by Ravi Subramanian
Technology can take over your financial assets and it is for real.
The very first line of introduction about this books says that this is a first-ever bitcoin thriller. I was totally unaware of bitcoins before I read this book. I used Google. But if you are as ignorant as me, please don’t Google it. Read this book. This book has explained everything about them.
Once you know what bitcoins are, you are in for a fantastic thriller. Trust me on that!
The narration of this book is as amazing as Ravi Subramanian’s other books. You will stay engrossed in it. It is an extremely fast read and yes, you will keep asking for more. That is the reason that I could complete this book in less than a week’s time.
The book spans almost all of the globe. The book starts with a mysterious and dangerous conversation between the respective heads of MasterCard and Visa and eventually the plot lands up in Mumbai. This will leave you tensed for a while(because common, it involves the plastic money that we use daily!) and then you will be encouraged to dig deep into this book.
Then enters the head of an Indian bank who uncover an online scam which has cost a lot of money to the bank’s customers. The connection to the theme can be made very quickly because these are the things that we do daily-online transactions.
It has an entrepreneur who is struggling to make some profit and is helped in his aim by a drug dealer. The important banker dies a filmy death which can not account for an accident. The FBI flies down to Mumbai because they are threatened by LTTE. The finance minister of India to has a role to play in this fiction. And then, everything is glued together by the bitcoins and Darknets- a web of sites which exist only for illegal transactions.
The ending again is quite filmy but yes, it is interesting to know how people end up paying for their karma.
The way Ravi Subramanian has moulded the story is commendable as it proceeds. As I said earlier, everything falls into place perfectly.
In a nutshell, this one is a good read.
Price: INR 299
My Ratings : 3.5/5