A Book Review of Amrita Chowdhury’s novel Breach

Amrita Chowdhury’s Breach studies the dark side of Cyberworld.The world which is very much part of our daily routine.It is through this world wide web,the world is being managed.But what happens when the security of this world is challanged and compromised, leading to cat-mouse chase across the both sides of GMT.                                 Chowdhury have done extensive research on the plot, which speaks about DATA loss from ACEL( a pharmaceutical Giant), only a week before it was going to file an international patent for a drug.A revolutionary drug aimed at curing answer.But, security breach had been reported from its office in Mumbai.Dr Vir(terrific characterization) an Indian American who wanted to reap the benefits of India’s bumbling economic sector proposed the establishment of an offshore counterpart in India met with mixed reaction.The theft in Mumbai made the matter worse and added to that we have problematic life of Dr Vir.He seemed to be struggling  hard for his relationshipn with American Tracey,but what to do with the highly inflammanle passion towards Ditti.Really Amrita Chowdhury does wonder to the word ‘Ex- Flame’.So beneath a cyber thriller,this is a story of crumbling personal relationships.Believe me,the world is not equal…neocolonialism exist in this sphere,so is racism and awkward tension between the first world people and the third world people.                                Now,you are going to find out more of the storyline…if you buy the book.In recent times,there has been very few cyber thriller from India which can easily challenge the American fictions.A gripping storyline,fast paced movements across continents,adrenaline pumping climax..and a fear …yes you will feel it…Internet is not safe.Lastly..I would like to say,the narrative technique could have been less laced with so much detailing.But ..never mind.. i am using the word ‘been’.Also Chowdhury could have skipped few portions ,as they do not contribute to the plot in an organic way.Do look out for the probable culprits…and be ready to face the real hacker…who not only copy the datum…but also modifies them…Breach is going to be a bestseller. Enjoy the international chase.Let the chase begin…..



Amrita Chowdhury

The Blurb

How secure are your secrets in the virtual world?  Weeks before pharma-giant Acel is ready to file a global patent application for cancer wonder-drug Colare, its offshore data centre in Mumbai is hacked. The charismatic, young leader of its Indian business, Dr Udai Vir Dhingra, finds himself being blamed for negligence and breach of security. Battling market pressures, media scrutiny, livid American bosses and crumbling relationships, Vir must find the perpetrators, or see his career – and his life – spiral downwards. But the deeper he gets dragged into the shadowy world of masked online identities and muddied digital footprints, the more Vir discovers that nothing is easy or obvious, and everything has a price. Set across Mumbai, Washington and Guangzhou, Breach is a compelling and edgy cyber thriller that explores the dark and dangerous underbelly of our increasingly virtual existence

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Meet the Author

Amrita Verma Chowdhury is the author of Faking It, an art crime thriller about fake modern and contemporary Indian art.

She holds engineering degrees from IIT Kanpur and UC Berkeley, where she was a Jane Lewis Fellow, and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon (Tepper Business School). Her work as an engineer in Silicon Valley led to seven US patents for semi-conductor fabrication – something to show for those bad-haired days. She has done Strategy Consulting and Board Effectiveness work in the US and Australia and has spent long nights fitting five-syllable words inside two-by-two squares. She has worked in the rarefied bastions of Ivy League education bringing together ideas and people. She currently works in publishing.

She lives in Mumbai with her husband Sumit, their two children Shoumik and Aishani, and an assortment of pets including a cocker spaniel, a guinea pig and two turtles. She loves travelling, baking cupcakes with her daughter and hearing from her readers.

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