The Heist Artist by Vish Dhamija

“Memories sometimes leave behind indelible marks that can haunt a person for a lifetime”

#blurb: Vagh Pratap Singh aka the Captain is a conman extraordinaire. From transporting illegal merchandise and stealing cars to breaking safes, he’s done it all. But now, in his fortieth year, he’s ready to retire. So when Udham Kumar, a crooked politician from Uttar Pradesh, commissions the Captain to track down and steal Poppy Flowers, a Vincent van Gogh’s painting that has been smuggled into India after it went missing in a museum in Egypt in 2010, the Captain knows that he’s found his last, and biggest case. But the painting is now in possession of a dangerous gangster, and the Captain is being followed by Udham Kumar’s ruthless associates, greedy for both money and power. As the odds against him begin to stack up, the Captain realizes that his last heist might not be as easy as he’d imagined.

Author: Vish Dhamija

Publisher: HarperCollins India

Pages: 272

I received a copy of the book through The Book Genie Review Program

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My Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

Vagh Pratap Singh aka Captain is a wanted conman who has mastered the art of disguise. Delhi police has caught him multiple times but he always gets released due to lack of evidence. When a corrupt politician Udhham Kumar learns about Captain, he decides to put him on the job of stealing a renowned Vincent van Gogh painting called Poppy Flowers. He is going to sell it for 200 million dollars and pay Captain 10 million. It is going to be the biggest heist Captain has ever attempted and if he pulled it off then he can spend the rest of his life enjoying his wealth. But Captain does not know that Uddham Kumar is not a man to be trusted. He has something dreadful planned for Captain once he gets hold of the painting. But the story won’t stop there. Captain is not a fool who can be tricked. He has always been two steps ahead of Udhham Kumar. Will the heist be successful? Will Captain be able to steal the painting? Grab the book to find out.

It is a fast paced thriller and can be finished off in a single sitting. The plot is intriguing and keeps you hooked till the end. There are lots of twists which are going to amaze you. As the story unfolds the revelations will leave you stunned. The characters are well casted and the language used is easy and understandable. There is an essence of art and history in the story which is really appreciable. I loved Captain’s character which is so well written. He is witty, clever and hard to catch. If you are a sucker for thrillers then this book is definitely going to be an enjoyable read. Once you pick up the book you won’t be able to put it down unless and until you know how it is going to end. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone out there. Get ready for an action packed ride.

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