Kumari Kanchanji

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Revenge is the motive. Perseverance is the weapon to exact it. A sinfully sublime mystery thriller inspired by real-life events---fictionalized. ...

What a Girl to Do When Life Throws a Curveball? is the story of a fearless femme fatale investigative reporter Zeena Amman. She is an award-winning newscaster in New Delhi, India, the teeming capital city of more than 20 million people. Young and ambitious, daring and driven, she does not hesitate to go to any length, including bribery, blackmail, and the use of her seductive female charm to obtain sensational material for her top-rated TV show.

While investigating a major corruption scandal, which the press has dubbed Coalgate Scam, Zeena discovers that this scam's primary player is Delhi's underworld crime boss. He manipulated the Government officials to award coal mining contracts to him without public bidding. She cannot believe that this Al Capone incarnate is the same wicked man who wronged her family in his unbridled pursuit of power. Because of his soulless greed and nefarious actions, her parents had to live in poverty, and she had to work as a sex slave to survive. A fate she does not want any woman to face, ever.

With this damning evidence in her possession just as Zeena prepares to take the case to the authorities, the shrewd patriarch of the organized crime family transfers control of his vast evil empire to his 23-year-old daughter, Alishia. She has recently returned from the USA after a bitter divorce from her philanderer husband.

All the plans Zeena had made are upended in the blink of an eye. She feels life has thrown her a curveball again. She recognizes that her hard-hitting investigative reporting will not be sufficient to nail the doyen of crime to the cross under the prevailing circumstances. Because his daughter now heads the conglomerate and has no criminal underworld connection on the surface. Not only that, many high court judges and officers of law-enforcement are on her father's payroll.

Zeena is aware that being a woman, being from the oppressed minority, and above all, a blackballed journalist, she has a slim to none chance she would get fair justice. She knows many reporters exposing crime and corruption have been killed. She might meet the same fate. She might end up six-feet under the ground. To exact revenge for the wrong done to her and her family, she could think of only one way. That was to infiltrate the inner sanctums of Delhi's underworld.

Will she risk her life to bring down the mighty doyen of the criminal empire? Will she step into the hornet's nest out of which it might be difficult, if not impossible, to escape?

"A good story is at its best when the line between truth and fiction remains ambiguous."
LEICESTER HEMINGWAY (Riverhead)
 

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ISBN: 978-0-578-67065-2