Blood Red Sari by Ashok Banker 

Missing social activist Lalima has picked three women to carry out the task she was unable to finish – Sheila, the owner of an all-women’s gym in Kolkata; Nachiketa, an attorney in Delhi who is suing her in-laws for the violent abuse that left her wheelchair-bound for life; and Malayali private investigator Anita, whose own brothers are out to get her. Lalima’s adversaries use influence and hired killers to track down all those who have been sent incriminating evidence against them, forcing Sheila, Nachiketa Anita to battle for survival even as they race against time to understand the import of the documents they have received.

Spanning the murky underbelly of the country’s metropolises and the international human trafficking mafia, Blood Red Sari is a pulse-pounding action thriller with a feminist punch.

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Ashok Banker’s books have sold over 1.4 million copies in twelve languages and fifty seven countries. He is currently best known for his multi-volume retellings of epics. But long before he became India’s favourite epic storyteller, he was the author of the first Indian crime novels in English. With Blood Red Sari, Ashok reinvents the action thriller in a new global all-female avatar.

To learn more about Ashok, please visit his website.

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