Was he born with homicidal tendencies?
Did a harrowing childhood render him criminally insane?
The questions haunt, Additional Commissioner of Police, Maithili Prasad as she discovers the horrific murders across Mumbai. As she spearheads the greatest manhunt in Mumbai’s history, she’s determined to contain the reign of terror unleashed by the ruthless serial killer. But before that she must grapple with her personal demons that surface to plague her with self-doubt.
Just as it seems that Maithili has begun to understand the deep-rooted resentment that drives the serial killer, he turns around and makes her the object of his revenge. Will she emerge unscathed from this ordeal?
This thrilling narrative of a serial killer’s life and the unusual and challenging investigation to catch him, uncovers a chilling trail of unspeakable torment and cruelty—the tale of… Raakshas.
About the Author
a student political leader at university, he pursued a career in advertising management after acquiring an mba degree. later, he switched tracks, first to make commercials for some of the country’s largest brands, and then to write and direct feature films. piyush’s films chalo america, king of bollywood and sikandar are noted for their unconventional subject matter and for their relevance to contemporary society. piyush’s earlier novels mumbaistan, compass box killer and anti-social network are page-turners that explore the gritty, noir landscape of crime in mumbai. currently, piyush is developing a crime-based tv show for a leading entertainment channel and he’s also working on his next feature film as a director/writer.
raakshas- india’s no. 1 serial killer is piyush’s fourth crime-thriller novel.