Indian-born, Portugal-based novelist Deepti Kapoor stunned audiences with her debut novel A Bad Character in 2015, and returns this year with another critical hit, Age of Vice.
A New York Times bestseller, the novel unfolds as a mystery, with a speeding Mercedes running down and killing five people in New Delhi. Behind the wheel is the shell-shocked servant of the car’s owner, who cannot explain the strange series of events that led to this crime.
Soon we are plunged into the corrupt but immensely wealthy world of the Wadia family, and the lives of three people whose fates are interlinked amid the backdrop of lavish estates, extravagant parties, predatory business deals, and calculated political influence,
Equal parts crime thriller and family saga, transporting readers from the dusty villages of Uttar Pradesh to the urban energy of New Delhi, Age of Vice is an intoxicating novel of gangsters and lovers, false friendships, forbidden romance, and the consequences of corruption.