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Where Angels Prey by [Arunachalam, Ramesh S]
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Behind Every Huge Fortune, There is a SUCCESSFUL Crime!

Where Angels Prey is a rip roaring piece of (crime) fiction that travels from New York to India via many countries. At the very core, it is a story of extreme greed on the part of a few to amass a huge fortune. Just as Don Corleone says in Mario Puzo's 'The Godfather', "Behind every successful fortune there is a crime”, the plot in Where Angels Prey has a whole gamut of characters, each of whom is an important link in the chain of events that lead to this massive global crime. And what is interesting is that, this UNIQUE and gripping plot is presented with all the twists and turns you would find in a commercial film screenplay almost.


While the rest of the world reels under a severe financial crisis, Wall Street pours huge money into India to help its poor - a somewhat strange happening indeed. Intrigued, Robert Bradlee, senior correspondent with The New York Post, sets off to investigate, along with his journalist friend, Chandresh. Little does he know that his search for a scoop would lead him through a complex multi-pronged web of deceit, fraud, manipulation and financial crime, remote controlled from distant lands by an entire chain of financial sector stakeholders.


Gripping, racy and meticulously researched, this financial crime thriller weaves in and out of the affluent world of high-powered boardrooms and the gruelling poverty of the remotest villages of India, to reveal the devastating truths that often lurk behind “good intentions.”


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 818 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Shruthikka Media World; First edition (15 March 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00URV1894
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #547,484 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars This is so totally believable!!! 10 June 2015
By Sue in CT - Published on Amazon.com
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'Where Angels Prey' is a fantastic name for this book by Ramesh S Arunachalam! A lot of books have fitting titles but I was just struck with awe by how perfect the title (and cover) was for this book when I realized that what was seen as a blessing, like an angel was sent from heaven to save the poor in India (and other countries) which turned out to be predators just looking for their next prey. Although I normally enjoy action packed, thriller/suspense novels, this book had me captivated from beginning to end. I also want to be clear about it, the cover has angle wings on it and uses the word 'angel' in the title but it is not a religious story. It is a fiction (based on some facts) about a microfinance companies, murder, suicide, corruption, greed, and Robert (Bob) Bradlee who is the main character and a senior economics correspondent with The New York Post.

The author did a wonderful description for the book that you can read yourself so I won't recap the story but to say there is so much more than even he tells you. As I read it, I could see where it was going on many occasions but there are definitely some surprises. For one thing, it is very detailed but not overpowering where I was lost in all the details. I also loved hearing the 'victims' side in the first person narration which really pulled at my heartstrings so much more than just knowing that their were many victims and what happened to them. What was most surprising is how hard it was to remember it is fiction and how it emotionally involved me by my feeling everything from pure sadness to being angry at how unfair it was and no one was (or should be) above the law no matter how rich or how much money they contributed.

There are many characters in the story as it involves companies and people from around the globe but all their information is told very clearly in the story of who they are and how they fit in. Many times, that is all that is told so their is no connection with them however the main and secondary characters are more developed. I liked the main character, Bob and was rooting for him but I was surprised I emotionally connected to the victims.

