In this contemporary Romeo and Juliet story set within Indias caste system, private investigator Vish Puri faces his most difficult challenge to datea high-stakes mystery involving one of Indias most controversial commodities: love. When Ram and Tulsi fall in love, the young womans parents are dead set against the union. Shes from a high-caste family, but her boyfriend is an untouchable from the lowest strata of Indian society. Young Tulsis father locks her up and promises to hunt down and kill the lover boy dog. Fortunately, Indias Love Commandos, a real-life group of volunteers dedicated to helping mixed-caste couples, come to the rescue. They successfully free Tulsi, but Ram has gone missing. The task of finding him falls to Indias most private investigator. Unfortunately, Vish Puri is not having a good month. Hes already failed to recover the millions stolen from the First National Bank of Punjab; his wallet has been stolen; and worst of all, his arch rival, investigator Hari Kumar, is also trying to locate Ram. To solve the case and reunite the star-crossed lovers, Puri and his team of misfit assistants must infiltrate Rams village and navigate the caste politics shaped by millennia-old prejudices. Critics hailed theThe Case of the Deadly Butter Chicken, the last installment in the Vish Puri Mysteries, as Tarquin Halls best yet, saying that each book is more complicated and dangerous than the one before (Huffington Post). Now, withThe Case of the Love Commandos, Hall keeps raising the stakes, delivering more twists, turns, and surprises than ever before.
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