Now a bitcoin thriller
Jul 17 2014 , New Delhi
Bestselling author Ravi Subramanian tackles bitcoins in his new book "God Is A Gamer", where investigators plunge headlong into the shady world of the new currency and the Dark Net, websites that exist for illegal transactions.
The novel has a gamer, a banker, a politician and a terrorist as the characters. Aditya runs a struggling gaming company. Varun, a part-time drug dealer and full-time genius, enters the scene and turns around the company before disaster strikes.
A banker dies when the rooftop of a high-rise building proves too slippery. A finance minister who wears his heart on his sleeve has made some promises that he is finding hard to keep. A bomb goes off in Washington, sending the FBI on a wild goose chase in Mumbai.
This prompts the investigators to explore the bitcoins angle and illegal transactions.
"I really enjoyed writing 'God Is A Gamer' because it tackles bitcoins which I've been fascinated with since its inception, it could completely change the way we look at money," Subramanian told PTI.
"I've also had a lot of fun with the gaming angle of the story, I've spent countless hours playing games on Facebook and my phone," he says.
Published by Penguin Books India, "God Is A Gamer" will hit the bookstores on September 5.
Says Penguin Publisher Chiki Sarkar, "No one can come up with cleverer plots than Ravi Subramanian and in 'God is a Gamer' he has introduced the ultimate accessory - bitcoin, the digital currency that may well be the money we will all be using in the future."
A career banker and financial services professional, Subramanian has worked with various multinational banks. His previous books are "If God was a Banker" (2007), "I Bought the Monks Ferrari" (2007), "Devil in Pinstripes" (2009), "The Incredible Banker" (2011), "The Bankster" (2012) and "Bankerupt" (2013).
Each of these works has been set in the backdrop of a foreign bank.