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A thriller of the class of a New York Times bestseller Probably the best of Ravi so far gripping read A well thought book, but completed in hurry A New genre I think, which making fiction out of news events I think this is the best way to summarize the book.While reading it till end of part 2 of 3 , it was nail biting I couldn t keep the book down till that point But after that the expectations suddenly collapsed and a less impressive climax followed.The author has managed to piece together various news headlines and as a jigsaw puzzle he fitted it very well in this book But the main plot where the story unwinds transforms into a mere sub plot.Linking events like Dubai mall heist, opening of temple vaults of Sree Padmanabhaswamy, Mumbai blasts, returning of Lord Nataraja by Australia to PM Modi, etc makes up sub plot of the fiction The main plot is only revealed in climax, but still unclear.Efforts to tarnish the image of padmanabhadasa doesn t go unnoticed Not sure how much research was done to make this claim I don t think any Malayali would buy this.Rajan, who is incidental in arranging the opening of temple vaults and the story hides away to oblivion The unparalleled unison in the enquiry team is nothing short of fantasy Where else can a Tamil Nadu DIG, Additional director CBI, and Kerala DGP jointly enquire a case Now to say about the climax itself Totally hollow and looks like the author wanted a forced thrilling end In nutshell a good thriller for 2 3rd of the book and a lame climax Worth reading once. [Free] ♰ In the Name of God ♨ The Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple In Thiruvananthapuram Safeguards Within Its Sacrosanct Walls Centuries Of Customs And Rituals, Unimaginable Wealth And An Unwavering Calm Until A Dead Body Turns Up In Its Holy Pond And Then Another The Murders Threaten To Shake The Temple S Very Foundation, And When Fingers Point To Its Sealed Vaults And Its Custodian, Aswathi Thirunal Dharmaraja Varma, The Titular King Of Travancore, All Hell Breaks Loose Meanwhile, A High Profile Heist In A Jewellery Store At The Wafi Mall In Dubai Leads Investigators To A Massive Smuggling Racket And Brings Kabir Khan, Additional Director Of The CBI, Into The Heart Of South India In Mumbai, A Series Of High Intensity Explosions Kills Many, Threatening To Dismantle The Country S Most Coveted Diamond TradeCould These Incidents Be Related Racing Against Time, Kabir Tries To Unravel The Puzzle, Separating Fact From Fiction, History From Religion, And Put A Stop To The Killing Spree Slick, Riveting And Fast Paced,In The Name Of God Is Ravi Subramanian S Most Gripping Novel Yet After giving continuous hits like The Incredible Banker, Bankerupt, If God was a Banker, God is a Gamer The Bestseller She Wrote, Ravi Subramanian is back again with a bang This time, it was the most sensational topic which had kept all of us on toes a few years back The hidden treasure of Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Kerala.He has used the sensational news in this new novel in a very subtle manner combining some of the real life events like donation of an elephant to the temple by India Cements N Srinivasan making it a real life thriller.The story would keep you guessing as to who the real culprit was till the end Initially I too thought that I did find the murderer but I was wrong in the end There were lot of twists and turns which was handled so very neatly by the author.The story begins with treasure being found in the temple and chaos that surrounds it as to whether they need to be documented and who would be the custodian and things like that but it gets into a different dimension when couple of murder takes place I am not mentioning the name of the characters as it may play a spoilsport Why did these murders happen Who was behind it Was it for the treasure or something else Were the culprits been found and brought to the justice There were so many why s which can be answered only when you buy this book and read it completely I am sure that you would not feel fatigued reading this 405 page marvel It was the usual style of the author who has never failed to enthral the readers like in the past. NOTE A copy of the book was provided in exchange for an honest review All opinions are my own, I would like to thank the publisher, Penguin India, for this 4.5 Stars 1 2Why a person commits a crime there are possibly six reasons love, faith, greed, boredom, fear or revenge Thrilling Exciting Shocking These are the only adjectives that I can use for In the Name of God.What starts of as Wafi Mall Heist, quickly escalates into a larger issue than just a robbery It combines almost all corners of India from Surat, to Mumbai, to Thiruvananthapuram This books ropes in all the elements that a good thriller is supposed to have I would not like to talk about the plot much, lest I give away some spoiler Suffice is to say, that if you read the first chapter, you won t be able to put the book down.It is gripping from the start to the end I hadn t even