Publisher: Pan Macmillan India (forthcoming)
Rights : World rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)
Five years previously, Akash Hingorani wins a trial in court for his friends, Priti and Vansh Diwan. But he loses his heart to the presiding judge, Shilpa Singh; however, Shilpa and Akash fall in and out of love fairly quickly.
And then, nine months after their affair ends, Akash gets a call for help from Judge Shilpa Singh. Arrested in situ—at the scene of the crime—with the murder weapon in her hand, she’s been charged with first-degree murder, and the police seem determined to ignore all other evidence that points towards a corrupt politician who had threatened Shilpa while she presided on an ongoing trial against him. The murder charge on Shilpa will derail his trial.
Two of India’s best defense lawyers, Akash and Vansh, jointly take up the case, but they soon realize they are pitted against one of the sharpest prosecuting brains in the country, Ravi Nanda, who’s always a step ahead of them both, pulls the carpet from under their firm feet. Twice.
A motiveless murder. A corrupt politician. A judge on trial.
The author: Vish Dhamija