Vish Dhamija

Vish Dhamija is a crime fiction author of six novels: Nothing Lasts ForeverBhendi BazaarDéjà Karma, Doosra and Nothing Else Matters. On the release of his first legal thriller Déjà KarmaGlimpse magazine called him “India’s John Grisham” for stimulating the genre of legal fiction in India. Unlawful Justice, another legal thriller, was released this year. The Mogul and Desperate Odds are in the pipeline.

 

 

 

 

Heist Artist by Vish Dhamija (forthcoming)

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Category: Fiction
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?

The Mogul by Vish Dhamija

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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…

Unlawful Justice by Vish Dhamija

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

Baby, the sixteen-year-old daughter of the Diwan family’s household help, has been raped and brutalized. Vansh Diwan, a criminal lawyer, finds himself torn between a shot at justice for the girl and a very powerful client. He cannot bring himself to proceed at the risk of all that he has secured for his family. His wife Priti, distraught and devastated at her husband’s decision, turns to an old friend for help. Akash Hingorani, top criminal lawyer and best friend to Priti and Vansh, must step up. He is Baby’s last chance. But things quickly unravel as Akash’s probe into the rape suddenly turns into a murder investigation. A powerful legal thriller that moves breathlessly from crime scene to courtroom to homes to lay bare the difference between law and justice