Book Name- The Anatomy Of A Sting
Author- Bhupen Patel
Publisher- Penguin India
MRP- Rs. 299
Genre- True-Account, Journalism, Investigation
Release Date- 17th December 2018
My Rating- 5/5
Bhupen Patel has conducted many undercover operations over the course of his career. He’s exposed all sorts of rackets, from mental asylums admitting patients without proper medical examinations to discovering an illegal network of agents that arrange ‘temporary’ wives for Arab men looking to have a short fling. This book recounts in detail some of his most dramatic and hard-hitting stings.
Patel takes us through the entire process of a sting and reveals the amount of hard work it takes to not just uncover a story that requires further discreet investigation but also gather enough evidence to bring it to the notice of the public and authorities concerned. Each account will keep you on the edge of your seat and allow a glimpse into the life of an investigative journalist.
Many fiction thrillers are written on Investigative Journalism having Investigation Journalists as the protagonist, some examples are Murder in Paharganj, The Girl who loved as a spy, etc. But rarely has anyone wrote the true stories of the investigative journalism field, which are much thrilling than the imagined fiction ones, in a book.
This book is a precious one of those rare books which tell you the true and thrilling stories of the heroes in our Media, from India & abroad, and gives us a brief but fascinating view of their astonishing adventures.
The book contains several stories of different journalists from different countries. It has the story of some famous cases as well as Secret ones.
The writing style of the author is captivating and easy to read. It will keep you hooked till the last page.
Overall, It is a thrilling roller-coaster ride one must take/read once.
Details About The Author-
Bhupen Patel is a journalist with nearly two decades of experience at Mid-Day, Mumbai Mirror and NDTV. He now heads the crime-reporting team at Mid-Day.