26 November, 2017

#BookReview :: The Celeritas Files by Ishan Majumdar

Experience the story of Shaina Desai, who finds herself in the middle of a sinister plot to steal her prized invention, which happens to be the principal subject of valuation for a multi-million dollar cross-border investment in what could be termed as one of the most brutal attempts at intellectual property theft in the history of corporate India.
Will she be forced to give up her dream to save her son’s life? Or will she lose him to the ruthless kidnappers?
A tale of professional pride and the heart-breaking choices forced upon the individual, of love and betrayal, and the dark games ruthlessly played in the corporate world, under the veneer of professional ethics…

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The book begins with a bang as we see a murder and a kidnap happen over the first few pages. What follows is a thrilling story set in the corporate world with Shaina in the bang middle of it all. When she receives a ransom call, things are set into motion as what the kidnapper wants is not something that can be handed over without second thoughts. By the time the climax rolls in, the readers are left wondering if Shaina will be able to come out on the top or will she loose much more than a piece of technology by the time it is all over.

The first thing that I liked about the book is that Shaina is a very solid character. We do not see women in position of power and standing in IWE very often, let alone in a novel that is set in the corporate world. I would have certainly liked it more if her character was a bit more rounded, but that is just my quirk – I always want and expect more and more from the strong female characters. The supporting roles were played well by the various characters – and that is all I will say for I fear I may give out spoilers on the antagonist if I start talking about the other characters.

The book is well paced for most parts; some places in the middle lagged a bit. The plot is well thought out. There is an undercurrent of emotions throughout the book and there is ample drama and action to keep the readers invested. I have to mention though that the romantic angle did not work for me at all. This is an interesting debut by Ishan Majumdar, and I would certainly like to see how he follows up this book.

Review Copy received from the Author

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