My Review on “Fraudster by R V Raman”

When I got this book from The Readers Cosmos


I was really glad because having worked in Finance MNC BPO for close to 8 years, I could not have asked for more as the story was well set in the Financial Sector. The story had many characters and honestly it was difficult for me to follow initially but when I set in reading it further, they all came like a chord which made me understand that I never understood it before….

The story was a classic example of how fraudulent things are happening in the Corporate and Banking Sector without even giving a slightest hint in the beginning but makes the head roll when it is eventually discovered.

This story also begins with a suspense thriller with a murder of an innocent employee Ms.Mathur and as it progresses it leads further to the murder of top banking honcho Visht and a corporate honcho Subbu.

This story also had  police officer Ranade who started investigating it ably assisted by Varsha knowingly and unknowingly. She had reservations against her own friend Kunal who finally happened to be her savior.

The twist in the tale came in the end when the real villain was revealed and how the scenes were executed leading to unfolding of mystery. The essence of the theme was captured so perfectly since none other than Mr. M V Raman who tweets from his twitter handle @mvraman_ could have done the justification to the story.

This is a perfect thriller as the name suggests and will not allow you to move away for sure once you have started reading it, till you read it fully 🙂

I am looking forward to read more of Mr Raman’s stories and my best wishes for him and my heartfelt thanks once again to The Reader Cosmos for having sent me the review copy of the book.

Title:  Fraudster

Author: R V Raman
Category: Fiction

Publisher: Hachette
Date: 2014
Price: Rs. 250
Pages: 272

ISBN: 9350098008

Fraudster : The Story of Corporate India’s Black Sheep:

Fraudster is a suspense thriller from R. V. Raman set in the world of corporate finance.

Summary of the Book

Some people will go to any extent to get their things done. In this thrilling novel, a young banker deposes before a commission investigating large-scale financial fraud. She is found dead the very next day. Whilst we started guessing what lead to her death, a leader of corporate India falls to his death from his South Bombay flat. In a multinational accounting firm, the high-security server room is hacked despite having the best in place protection system. The hackers want more than just company secrets. Illegal finance, high-profile crimes and brutal manipulation combine in this tale of greed, treachery and corruption amidst corporate India’s worst members making this novel a compulsory read.

About R. V. Raman

  1. V. Raman is an Indian writer and was the former head of KPMG’s Consulting Practice and the co-head of their Risk Advisory Services. He has also partnered with A.T. Kearney and Arthur Andersen, and boasts an experience of over three decades and covering four continents. Currently a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management,Trichy, he teaches Business Strategy. He is based in Chennai and this is his first book.

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