realised that I had already read two hundred pages The characters are plenty but unique There is crime, murder and a logical investigation The sites as well as history is well researched, the sub plots seamlessly connect to the main plot Almost all of the medical and other resource aid is done with a rational approach and not some over the top fantasy which usually tends to happen The chapters are short, the writing style is fluid, and it is one of the best thrillers India has produced More so, some of the characters like the King of Travancore Kerala, are real life figures so association becomes easy It keeps hinting at real like events, like the Sunanada Pushkar case, which just gives it an element of reality.This Temple enjoys immense political patronage The who s who of India s polity and business is a devotee Anything that changes the status quo will face huge resistance.It is definitely one of the better novels that I have read this year It covertly hints at political power and religion, but that doesn t become the focus of the novel It remains true to its genre Kabir Khan was a dynamic, brilliant character, and so were the sixteen other people who occupy space in this novel The best part about the author is that he isn t loyal to any character, so all the shades and shortcomings are visible through the third person narrative.The justice system, police as well as CBI seem like a real setting where clues aren t just falling from the sky but are decoded by applying adequate use of technology and brain The pace is fast moving, and unearths a lot of secrets and hidden links that we usually would ve missed Ravi Subramanian never lets the reader pre empt his clues, instead, mostly, the reader and the character realises the same thing, at almost the same time.The problem with lying was that while the first few lines were thought through, the subsequent ones tended to fall apart That s why no liar emerged unscathed from a sustained interrogation.I would love to see and hear from Kabir Khan, I wish he would become a series already Subramanian has been compared to authors like John Grisham and Lee Child, but I would say he has of a Dan Brown ish, David Baldacci kinda vibe.However, one thing is for certain, I am definitely picking up books by this author So, if you want to read a fast paced, action packed, numerous plot twists culminating in a great crime thriller, you shouldn t hesitate before picking this up.As he stood there at the window looking out into he distance, he couldn t help but wonder at what all people were willing to do in the name of God Samidha ContentThe book begins with Rajan fling a case in court asking them to investigate the wealth in Ananth Padmanabha swamy temple in Thiruvananthapuram The simple objective was to audit the wealth but as the story progresses, someone gets murdered A Jewellery store in Dubai gets looted and some events align themselves to give an impression that all of them are linked to the discovery of wealth is the temple A well known jewellery designer and a team of jewel experts are roped in to evaluate the wealth and the thrill builds up.As the story progresses the characters keep adding up and new events lead to new clues This thriller is a roller coaster ride It has been a long time since I have read thrillers, simply because it stopped exciting me But this one seemed promising.This book has everything that will keep you at the edge of the bed but still there are a few drawbacks A new angle is added at every turn which fails to give an opportunity to you to do the guesswork The plot is multi linear So much so that it pushes an epilogue towards the end of the book There are lose threads if not loopholes that justifies the epilogue but again you went on to ask yourself what was the need of all this At the end of the book you are left satisfied but you can t help and crave for another end to the story The book is set at the background of the temple but hardly anything happening in the book seems to point that way The book had a potential which remains unharnessed, for me.LanguageThe language is very simple The structure is simpler The chapters are super short They make you sweep through the pages without making you realise the length of the novel which is 400 pages by the way The author has a skill of binding readers to the story He is gifted. One of the rare books I left midway and didn t want to pick up Was interesting enough but too drawn out and cumbersome to continue. A new release, In The Name of God by Ravi Subramanian, had my attention when the Anantha Padmanabhaswamy temple in Thiruvanathapuram was mentioned in the blurb Being my husband s hometown, I visit the city and the temple every year and have been updated with the treasure and vaults since the very beginning But when you mix culture with a fictitious murder story, my curiosity just piqued and I ordered the book immediately Couldn t resist The book begins with a jewelry heist in one of the prominent malls in Dubai The perpetrators escape but leave behind a clue, leading the investigation to India While in