The Mogul by Vish Dhamija

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Prem Bedi is the third rich­est man in the coun­try. He com­mands both fear and re­spect, and, at fifty-three, he still looks hand­some and aris­to­cratic. He also chairs a busi­ness em­pire worth two hun­dred thousand crores. He is the ‘Mogul’. But Bedi's smoothly run em­pire faces a cri­sis when he's ac­cused of killing his ex-wife and her hus­band, and dragged into a court bat­tle. Hav­ing lived his en­tire life in the spot­light, it’s no won­der that with this scan­dal, the spot­light on the Mogul grows brighter and harsher, and the ques­tion grows louder —‘Did he do it?’ Piece by piece, put to­gether with the words and mem­o­ries of Bedi’s friends and as­so­ciates, a pic­ture forms: A young rookie ad­vo­cate who wants the case—de­fend­ing Bedi means he's ar­rived. His ex-wife's brother-in-law who can’t wait to see Bedi hang so that he can in­herit the money, The pros­e­cut­ing ad­vo­cate who wants to bury the Mogul to make head­lines. Af­ter all, Prem Bedi makes news, and this is as sen­sa­tional as it will ever get. From In­dia’s very own John Gr­isham comes a tale that un­folds through sev­eral dif­fer­ent per­spec­tives. The Mogul is a how­dun­nit that lays bare the In­dian ju­di­cial process and proves that just be­cause you’re not guilty doesn’t mean you’re in­no­cent.

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