in the trench coat' but before you think you are on the right track, another twist just changes the entire story.
Each and every page is like a puzzle which can only be solved if you read the entire book. The plot is full of unpredictable twists and turns which will keep you hooked till the very last page.
The book takes you to a revolutionary world where corrupt are being punished for their bad deeds. The author has managed to mention each and every detail in the book very tactically.
The characterization is at its best. There is a hand full of major characters but each has a story and connection to the mysterious happenings of the book. Which makes it more interesting and tangled.
The detailing is done very nicely with logical events taking place in the story. It is full of action, drama, and suspense. I really liked the character of ACP Rajeev Shekhar in the book.
The cover of the book is also nice and I would love to read any sequel. Also, If it is converted into a movie, it may break some box office records.
Overall, I loved the book and would like to suggest it to each and every mystery lover. If you believe in the saying "The less you reveal, the more people can wonder", then 'The Man in the Trench Coat' is just for you.
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