Nick Pat

Bangalore, India

Nick Pat (Nirmal Patnaik) has a successful hospitality career spanning 35 years to his credit. He wrote his debut book, Angels and Predator, after being inspired by famous crime fiction authors. His first attempt at mystery writing is just the beginning of a series of entertaining whodunits set in present times. The contemporary story takes place in the United States of America, with a mix of characters of American and Indian origin, in America. He considers this a loving tribute to his all-time favourite authors in this genre, from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to Agatha Christie. Having had the opportunity and privilege of living in the Middle East, USA and South Asia, he has had a fair view of both the sides of the world, where he blends Indian and Western culture in his Romantic Murder Mysteries. For Nick, there are no borders when it comes to crime fiction.


Sunny Mathew struggles with the difficulties of life after his girlfriend Angela Thomson leaves him, only to come back into his life again. Meanwhile, a young lady, Maria, is being stalked relentlessly by someone. Several incidents of rape and murder have taken place one after another as women are discovered stabbed and left bleeding to death on the streets of Oakland, California, in the early hours of the morning. The Oakland Police Department is under pressure and the media is being hard on them. Captain Amy Jackson and Detective Mark Travis have a hard time trying to track the criminal down. The case is cracked wide open when a six-year-old girl, Eva Atkins, is raped and abused, and die...

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