Chain of Custody by Anita Nair
Synopsis Of Chain of Custody
How is twelve-year-old Nandita’s disappearance connected to the murder of a well-known lawyer?
What services has college student Rekha been persuaded to perform by her ‘boyfriend’?
Who is the mysterious crime lord lurking just out of sight?
And who, just who, is Krishna?
It begins as a search for a missing girl, but the case takes a more sinister turn when Inspector Gowda finds himself embroiled in Bangalore’s child-trafficking racket. Negotiating insensitive laws, indifferent officials, uncooperative witnesses, not to mention wife, son and lover on the home front, Gowda must race against time to a finish line he can’t yet see.
Praise for Chain of Custody
I love Inspector Gowda. He is a brilliant creation, loveable, flawed, smart and doggedly determined. A truly good man in a bad world.
List of ten best crime novels of 2016 (Nov.26) includes Chain of Custody: ‘Bangalore is India’s Silicon Valley, the rich face of Indian success in modern technology and its commercial accompaniments. Such wealth attracts crime. Inspector Borei Gowda is an admirable three-dimensional creation, quick tempered and emotional. The search for a missing 13-year-old girl develops into the more serious discovery that Bangalore has become a hub for the sex-trafficking of young girls. It is Anita Nair’s home town and it shows, in the lively portrait of a city in uncertain transition and in the passion with which she endows Gowda in his war against evil.
Ian Rankin names four favourite novels for 2016 in the Guardian (Nov 26), includes Chain of Custody by Anita Nair: ‘concerns child slavery in Bangalore and is both brutal and sympathetic, with an all-too-human (and not entirely likable) cop hero.
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Publishers: Chain of Custody
- Harper Collins, India
- Ugo Guanda Editore, Italy
- Bitter Lemon Press. UK & USA
- Arguement Verlag, Germany
- Mathrubhumi Malayalam