|About the Book|
THE EXPAT is a story that can actually be true. Or rather, it is true already. This is the first book in a series of two and describes the journey of Venky Sharma meandering through potentially dangerous situations with elegance and a strategy thatMoreTHE EXPAT is a story that can actually be true. Or rather, it is true already. This is the first book in a series of two and describes the journey of Venky Sharma meandering through potentially dangerous situations with elegance and a strategy that keep him out of trouble. Rooted firmly in the spy, espionage and thriller genre it will appeal to all who enjoy a sophisticated story well told, as well as those who have experience of being or associating with expats.Expats are very vulnerable people and at the same time, are very useful to the trade, commerce and specialist services. No-one knows this better than the author. Sam Venkatersam lived as an expat in countries as widely different as France and China. In spite of exploitation by their own organizations and by host country establishments, they are fun loving but serious professionals. Their value addition has taken many a country forward. This, the first book in a series of two, is based very much on personal experience and this experience makes the narrative especially realistic.Terrorism is a hydra-headed practice. It is not limited to deadly practices of brutal killings and mayhem. One of the heads surfaced as a strategic tactic when the 9/11 occurred in the U S A. Terrorism in a polished, unobtrusive and routine life style was the next method adopted in Haipon, one of the largest and powerful countries of Asia. It was executed impeccably by some members of the Expatriate community. Members of this community of foreign Executives were generally called ‘Expats’.Venky Sharma, an Indian Expat had a successful business in Haipon and was an active member of the Expat community there. He finds himself entangled in the quiet and intelligent world of terrorists stealing technologies connected with nuclear triggering devices from one of the U S companies. Espionage in this case was technically very sophisticated. Aerospace technologies like avionics, simulators were all used in a big way, but very discreetly. The espionage was conducted in a simple commercial atmosphere of buying items for the Aviation Industry of Haipon. But, what they aimed at during such a trade was to procure prohibited items of high complexity embedded in the components of large systems they were buying. The audacity with which they organize their fifth columnists in the U S company is breathtaking.Follow the adventures of Venky as he tries to navigate his way in a sea of deceit and subterfuge in a book which prepares the reader for more to come in The Expat, Book 2, in which all is revealed and resolved, but to whose satisfaction?