Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India (forthcoming)
Rights: World Rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)
Vagh Pratap Singh aka the Captain is conman extraordinaire. From transporting illegal merchandise and stealing cars to breaking safes, changing disguises and impersonating, he has done it all. But now, in his fortieth year, he recognises that youth is not on his side, and he needs one big job to fund his retirement and exit the game.
When Kumar, a crooked politician, commissions the Captain to steal one of Vincent van Gogh’s illegally acquired paintings, Poppy Flowers, which had been smuggled into India after it went missing in a museum in Egypt in 2010, he grabs the opportunity. The painting is worth over USD 200 million and he is promised a hefty share.
But what happens when greed takes over, all plans and partnerships are forgotten, and guns are pulled out?