Author: Amrita Chowdhury
Publisher: Hachette India
Number of Pages: 337
Price [INR]: 350
How secure are your secrets in the virtual world?
Weeks before pharma-giant Acel is ready to file a global patent application for cancer wonder-drug Colare, its offshore data center in Mumbai is hacked. The charismatic young leader of its Indian business, Dr Udai Vir Dhingra, finds himself blamed for negligence and the breach of security.
Battling market pressures, media scrutiny, livid American bosses and crumbling relationships, Vir must find the perpetrators or see his career – and his life- spiral downwards. But the deeper he gets dragged into the shadowy world of masked online identities and muddied digital footprints, the more Vir discovers that nothing is easy or obvious, and everything has a price.
Set across Mumbai, Washington DC and Guangzhou, Breach is a compelling and edgy thriller that explores the dark and dangerous underbelly of our increasingly virtual existence.
I had read some good reviews about this book and after having read it, I must say that it truly deserves it. Breach is a well researched, page turning, slick cyber thriller that keeps you glued till the very end.
Short chapters, each running into not more than two to three pages spread across various locations bring in multiple characters and take the story ahead at a fast pace. I have seen this style of writing in Ravi Subramanian’s books. It took me a few chapters to grasp what was happening, but soon it was easier to get into the flow of the story.
The information on hacking into a safe server, counter surveillance, crisis management and incident reconstruction to uncover the modus operandi and business motives of the cyber-criminals and shady activities done esoterically and covertly in the pharma industry, cancer research, global corporate affairs, patent laws, is pretty interesting and informative. All this tech knowledge is shared in a language that a layman can understand is a plus in Breach. Also these tech details are woven in the plot in such a way that they don’t overshadow the story.
Breach is an intelligent and flawlessly executed crime thriller which excites and agitates till the last page. A must read.
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February 11, 2015 9:00 am|
You are ROCKIN’ the reviews, Shilpa! This sounds like a very timely read. I’ve TBR’d it on GoodReads
February 11, 2015 11:00 am|
I want to read this ASAP. Thanks for the review.
February 11, 2015 1:14 pm|
Thanks for the review again Shilpa 🙂
February 11, 2015 1:16 pm|
Nice review Shilpa! 🙂
And the book definitely seems to be one that needs to be read in this era of everything online.
February 11, 2015 1:41 pm|
Sounds like an exciting read. You write reviews so well Shilpa.
February 11, 2015 2:11 pm|
Nice review Shilpa
February 11, 2015 2:23 pm|
Thanks for the wonderful view. Will get this one right away.
February 11, 2015 2:27 pm|
Looks interesting from your review, shilpa, Btw, don’t you think the online breach, security and the beginning of the story looks similar to “The Bankerupt”?
February 11, 2015 7:20 pm|
Wow..that would be terrifying if it actually happened. It sounds like this book was a real page turner. You really have a knack at writing reviews. Brilliant job! ♥
February 12, 2015 1:13 pm|
Sounds like a thriller of a storyline and intriguing. Thank goodness it’s only a novel! 😉 <3
February 12, 2015 10:00 pm|
you been reading a lot of books 🙂 SG
February 27, 2015 7:03 am|
Though thrillers have become a bit too common these days, would still prefer this one over any other genre :).
October 16, 2015 4:47 pm|
I guess finding useful, reliable information on the internet isn’t hopeless after all.
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