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Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Bankster by Ravi Subramanian

The Bankster by Ravi Subramanian
Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

John Grisham is a lawyer. So he writes thrillers based on Law. Robin Cook is a physician. So he writes about medicine and topics affecting public health. Here, Let us WELCOME, Ravi Subramanian. He is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore, worked nearly two decades in the financial industry. So he writes thrillers about banking and bankers.

THE BANKSTER is a story based on money laundering, banks, CIA, blood diamonds, materialistic greed, murders, politics, environmental issues regarding nuclear proliferation etc.

In the beginning,
a thriller-story must have a gripping Prologue. THE BANKSTER is a multiple-layered yet interconnected thriller story. It starts with a prologue, where there are three apparently unrelated events taking place.

1. A CIA agent is buying blood diamonds worth of an eye-shattering money.
2. A hotel resort owner is being accused of ivory smuggling.
3. The picturing of a reputed global bank and its employees.

A perfect prologue- no connections between the stories, don’t know what is happening and what is going to happen. But the reader already knows that some thing ominous is going on.

In the middle,
a thriller-story must have some chilling crimes, back-stabbings, and double-crossings etc. which prompt the reader to sit and read the entire story in one sitting. THE BANKSTER has some hot and spicy murders of the employees of that bank in questionable circumstances which give suspense to the story. A GOOD man (the hotel resort owner), fighting for a GOOD cause, is being used by a BAD man with BAD intentions in the name of providing help for GOOD man’s GOOD cause, but for his own greedy benefits. An inside, but unknown person is letting the information about GOOD people to BAD people.

In the ending,
there is must be an investigation. Isn’t an investigation to find out the truth is the main essence of a thriller? Here that is what lacks in THE BANKSTER. The entire process of investigation in which a reader finds some adrenaline-pumping chasings from bad guys, near to death experiences in the hands of bad guys, the deaths of mates in the game, “never able to believe” truths. Where are all these? The author simply did a fine calculation, used some intuitive thoughts, some fate chosen incidents to reveal the real facts about whole story.

Tell everything. But make sure that a reader didn’t know anything. Then reveal everything one by one and make reader awe with the twists. THE BANKSTER has little such twists, but has a clean view of twists about the crime propagating through the banks on which THE BANKSTER based and that is what make you to read this story. THE BANKSTER is not a surprising, kick-assing but a simple, cozy thriller which could be a better story in my view. Those who like to read a thriller with a different aspect can give it a try.

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