presents a masterful tale of power, money and crime
by Vish Dhamija
The latest from the master of crime and courtroom drama
The wolves are circling; the lion is alone …
Prem Bedi is the third richest man in the country. He commands both fear and respect, and, at fifty-three, he still looks handsome and aristocratic. He also chairs a business empire worth two hundred thousand crores. He is the ‘Mogul’.
But Bedi’s smoothly run empire faces a crisis when he’s accused of killing his ex-wife and her husband, and dragged into a court battle. Having lived his entire life in the spotlight, it’s no wonder that with this scandal, the spotlight on the Mogul grows brighter and harsher, and the question grows louder—‘Did he do it?’
Piece by piece, put together with the words and memories of Bedi’s friends and associates, a picture forms: A young rookie advocate who wants the case—defending Bedi means he’s arrived. His ex-wife’s brother-in-law who can’t wait to see Bedi hang so that he can inherit the money, The prosecuting advocate who wants to bury the Mogul to make headlines.
After all, Prem Bedi makes news, and this is as sensational as it will ever get.
From India’s very own John Grisham comes a tale that unfolds through several different perspectives. The Mogul is a howdunnit that lays bare the Indian judicial process and proves that just because you’re not guilty doesn’t mean you’re innocent.
Vish Dhamija is the bestselling author of six crime fiction books. He is frequently referred to in the press as the ‘master of legal crime and courtroom drama’ in India. In August 2015, at the release of his first legal fiction, Deja Karma, Glimpse magazine called him, ‘India’s John Grisham’ for stimulating the genre of legal fiction in India, which was almost non-existent before his arrival on the scene. The Mogul is his seventh novel. Vish lives in London with his wife, Nidhi.
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PB | Fiction | 320 pp | Rs 299