A FRIEND LIKE KARNA BY MADHAV THAPAR

BOOK BLURB:
"Friendship or Love, Power or Loyalty - these are the choices that mankind has struggled with from time immemorial."
Set in present day Mumbai and Delhi, the rivalry between two corporate houses and the contrasting backdrops of The Glamour World and Indian Mafia, the story follows its main protagonists as they evolve in the pursuit of the destiny. Theirs is a journey of passion, violence and even treachery. Dark secrets tumble out from the past shaping the future and their eventual fate.

The Desais are modern day media barons, The Sahnis Industrialists and Power Brokers. When the conflict erupts between them it's a winner take all battle. At the centre of the storm is Veer a modern day "Friend like Karna ." Veer must overcome not only his powerful adversaries but the legacy of his birth.
Then there is the Gorgeous Nisha whose substantive presence will catalyze the events that unfold.
This is a thriller, a love story and a document of human drama.


BOOK REVIEW:
BRILLIANTLY WRITTEN... UNPUTDOWNABLE!!
'Every person should have a friend like KRISHNA- who won't fight for you, but will make sure you win the war. And one friend like KARNA- who will fight for you, even if you are in the wrong." 



A friend like Karna is a story of rivalry between two corporate houses- The Desais and The Sahnis. The Desais are the modern day media barons and the Sahnis are the industrialist and power brokers. There is a never ending conflict between the two families. Veer Singhi is the protagonist and he is a loyal employee and a friend like karna to Jay, and considers him more like a brother than a friend. Nisha is an ambitious designer and rival of Jay. Veer is an ideal and reliable friend of Jay and saves him from every difficult situation in which Jay lands himself in. But then the story has many twists and as the story progresses, readers are introduced to too many dark secrets  which will change the lives of many characters in the story. This book explores the harsh reality of corporate wars and it shows how people go blind for the love of power and they don't even think twice before joining hands with underworld mafia. This is a story about love, true friendships and loyalty and revenge. Readers will find everything in this book from suspense to thrill to drama.

Character of Veer is really admirable as He never leaves his friend no matter what the situation is and sets an example of authentic and true human friendships. 

The story is fast paced and you would love to finish it in one go. The characterization and narration is done well. Author and his brilliant storytelling left me impressed.

RATING: 5/5 and I would say its an absolute page-turner and a must-read!



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Madhav Thapar is a Logistics Professional and Corporate Executive with over three decades of Senior Management experience in C level positions with leading multi nationals in the field.
Widely travelled and with a keen interest in Sports and Movies, besides being a voracious reader himself, Writing has been a passion with Madhav and he is an active blogger on Social Media. He lives in Mumbai.
A Friend Like Karna is his first novel and the realization of a lifelong dream to be a published author.

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