On 8 November, when the clock strikes 12, your money will be no good. Somewhere on the India-Nepal Border, a car full of passengers swerves off a highway and plunges into a valley, its trunk full of cash.
In the UK, a Bollywood starlet wins Big Survivor, the most popular reality TV show in the country. In Panama, Central America, a whistle-blower at a law firm brings down billionaires across the globe.
And in India, a new RBI Governor is appointed. Aditya Kesavan is dynamic, charismatic and ambitious. And he’s been handed the reins of the RBI on a platter. His only job: to make sure he doesn’t rock the boat. But, unknown to him, the wheels have begun to turn, as the country heads towards the biggest financial event in modern Indian history.
Governor Kesavan is about to carry out the most brazen act of his life – and, perhaps, his most foolish. Will he be able to pull himself out of the mess he has got into or will he have to surrender to the manipulative forces behind the scenes? Running desperately out of time, the Governor must set things right.
Disclaimer: I was provided with a Physical copy of the book by Harper Collins India in exchange for an honest review. However, all the thoughts, feelings and opinions expressed in this review are my own.
The first book I picked up the night after my exam was over – a brilliant fast paced choice it was, for I finished or rather binge read it late into the night; almost 2-3 hours after starting it.
Don’t Tell The Governor has taken a whole lot of event that have actually happened in reality in relation the political and economic situation in India – so the reader has to take the fictionalized version of the event in the plot with a pinch of salt.
Going into the book – I have to be honest; I am very lost when it comes to finance and economics – the author, therefore, has done an excellent job of dumbing down the technical aspects for the readers, like yours truly, which made the journeying into the thriller all the more fun.
MONEY, S*X AND POWER – three things that make the world turn; and the author has exponentially used the three to turn the plot into one twist after the other. The author also did his best to do justice to a flawed yet somehow endearing protagonist – a character who ends up being a victim of the circumstances as much as the instigator of those circumstances.
The ending, though fails short of the justice I had expected to a plot that is full of twists and turns that held my attention throughout the book.
Don’t Tell The Governor is a thriller that will definitely appeal to the Indian population especially considering the hint of reality intermixed perfectly fiction!
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