The Mogul by Vish Dhamija

Category: Legal Thriller
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India (forthcoming)
Rights: World rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)

Prem Bedi is the third richest man in the country. A business mogul, he is 53, has royal ancestry, and owns companies across the Indian sub-continent, the Middle-East, the Far-East, North & Central Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

Bedi has lived his life under spotlights so when he’s accused of killing his ex-wife and her husband, and he is dragged into a highly publicised court battle, the lights only shine brighter on him. When the police start digging, all clues point towards Bedi.

Bedi’s every movement is watched and reported. He has friends who can’t afford to let him fall — their very existence depends on his survival. A young rookie defence advocate wants the case: defending Bedi means he’s made it in life. His ex-wife’s family can’t wait to convict him to inherit more money than they can count in their lifetimes. The prosecuting advocate wants to bury Bedi to make headlines. The media muckrakes to sell; Prem Bedi has always made news, and this time it is as sensational as it will ever get.

The wolves are circling, the lion is alone…