Rupa Publications’ upcoming fiction, Anti – Social Network: An Inspector Virkar Crime Thriller is ready to be released. It is the third by Piyush Jha after Mumbaistan: 3 Explosive Crime Thrillers and Compass Box Killer, all from Rupa Publications’. The story once again features inspector Virkar, who is now a popular protagonist amongst readers of crime-thrillers.
“When college students across Mumbai are murdered one after another in gruesome ways, Inspector Virkar from the Crime Branch is called in. As Virkar investigates, he stumbles upon a ruthless gang of young, tech-savvy miscreants who use social networking sites and the Internet for blackmail and sextortion. But how are the two cases linked? And who is the mastermind behind these killings?
As the case grows murkier, the computer-challenged Virkar finds himself greatly out of his depth, chasing a killer who always seems to be one step ahead, and a group that soon trains its sights on him. He must race against time to unmask the gang and to find the murderer before his reputation is ruined forever. Thick with suspense and layered with grit, Anti-Social Network brings to you Inspector Virkar’s toughest case yet.”
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Releasing in: June 2014
Genre: Crime Thriller (Fiction)
About the Author:
Piyush Jha is an acclaimed film director and ad filmmaker. A student political leader at university, he pursued a career in advertising management later acquiring an MBA degree. Later, he switched tracks, first to make commercials for some of the country’s largest brands, and then write and direct feature films. His films include Chalo America, King of Bollywood and Sikandar. He lives in his beloved Mumbai, where he can often be found walking the streets that inspire his stories.