The Mogul by Vish Dhamija

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

The wolves are circling; the lion is alone…

Prem Bedi is the third richest man in the country. He commands both fear and respect and, at 53, he still looks handsome and aristocratic. He also chairs a business empire worth 200 thousand crores. He is the ‘Mogul’.

But Bedi’s smoothly run empire faces a crisis when he’s accused of killing his ex-wife and her husband, and dragged into a court battle. Having lived his entire life in the spotlight, it’s no wonder that with this scandal, the spotlight on the Mogul grows brighter and harsher, and the question grows louder – ‘Did he do it?’

Piece by piece, put together with the words and memories of Bedi’s friends and associates, a picture forms: a young rookie advocate who wants the case – defending Bedi means he’s arrived. His ex-wife’s brother-in-law who can’t wait to see Bedi hang, so that he can inherit the money. The prosecuting advocate wants to bury the Mogul to make headlines.

After all, Prem Bedi makes news, and this is as sensational as it will ever get.

A story unfolding through several different perspectives, The Mogul is a howdunnit set in the fractured world of power, money and crime.

The author: Vish Dhamija