Sunday, 26 June 2016

BOOK REVIEW: The Claim by Sanjay Bordia

"The recent foray of '3M Chandani Group' into the life insurance sector is besieged with a large insurance claim. All evidence and documents are in order but there is an eerie feeling that something is not right. The case lands on the table of 'Mohan Mohanty', the ace internal auditor of the group. Will Mohan be able to unearth the truth? Laila and Iceberg, two trusted assistants of Mohan, are confident that with Mohan at the helm, truth need not worry. The investigation takes Mohan and his team to a village hospital where the compounder Tara Nath fixes the posting of doctors. The team of auditors meets Madan Prasad, a sculptor who creates wax statutes which can chase London's Madam Tussaud out of business. The team has to find out whether branch manager, Sunil Shinde, is a victim or a culprit. Time is running out since the Mehra family, the parents and brother of the deceased, are threatening to go to the media and the courts, if the settlement of the insurance claim is delayed further. Mohan has to act fast and come out with clinching evidence or pay the insurance claim of Rs. 10 Crore.

BOOK REVIEW:- I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
In the newspaper ,there was the headline of a small news item . The death of a young man named Prabhat Mehta could get in the national newspaper’s state edition.

This case was examined by the internal auditor Mohan.

Mohan Mohanty, the internal auditor for the entire 3M Chandani group, had a great reputation. Almost all businesses of the group had a tale to tell of his investigative skills. 
Looks like a very good case of very bad luck.

Though on the face everything looks normal, but there was something unusual. The death of the insured person within three years of taking insurance deserves a thorough checking. It is as per the rules of the insurance business.

It is interesting to find how Mohan investigates the case along with his assistant Laila and Iceberg.

"Every act has three parts - beginning, middle and 
the end. Birth certificate was the beginning, school 
certificate was the middle and death certificate was the 
end. All acts were perfectly in place."

There were so many twists & turns, it made my head spin! If you are looking for a good suspense, this is definitely a great choice! The story was so much addicting that once you’re in, you won’t stop until you reached that last line. 
Words don't describe how amazing the book is. It's a fun read .I would rate this book 4 out of 5 stars.  A fantastic debut. A Must Read. 

Sanjay Bordia, passed his Chartered Accountancy course in 1987. He lives in Mumbai and works in an Indian MNC.
Reading and writing holds two top slots on his hobby list. His work has published in Reader’s Digest, Indian Express, DNA and Woman’s Era. Twice he won the first prize in ‘Incident Writing Contest’ organized by Honda and Unilever group. And twice again, won award for writing corporate articles in intragroup competitions.

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