Anti-Social Network

Anti-Social Network By Piyush Jha, Anti Social Network When college students across Mumbai are murdered one after another in gruesome ways inspector Virkar from the crime branch is called in As Virkar investigates he stumbles upon a ruthless gang of you
  • Title: Anti-Social Network
  • Author: Piyush Jha
  • ISBN: 9788129131171
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • Anti-Social Network By Piyush Jha, When college students across Mumbai are murdered one after another in gruesome ways, inspector Virkar from the crime branch is called in As Virkar investigates, he stumbles upon a ruthless gang of young, tech savvy miscreants who use social networking sites and the Internet for blackmail and sextortion But how are the two cases linked And who is the mastermind behind thWhen college students across Mumbai are murdered one after another in gruesome ways, inspector Virkar from the crime branch is called in As Virkar investigates, he stumbles upon a ruthless gang of young, tech savvy miscreants who use social networking sites and the Internet for blackmail and sextortion But how are the two cases linked And who is the mastermind behind these killings As the case grows murkier, the computer challenged Virkar finds himself greatly out of his depth, chasing a killer who always seems to be one step ahead and a group that soon trains its sights on him He must race against time to unmask the gang and to find the murderer before his reputation is ruined forever Thick with suspense and layered with grit, anti social network brings to you inspector Virkars toughest case yet.Interesting FactsFrom the bestselling author of Mumbaistan and compass box killer comes the third riveting instalment in the Mumbaistan crime thriller series.The story once again features inspector Virkar, who is now a popular protagonist amongst readers of crime thrillers.The book is easy to read and with its striking red and white cover with endorsements from Ashwin Sanghi and Ravi Subramanian, will find a lot of new readers.Anti social network will appeal to fans of the authors books as well as find new ones.
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    1. Piyush Jha

      Piyush Jha is the author of the bestselling novels, Mumbaistan and Compass Box Killer, Anti Social Network and Raakshas India s No.1 Serial Killer.A student political leader at university, he pursued a career in advertising management after acquiring an MBA degree Later, he switched tracks, first to make commercials for some of the country s largest brands, and then to write and direct feature films An acclaimed film director, Piyush s films include Chalo America, King of Bollywood and Sikandar.He lives in his beloved Mumbai, where he can often be found walking the streets that inspire his stories.

    713 thoughts on “Anti-Social Network”

    1. It starts like a chor police run and chase in the backdrop of psychotic series of murders, but grows to something involving cyber crime, identity theft, drug addicts where certain informants, a hacker and a psychologist counsellor help the Inspector to solve the puzzle.The best part about the book is that you won t lose interest The chapters are short, you are spared from lengthy descriptions, and the last paragraph of every chapter ensures you turn the page to the next It does justice to the g [...]


    2. Potential Spoiler Alert Another good read by Piyush Jha The continuity of the Inspector Virkar series has been well maintained, another good plot with plenty of suspense and sufficient details to keep the reader engaged, almost addictive in fact.However, I do have a few serious complaints about this adventure by Virkar 1 The ending was a huge disappointment The build up and suspense felt very wasted by the way the mystery was solved explained and how the loose ends were tied up.2 A plot that was [...]


    3. Quite an absorbing plot built on sex, social media and technology in the megapolis that works almost all the time barring a couple of slight plausibility gaps that however only apparent when you look for them forensically The characters are quite well drawn and Inspector Virkar is fast becoming quite a memorable character However there are a couple of things Mr Jha must guard against in subsequent installments which I wish will come out soon and that is one he must maintain one tone and not laps [...]


    4. The second installment of the book revolves around an anti social group involved in sextortion Inspector Virkar chases the mastermind behind the group and manages to catch it finally Other than the nature of pivotal crime, rest everything is very similar to the first book in the series Virkar, a mastermind mysterious killer, his hidden devil love interest, Koli queen and everything else with luck playing a major role in all the mouse cat chase.Overall, the book will keep the reader interested A [...]


    5. For Full and detailed review, including spoilers, head to cynthology 2014 07I was so impressed with Compass Box Killer that I was actually looking forward to reading the next in the Mumbaistan series I felt that in Inspector Virkar of the Mumbai crime branch, we had a hero of the finest calibre One that fit the swashbuckling persona of the best of the protagonists of the genre Unfortunately, in the Anti Social Network, the aura surrounding Inspector Virkar has dimmed somewhat Understandably so, [...]


    6. maniparna5002.wordpress Crime and romance remain the pivotal points of interest to both the authors and the readers for time immemorial Often we ve seen that the two have entwined together to provide the readers a radical effect Anti Social Network by Piyush Jha is a value addition to the genre of crime thriller where romance or sex plays not the role of adding some sizzling spice to the narration but has become almost a character.The title Anti Social Network is suggestive enough to the reader [...]


    7. For full review readmuse 2014 A crime thriller with a computer angle What could I ask for in a book Anti Social Network the name itself speaks volumes about what the book will be like A group of youngsters are gruesomely murdered all over Mumbai The only common factors are they are all students in various colleges and tech savvy Each corpse found is mutilated, with one body part cut off Inspector Virkar is called to investigate the murders Side by side, he learns about a group of youngsters who [...]


    8. WHAT I FELT ABOUT THE BOOK HIGHSStoryline Relevant with Internet and social media playing a prime role in one s life The story brings out the darker side of technology and highlights the dangers these two i.e internet and social media, pose to our privacy and security It is also a wake up call to those involved in crime investigations to keep themselves abreast with the latest technology The book is not just another crime thriller, it is an eye opener On the one hand it deals with drug abuse, ex [...]