Delhi, the investigation is being followed, down south in Thiruvanathapuram, the wealth in the vaults inside the Anantha Padmanabhaswamy temple is ordered to be audited by the Supreme Court and a team of 12 experts arrive for the purpose But as soon as they begin their work, a body is found in the Padma Teertham kulam, the temple pond, and the current Travancore king blames it as a result of blasphemy in the form of the ongoing audit Kabir Khan, additional director of the CBI, is following the Dubai heist case but when he finds himself in Thiruvanathapuram, he cannot but help think if these two incidents are related When another murder takes place, the audit team along with Kabir, begin to wonder if these episodes are indeed a result of the wrath of God.Oh boy What a read I have so many things to say about the book but I don t know where to begin Let s start from the beginning then The flow of the story is what seals the deal with this book Right from the start with the Dubai heist, all the way to Thiruvanathapuram, it is a continuous flow of suspense and intrigue The narrative must be mentioned, it is superbly engrossing I am no writer but as a reader I can definitely say that in a mystery suspense book, the detailing behind the characters is crucial It shouldn t be overwhelmingly long, lest it takes the inquisitiveness from the plot But it also shouldn t be deficient of it The author, here, has done a fantastic job of maintaining that balance with enough details The characters are well rounded and the story maintains the intensity, which I loved.As mentioned earlier, I am very familiar with Thiruvanathapuram, and the temple And I must applaud the efforts taken by the author to make sure that all the facts were as close to reality as one could possibly get Every description of the temple and the city of Thiruvanathapuram has been described accurately which is a huge relief It can be really off putting when something close to your heart is just taken for granted for the sake of a story Thankfully, this book left me beaming with pride I have read only two other books by Ravi Subramanian, The Bankster and The Bestseller She Wrote , so I cannot give a clear verdict but according to my opinion, In The Name of God is his best work so far His last book was of a totally different genre but this one is a pleasant surprise I cannot recommend it A must read for thriller suspense fans Ravi Subramanian s book is an intelligent fast paced thriller put together from some major eye grabbing headlines around the world A book pacy enough to want to know how it all pans out except it meanders quite a bit With the supreme court decree to audit the sealed vaults of Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple to decide who should control the temple administration, we get the name of God invoked multiple times.When a member of the audit team of the Anantha Padmanabha Swami temple is killed 2 days after a body is found in the theertha kulam, the Thamburan establishes it is God s will Except, the police and CBI refuse to back off There is also another track of international ring for smuggled idols from India which is being pursued by the CBI.Linking the Wafi Mall Heist in Dubai, with serial bombings in Mumbai and the wealth of Anantha Padmanabha Swami temple is intself quite a stretch of imagination What if true A proper procedural investigation into 2 murders in the span of 3 days in Tiruvananthapuram involving CBI investigator Kabir Khan, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Mumbai police officers Based on the source of the news articles the descriptions are fairly accurate of facts, which make it difficult to set apart the fiction On it s wave it takes on Nirav Choksi s clout in jewel design and banking before the PNB fiasco , the royal family s stance in the temple N.Srinivasan too and the political pressure surrounding high profile investigations As the investigation progresses, the book decides to play it safe by closing only the fictional story line and leaving all the factual storylines as open ended possibilities So much so that you wonder what just happened after the story ends.For a non banking thriller, this is as good, if not better, than the best Indian thrillers out there One complaint is the cheap thrill of not passing all the information to readers could have been avoided. There is something called Chavittu Natakam in Kerala, which roughly turns out to be like a street play It has many characters coming and going so that the onlooker gets confused on who is who Exactly this is what happened to me in the final stages of the book, after having seen a very promising start After the initial 200 pages, I tweeted about the book as my impression of the book went sky high But the later part was a great let down in the author s over zest to bring in twists and turns.But I should say that the book was a page turner I completed it in record time Author is undoubtedly the best thriller story teller in India Unfortunately we do not have the likes of Alistair Maclean or Jeffrey Archer in this country.