Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BOOK REVIEW - GOD IS A GAMER

Is Revenge a Crime ? We don't know exactly . But we will find the answer  after reading this thriller..........



                                               



About the Book :
 The front and back cover was so beautiful. The picture of white house in the front along with the title in which the “ O” of  God with the symbol of bitcoin was wonderful. Surely this book will beautify your bookshelf.
Title – God is a Gamer
Author – Mr . Ravi Subramanian
GENRE – Fiction Thriller
ISBN - 9780143421399


About the Author:
Ravi Subramanian is India’s number one thriller writer, having written six bestselling books. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore), he is currently head of a leading financial institution. A career banker and financial services professional, Ravi has worked with various multinational banks (Citibank, ANZ Grindlays Bank and HSBC) for over eighteen years. As a result of his extensive background in foreign banks, writing about banking comes quite naturally to Ravi. Each one of his books thus far have been set in the backdrop of a foreign bank.

Subramanian is now the CEO of a listed NBFC. Subramanian continues to write popular columns for well-known magazines and has his own personal weekly column in the Career and Business life page of The Economic Times


Story plot :
 The prologue begins with the meeting of the ceo of mastercard and visa along with the senator Gillian Tan.
 Gillian Tan was the senator who deals with south east Asian issues , is a close friend of the president of USA.
WIkileaks threatens to release some dirty secrets of US government,  it was banned . Eventhough it released some of US cables. Amazon  which was the wikileaks was shut down its operation. Paypal , visa and mastercard also shut down their customers to dealing with wiki leaks.
 Wikileaks released the account number for its supporters to send virtual money for its operation – Bit coins.
 Next comes the assassination of the senator Gillian tan in his bullet proof car by cycle bomb. Adrian scott the FBI agent was appointed to investigate the case.
 In the mean time in India  , a phishing scam in the New York International Bank of Indian Branch. Swami , head of retail banking of the same bank was bring down by the CEO Malavika , who becomes chairman of the bank in the region.
Aditya Rao , legend in the Indian Banking Industry and owner of the Indian gaming company – Indiscape. He also own the BPO – eTOIS. He was a divorcee with a son varun , a part time drug dealer.
 Varun bumps into relationship with Tanya , daughter of Malavika.
Townsville , new game launched by Indiscape was not doing well till varun takes over the company.
 Next comes the malavika’s suicide , in which the finance minister was involved . It brings the CBI of India into the plot.
 In the epilogue , the author has justified the line “ Is revenge a Crime  ?”
 WHAT WAS THE REASON BEHIND THE DEATH OF THE SENATOR , CEO …….. PHISHING SCAM  ?
HOW THE FINANCE MINISTER WAS INVOLVED IN DEATH OF MALAVIKA ?
WHO WAS THE CULPRIT BEHIND ALL THESE ?
 IS ALL THE EVENTS ARE RELATED  OR NOT ?
 TO KNOW READ THE BOOK………

MY OPINION :     
 About 310 pages under 89 chapters worth reading.
  After reading this novel I came to know lot about the banking industry. I am hearing about Bitcoin for the first time.
 The story line revolves around the present day situation and from the story we must learn what we must not do…
It was a interesting novel to read on a weekend. Those who are interested in present day cyber crimes , thrill must read this novel.


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