The Bankster by Ravi Subramanian – a book review

This is the first time I am reading Ravi Subramanian, thanks to BlogaddaThe Bankster by  Ravi Subramanian.

The Bankster unravels the intricate banking system and how a few cunning people can beat it smart.  The characters in the story are pretty much like you and me. You will relate to them if you had visited a bank so much for the identifying part of this.

The web of complexities and an unsusual turn of events at a multinational bank makes for an interesting reading. Very fast paced and close to life, next door characters, this is the story of human weakness, that of manipulating relationships even when literally being the relationship manager at the branch of a bank.

So when there is a series of murders or accidents as the world would like to be believed,  especially of one of his close friend, Karan the ex-employee turned reporter smells foul play and has a task at hand to identify and save the rest including himself when he sees a pattern emerging with people related to a particular account at GB2.

On the other side of the story which runs parallel is the agitation against the commissioning of the new nuclear plant and how an agitation to ensure safety standards is hijacked to personal agendas and also goes on to become a network of unlawful activities which finds a thread at the one of the accounts of GB2.

The story shows the author with his background, as an expert in banking and has a grip on human emotions and weakness and a behavioural pattern at its best and worst in a narrative style that’s keeps you wanting to finish this off in one quick read.

The analytical and logical treatment that he offers with Karan and the team that investigates privately is an awesome read. We should give it to the characterisation of Karan, who very deftly handles and delves into the minds of the executioners.

And not to forget is the episode at Vienna and how the police department leaves no stones unturned to get the perpetrators of crime to book. You have a CCD out there in the middle of all this. 🙂

The best part is the way the author has the story in control all the three events at different places of the globe and weaving a nice suspense filled thriller. He also has to his credit  making the reader look aside and may be think of who the bankster could be or may be it was my thought.

Overall an excellent fast read, and a nice plot and I would have to agree when Wall Street Journal says – Meet the John Grisham of Banking. I am a fan of John Grisham and all the legal stories, especially my favorite being Street Lawyer.

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R Senthilkumar

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