Hawala Agent By Smarak Swain

 Hawala case has been In the news when I was in school. Other than the fact that it is some illegal deal or scam I was unaware of what it was and how and why it hit the headlines. By the time I grew up, Hawala became a term synonymous with any shady deal. And I grew up without really knowing what it is. Then I came across the book Hawala Agent. 

Hawala Agent by Smarak Swain

The plot touches on the life of a forensic auditor and corporate spy Digyen Burmah who is approached by his friend who wants to find his absconding wife. He believes that his wife has been kidnapped, but for what? Burmah sets out to find the truth and ends up unearthing a can of worms...

The book opened a world of fantasy, which is a reality in itself. With practical experience in the sector and with inputs from the officers who had hands-on experience during the scandal the author has woven an unputdownable craft of literature for the readers.

Fiction and nonfiction intertwined seamlessly to provide an impeccable reading experience, the book has done total justice to the subject it was dealing with.

The backstory could have been stronger and brought down to an abstract because the readers would be picking up the book to read about the Hawala scam. Having said the author has taken ample care not to divulge too many details while giving a complete picture.

Overall it is a thrilling read which is a mix of fiction and non fiction book lovers..



Comments

  1. Your review has tempted me enough to add this book to my TBR. Thank you.
    Mayuri/Sirimiri

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  2. Hawala when I heard it years ago was transferring funds from one country to another. You have given me a different meaning to the word. Hawala agent seems to be a racy thriller but I stick only to romances as I feel we have lots of thrill and drama in real life.

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  3. Sounds interesting and I always like a blend of fiction n non fiction... thanks fir the review.

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  4. Seems like an interesting book to read. The title is very mis guiding I literally thought it is about hawala. Your review cleared that doubt. Will try to get a copy and read it.

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  5. Sounds super interesting! I love thrillers and this seems like a great one to read

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  6. I have to confess that it did seem to be about the hawala scam at the first look. Looks like an intriguing one. I will surely check it out.

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  7. I would be happy if the Hawala angle was explored more since weaving it in fiction would be a new concept. Sounds like a good book though!

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  8. From your review the book surely sounds magnetic, good choice

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  9. The book sounds interesting. These days there are a lot of books combining fiction with reality.

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  10. One more to my TBR reading list. thanks for the review! would love to get it

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  11. Another triller in March's TBR. I am up for it... The book looks amazing.

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  12. I thought this would be a non-fiction. That's what the name suggests. Sounds interesting.
    -Sonia

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  13. Just as you I have little knowledge about Hawala. Would love to know more and with different perspective it would be an interesting read.

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  14. Adding books to read in list..would want to know more about it

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  15. I loved reading this book and reviewing it too rakhi. Loved the review from you..

    Sindhu

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  16. A thriller with a Hawala backdrop, sounds like an interesting read for sure.

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  17. Thanks for the review - now that you've termed it as a combination of fiction & non-fiction I'm even more inclined towards getting my hands on the book!

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  18. I think, it is a must read book after going through your review. I would definitely read this soon, i am buying this right away. Thank you for the review.

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  19. It seems as a nice book. You have written an interesting review of this book.

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  20. This book has an interesting plot. Liked how crisp yet detailed the review is.

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  21. This book sounds interesting. Mix of Fiction and nonfiction make it even more interesting.

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  22. Sounds very intriguing! I will definitely check it out!
    Noor

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