In this contemporary Romeo and Juliet story set withinIndia’s caste system, private investigator Vish Puri faces his most difficultchallenge to date—a high-stakes mystery involving one of India’s mostcontroversial commodities: love.
When Ram and Tulsi fall in love, the young woman’s parentsare dead set against the union. She’s from a high-caste family, but herboyfriend is an untouchable from the lowest strata of Indian society. YoungTulsi’s father locks her up and promises to hunt down and kill the “lover boydog.” Fortunately, India’s Love Commandos, a real-life group of volunteersdedicated to helping mixed-caste couples, come to the rescue. They successfullyfree Tulsi, but Ram has gone missing.
The task of finding him falls to India’s “most private investigator.”Unfortunately, Vish Puri is not having a good month. He’s already failed torecover the millions stolen from the First National Bank of Punjab; his wallethas been stolen; and worst of all, his arch rival, investigator Hari Kumar, isalso trying to locate Ram. To solve the case and reunite the star-crossedlovers, Puri and his team of misfit assistants must infiltrate Ram’s villageand navigate the caste politics shaped by millennia-old prejudices.
Critics hailed the TheCase of the Deadly Butter Chicken, the last installment in the Vish Puri Mysteries,as Tarquin Hall’s best yet, saying that each book is “more complicated anddangerous than the one before” (HuffingtonPost). Now, with The Case of the LoveCommandos, Hall keeps raising the stakes, delivering more twists, turns,and surprises than ever before.