About the Book:
An exciting romance set in the hi-finance world where ambitions and power games do not give ethics a chance. The interests of the clients are trampled upon, legally, in pursuit of individual goals. The story starts 15 years back in a Bangalore B-School campus, when Avni meets Sid. Sparks fly and friendship blooms. Today, fifteen years later, Avantika is a hi-profile journalist in Dubai, picking up the lead of an explosive story on Mauritius funds, which brings her to Mumbai. She goes about clinically unveiling the murky financial deeds, as she takes on the might of the financial powerhouse, the Vantage Group. Simultaneously, she has to bring her friend back to the present, from the nostalgic past that he is content to live in, after his wife and daughter die in an accident. Even as love blooms between her and Sid, Avni reaches the deep end of her investigations – only to find herself pitted against her love. Avantika is subjected to a futile offer of bribe; then threatened and isolated, as her powerful adversaries get her kidnapped, almost killed; and worse – her trust in Sid is shaken. Can love survive the crisis of confidence? How long?
About the Author:
Sanjay Shankar is married to Gayatri for the last 12 years, and lives in the suburbs of Pune. He likes to spend his time with his favourite, Sasha, the golden cocker spaniel, who with her long droopy ears, the sweet eyes, can make any man go weak in his knees. Sanjay has worked in the financial services space for more than 15 years, both in the domestic and the international sphere, having seen the internal mechanics of the sector. The book draws a lot on his fertile imagination, helped by his first-hand knowledge of the industry, an innovative style, and a certain prowess in plot construction and story-telling. A self-confessed seeker of eclecticism, he considers his education as still far from complete. Parents sent him to a convent school, hoping that he would be educated, but all he got was some certificates proclaiming his literacy. College was no different, as he studied Economics, a subject in which there are as many theories as there are economists. Confused, in a last ditch effort, he landed in IIM Bangalore. Two years later, he came out, with another degree and a job, but still far from his ideal of the polymath. Travelling is a passion with Sanjay, having done the national beat, going to small towns and villages, meeting different kinds of people. The international circuit was even more helpful in widening horizons. But a compelling urge to understand different cultures and history still drives his insatiable wanderlust. It has also helped him to get educated, a little bit, with much more to achieve. There is still hope, as he remains the consciously aspiring student of the world’s university