Who painted my money white? My first work of fiction
You have been wonderfully supportive of my efforts as an author. Now I am releasing my first book of fiction, Who painted my money white?
Here is the Synopsis:
The main characters are politicians from Indian political parties, 2 Police officers, a few bureaucrats, and saboteurs.
Greedy politicians of a party in power (the Freedom Party) want to ensure that the opposition can never come to power. Pander to the largest minority, enrich them beyond their expectations and ensure they will be with the party. To this end, a plan is hatched to print high denomination money and try and increase the velocity of money, thereby creating the illusion of growth. In a moment of weakness, the Finance Minister (FM) is seduced by an ISIS agent when on a trip to London and incriminating videos are taken. The FM is blackmailed into buying paper from a specific supplier and also forced to share security features of the new series of high-denomination notes about to be released in India. Intelligence Bureau alerts Home Ministry of the breach. A new set of guidelines are issued for printing the next batch onwards, but the officials connected with it are honey trapped and forced to reveal it to the dreaded Intelligence Wing of a hostile neighbour, Pakistan.
Surprise, surprise, Pakistan comes out with the same exact type of notes, almost indistinguishable from the Indian equivalent. A shipment from Dubai arrives in Kochi with 2 containers full of counterfeit cash (each valued at 5000 crores), printed in Pakistan. The containers are taken possession by a nephew of a powerful politician from Kerala. A hand-picked set of 100 Chartered Accountants are each given 10 individuals to whom the money is to be distributed. Most of the individuals end up depositing their currency in co-operative banks. The fake money slowly starts moving around the country, driving up inflation and real estate prices, mixing with good notes. The Prime Minister does not know the fake currency saga until the Intelligence Chief warns him of what happened. Because of a series of scams, the government gets voted out and a single party (People’s Voice) gets an absolute majority.
- How the new party tackles the counterfeit currency in circulation.
- Realizing that Pakistan is about to flood India with fake currency (three mints were printing Indian currency, tripling the amount of fake currency being generated) India demonetized 500 and 1000 rupee notes. But despite the best attempts, a porous border with Nepal and Bangladesh results in a significant amount of the fake currency entering Indian banks. When the notes were tallied, instead of 87% of printed notes coming back to RBI, 113% comes!
- The counterfeit money is used to spawn three different types of nefarious activities and how the Intelligence Bureau cracks this
- There is a plan to assassinate the newly elected Prime Minister. How the Intelligence Bureau tracks it and thwarts it.
- How the new government deals with these challenges and pilots the nation out of trouble
The e-Book is now available on Amazon for Rs.399. Click on this link to purchase your copy. If you would like to read this on your smart phone, then Amazon supplies a free Kindle reader app for your phone. The same goes for your Tablets/ iPads as well as your Laptops and Desktops. The point is that you don’t need a Kindle reader to read a Kindle e-Book. Enjoy and please add a comment on what you thought of the book.