Her Beautiful Monster
Book 2 of the Ravi PI Series
By Adi Tantimedh
The second Ravi PI novel - a fun, topical London-based detective series, following the cases the elite don't want to report, and the public never hear about.
Enjoy another 'exhilarating roller-coaster ride of unusual cases' (Publishers Weekly) in this second book of the Ravi PI series, featuring detective Ravi Chandra Singh and his team at the gleefully amoral, unfailingly dangerous secret agency Golden Sentinels.
When Ravi's colleagues at Golden Sentinels discover that he sees gods in moments of heightened anxiety and stress, they are surprisingly fine with it. They even encourage him to incorporate his visions into his work, especially now that the cases have become more intense, with many hidden risks at play. But their latest case - a search for a dead Russian oligarch's last will and testament - leads to more than anyone expected: a missing heir, murderous relatives, and geopolitical implications. So, when Ravi's boss sends him to Los Angeles to wait out the heat, it's almost a relief...until Ravi's past catches up to him.
In this thrilling and complex sequel to Her Nightly Embrace, nothing is what it seems, as Ravi stumbles upon a dangerous scheme that involves the CIA, MI5, and a wanted man with a $20 million price on his head.
Adi Tantimedh has a BA in English Literature from Bennington College and an MFA in Film and Television Production from New York University. He is of Chinese-Thai descent and came of age in Singapore and London. He has written radio plays and television scripts for the BBC and screenplays for various Hollywood companies, as well as graphic novels for DC Comics and Big Head Press, and a weekly column about pop culture for BleedingCool.com. He wrote "Zinky Boys Go Underground," the first post-Cold War Russian gangster thriller, which won the BAFTA for Best Short Film in 1995.
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25 Jan 2018
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With its firecracker box-set pace and spectacular big-budget imagery, Adi Tantimedh's Her Beautiful Monster is the best high-concept television show you've never seen, with hardboiled Hindu gods and two-fisted theology acted out against the treachery, politics, and violence of a blisteringly modern digital world. Walking the precarious tightrope between shamus and shaman, Tantimedh's vivid and divinely beleaguered Ravi is a triumph of the fabulous. Introduce yourself to him immediately — Alan Moore
Tantimedh's second fun-filled romp brings back PI Ravi and the gang of Hindu deities who turn up in his hallucinations to offer sharp and mischievous comments on the action. Ravi's adventures in London and LA push the boundaries of the gumshoe genre to the limit, but he and his oddball posse (human and divine) sweep you along with breezy readability. Enjoy. — The Sunday Times Crime Club
Once again, Tantimedh ebulliently spins out a world in which pandemonium doesn't reign; it pours. — Kirkus