The Girl Who Loved a Pirate (Andy Karna-2)
by- Kulpreet Yadav
Publisher- Rumour Books
Genre- Suspense, Thriller, Crime, Romance
My Rating- 4.5/5
This is another amazing book by the king of thrillers, Kulpreet Yadav, as usual. It is the 2nd book in the Andy Karan Series.
‘Andy Karan- An ex-army soldier and currently a journalist in the New Delhi Today Magazine and a member of the secret government agency The List– gets a call from his new boss Angela a Sunday Morning. He is immediately summoned for a case of a murder of his co-journalist Peter, who was brutally murdered in Goa by some unknown criminals. Peter was investigating a new drug on the market of Goa called Magic. He was very close to catch the culprit behind this whole racket but unfortunately, the criminal got him before and killed him before he can unravel the mystery.
Andy reaches Goa and starts his investigation in which he comes face-to-face with many dark secrets of the dirty drug world. He sometimes endangers his own life in this process but everytime somebody is there to help him.
While Andy is trying to unravel the drug mystery, the Government of India is planning something big and different. Andy gets summoned by the government as he is a proud member of the secret agency The List. Under this operation, he has to travel to different places including even Malaysia. It is a tough mission in which the government needs the help of the dreaded criminal Pirate- Ba-Qat or THE PIRATE OF THE WORLD. Ba-Qat has only one weakness, Dao-Ming, his girlfriend and the whole world. Everything he agrees to do till the end of the story is only because of her.
The ending is a bit saddening but also a reflection of the deepness of human emotions.
The story is good. The whole plot is wonderful. It is written in a very nice and interesting way as usual. Kulpreet Yadav knows that what is the best way to write a thriller as it is not the story which makes a thriller interesting but it is the way of telling it that makes a thriller brilliant. His books are always fantastic thrillers which will leave you gasping for your breath.
But, the few minor flaws were that the story lacked suspense. It had some turns but they were not sharp, which is the main ingredient of a thriller- turns sharper than a sword. Another flaw was that the story runs with two different cases but at the end, they don’t connect effectively as it usually happens.
If we leave these, it was an amazing and must-read story.
Details about the author-
Kulpreet Yadav is a bestselling author, motivational speaker, startup mentor and the founder-editor of Open Road Review, South Asia’s leading online literature and culture magazine. Kulpreet’s latest novel, The Girl Who Loved a Pirate, is India’s first thriller based on marine piracy and hijacking. Passionate about creative writing, Kulpreet also mentors aspiring writers at schools and colleges and has spoken at many literary festivals in India and abroad. An ex-armed forces officer, he lives in New Delhi, India.