    9. Here s my review on author Piyush Jha s third novel Looking at the cover page itself, a reader can explicitly guess that it is a crime thriller The story begins with Inspector Virkar who gets a tip for Usman, a teacher turned police informer turned extortionist who is out of arrest Immediately after getting information about him, Inspector Virkar lays a trap to catch hold of him but he somehow evades arrest due to miscommunication between the police officials At the same time, murders are report [...]


    10. Here s my review on author Piyush Jha s third novel Looking at the cover page itself, a reader can explicitly guess that it is a crime thriller The story begins with Inspector Virkar who gets a tip for Usman, a teacher turned police informer turned extortionist who is out of arrest Immediately after getting information about him, Inspector Virkar lays a trap to catch hold of him but he somehow evades arrest due to miscommunication between the police officials At the same time, murders are report [...]


    11. There s always improvisation be it technology or the means to survive in the world Communication and revolution changed it all The advent of social networking seeping like water in our lives has become part and parcel of our daily routines For some it s entertainment but for some it s serious business For some it has been a boon but for some it has brought upon pain and agony This latest crime thriller has been set in the streets of Mumbai and how social networking leads it s way and destroys li [...]


    12. Now, it might seem an exaggeration, but its not I read the novel, cherished it and really likened it to the mystery thrillers penned by Satyajit Ray Yes, the details and the plot, and the plot twists are so remarkable that I was compelled to see Feluda aka Felu Babu the protagonist of Satyajit Ray mystery books to Inspector Virkar It is almost as if its Feluda in his contemporary incarnation.What this novel eventually turned out to be, which is what I really liked about the novel, was the fact t [...]


    13. Full Review bookgeeks entries thrilWhen a student is found gruesomely murdered, Inspector Virkar of crime branch is called in to investigate the case Before anyone realises, few other students are found similarly murdered across Mumbai As he investigates, he stumbles across the Anti Social Network , a gang of young hackers whose modus operandi is to illegally access compromising photos of na ve people and then extort money by blackmailing them As soon as Virkar sees a link between the murders an [...]


    14. To begin with, the title gives away the very premise of the book The book blurb further elaborates the plot And, the cover page, nicely depicts the essence creatively.The story begins from the very first page No time is wasted and in no time, the mystery begins and Virkar is in search of the murderer The narrative is very simple and really gripping The suspense is neatly developed The manner in which social Medias are used to exploit through hacking is brilliantly described.The book is an assure [...]


    15. This book truly is a page turner in every sense of the word Right from the get go, Inspector Virkar gets into action investigating the murder of a young man, which happens to be the first into what turns out to be a series of murders of college students across Mumbai His trail of investigation leads him to cross paths with Naina Rai, psychology counselor for students and Richard, a junkie and a hacker to boot How the trio collaborate to investigate the murders, the deeper darker secrets that the [...]


    16. This is the 3rd book in Mumbaistan series by Piyush Jha The book tells you the story of psychopath killer and also has angle of cyber crime The book is definitely engaging and keeps you guessing what next However I feel the thriller quotient is deteriorating with every book in this series The 1st book in the series was a master piece, followed by compass box murder which was not as good as the first one The 3rd book is again not as good as the second one and is not comparable at all with the fir [...]


    17. There s nothing to like about this book With a bland, uninteresting plot, characters that are hugely un connectable and a writing style that rushes through the sleuthing bits but spends inordinate amounts of page estate on chase sequences and weapon face offs The whodunit is predictable and forced Inspector Virkar s character almost reaches Clouseau levels in bumbling, often relying on sheer dumb luck to connect the dots An utterly avoidable book.


    18. High tech serial killer thriller set in MumbaiInteresting premise of a high tech serial killer doing rounds in Mumbai Inspector Virkar is becoming quite a character intelligent, moody, someone who gets things done The Mumbai is also a strong presence in this series, a rich atmosphere that makes one wonder that these stories would make pretty tight films It helps that the author is a filmmaker and sees the book as a screenplay.


    19. I am a fan of Piyush Jha when it comes to thrillers of the Inspector Virkar series Excellent, fast paced and gripping makes you keep coming back for The story in itself is a very original one and one strains to get ahead assuming the plot, when another twist happens If there really was a Godfather beer I would have one now


    20. Review wp p2J8yh 2EvWhat works The character of Inspector VirkarTough to catch, or understand suspect criminalWhat doesn t Blurry motiveDetailed description of first crimeRepetitive themes from Compass Box KillerNot as engaging as expectedWorks well if you are reading this before Compass Box Killer Else it feels mostly a let down.


    21. The original review of this book is posted on my blogTo read the original review of this book, click here


    22. This is a perfect weekend book and this book is also the best way to distract yourself from the irritating person sitting next to you, while you are travelling This book is a delight for thriller fans and no doubt one of the best thrillers by an Indian author in recent times It s worth reading.Read full review here mayankkashyap 2014


    23. a fast paced easy read the details and the characters fit in well with the plot but somehow i felt the end was a little flat liked the detailing and the genuine setting that the author used for the feel of the book no nonsense writing which was expected from Piyush jha.


    24. Somehow I feel this book is overrated It was interesting at the beginning but it was so predictable at the end.



    25. Good thriller Thing which i liked most is the info on net it provided and how it is destroying our privacy




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