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  • Location: Bangalore

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2000s: Meet the Indian Rebus!

  • ISBN: 978-1913394967
  • Genre: Fiction, Police Procedural

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Borei Gowda is a splendidly grumpy, hard-drinking cop, an Indian Rebus with a complicated love life. When Professor Mudgood is found dead in his decaying Bangalore house, it is considered a natural death; after all, he was 82 years old, but Gowda isn’t so sure. All the evidence points to a political murder since the professor was a fervent critic of right-wing forces in India. But as Gowda launches a parallel investigation, he stumbles upon a secret and murky world where there are no rules or mercy. When Gowda’s hand is forced, he takes a calculated risk and infiltrates the sinister domain to bring the truth out into the open. Will he succeed? And at what price?

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What a place to set and hot and heavy police drama! So much to love here about the bustling streets, amazing food and the blinding sun. You can smell the spice and drama in the air.

Very atmospheric and very vividly drawn.

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Destination/Location: Bangalore  Author: Anita Nair  Departure: 2000s

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