I thought the book was totally believable and so were the characters. I did notice a couple of errors in spacing between words which really didn't take away from the story. There was no explicit sex, deaths, or foul language. I thought it was an excellent book and recommend it to anyone who enjoys corruption/crime stories.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Where Angels Prey 16 May 2015
By Lennette - Published on Amazon.com
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As the title Where Angels Prey by Ramesh S. Arunachalam suggests, things that seem to be too good to be true need to be viewed with skepticism. The microfinance firms in India pledged to make loans available to the poor people of India who otherwise would not qualify for money from banks. Prasad Kamineni has good intentions when he starts up SAMMAAN Microfinance in India but finds himself on the slippery slope of greed by the time the company opens on the stock exchange. With foreign investors now in the mix, emphasis shifts from the poor people of India to profit making. The very solution to their problems becomes a curse as microfinance firms flood the villages with loans knowing that the recipients cannot repay them. Two journalists team up to investigate the actions of these businesses and uncover all manner of shady dealings to include kidnapping, murder and suicide. I could not help but feel for the victims of this system and it reminds me of the title loans that I hear some people take out these days. This story is about crime in high places and how the rich gain their fortunes at the expense of the poor. The journalists get to the bottom of the treachery and publish the results nationwide, putting the names of the bad guys out there for the world to see. The author kept me interested in the story although I did have trouble keeping some of the names and titles straight. The author’s writing style pulled me in and made my heart ache while reading about the exploitation of the poor people of India. He made me want to see the bad guys punished and I was impressed with his facts about the microfinance sector. Each chapter transitioned easily to the next and I recommend this book to those who enjoy the hunt for the bad guys in the world of high finance crime. The book cover shows a man with wings, giving the impression that he is an angel. The question is whether the angel is one of the players in the finance arena or is the angel one of the journalists? The results will surprise you.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Thriller in the world of finance.. 10 May 2015
By Francine - Published on Amazon.com
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Where Angels Prey is a thriller set in the financial world of microfinance institutions in India. Set during the latest financial crisis in 2010, journalist Robert Bradlee is looking for a story and investigates why the world of microfinance institutions is so lucrative while other businesses are failing. What he finds blows the lid off of these micro loan companies that are unregulated and use less than honourable methods to collect on the debts. The poor citizens of India take out small loans for various reasons from these companies, mainly SAMMAAN, and when they can’t pay the loans back they are so harassed that many are driven to suicide. The closer the truth is to coming out, the more desperate the microfinance companies become and people’s lives become endangered. I know very little about microfinance institutions. Before reading this book I thought they were a good idea for the poorer countries but this story made them seem scary. The story itself is fast paced and entertaining and the fact that it has me wondering if things like this are happening has me intrigued. Some of the financial terms were over my head and it’s obvious the author knows his topic. The characters are well rounded and thought out. The characters exhibited the differences between the Indian culture and the Western culture in very subtle ways which also added to the complexity of each one. This I also found quite fascinating. The writing flows quite well and the story moves from chapter to chapter easily with no confusion. Formatted for both an ereader and a paperback, the digital version worked well on my ereader. The cover was neither here nor there but I loved the title. This is an exciting book to read and I think it would be especially enjoyed by those familiar with the world of finance.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Compelling. Waiting for a Sequel 10 June 2015
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Angels Prey is a compelling story which spans from the poorest regions of India to the most affluent international financiers.
Beginning
The impoverished characters who exist in a very corrupt area and must pay exorbitant usury to borrow money for needed expenses. One woman couldn't get her daughter released from the hospital without borrowing funds at 40% interest. This on top of other needed loans to support her family and repair her roof.
Ultimately when she couldn't repay her loans in a timely manner she was so backed into a corner both financially and socially that she committed suicide to try to save her daughters from ruination by corrupt money lenders.

She was unfortunately not unique. Many such suicides occurred across the poorest districts and gained much international attention.
Middle
Wealthy financial institutions sold a bill of goods in developed nations such as Singapore and the US of micro financing to impoverished people who would then supposedly own shares in their company. Instead the owners and investors gained ill-gotten wealth while the poor borrowers ended up behind the eight ball.
End
The reporters and district manager who courageously blew the lid off the scandal made the story come alive. The resulting sanctions and arrests were only partially effective in curbing the criminal victimization of India's poor as the MFI owners simply reinvented their businesses and went forth again to profit from the unfortunate.

The tale was riveting and well written. I would suggest a glossary of unfamiliar terms for the western reader.
The author wrote from the first person perspective of each central character. This was very helpful in gaining understanding of their experience.

I found even the majority of the "evil" characters relatable in their extenuating circumstances.

Bravo. Perhaps there will be a sequel with a better outcome for the downtrodden
4.0 out of 5 stars good read 7 June 2015
By Deborah B - Published on Amazon.com
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Where Angel’s Prey was a look into how a program started out for the good can turn so horribly wrong. To try and save the poor from loan sharks, a program is started to help them meet their needs with “better” loans. Sounds like a good plan, right? Greed can make the best of intentions turn sour. The new loan companies actually seem worse than the loan sharks and people start turning to suicide when all hope seems lost.
Two journalists will work hard to get to the bottom of the corruption and expose those at the top. It is a conspiracy that crosses national lines and will keep the reader enthralled to the end. There were a lot of characters that were introduced in this book; however, it is the journalists that stand out. I loved how they were not willing to stop until the truth came out. You could just feel their determination to get the job done so that justice could be served.
I give this book 4 ****. The author wove the plot in a way that the reader was made to feel like they were right there while it was happening. Ramesh Arunachalam has the ability to hold your interest with the way the story flows. The writing technique feels like you are being entertained and taught at the same time, and I always love to learn something new. While the story is fiction, something similar has happened in the past.