here and will probably reach your location in another 10 minutes,” answered a
shaky voice on the phone.
Good! Keep track of them and don’t lose sight of them. See you in a bit,”
replied Arjun. As soon he disconnected the call, his stern gaze broke into a devilish
grin as he announced to his accomplices, “The hunt begins.”
Based on real events, The Highway
Mafia is a political-crime fiction bookthat shows the transformation of a young
businessman, who has anunexpected encounter with one of the most
dreaded mafia groups in thecountry.
Find out what happens, when
a secular youngster decides to choose the path of progressive activism to fight
a multibillion-dollar worth organized crime of cattle trafficking that rely on political
clout and black money to smuggle cattle.
Suchitra S Rao was born in
Chennai, but spent her early childhood and education in Madurai. She holds a
Post-graduate Diploma in Planning and Entrepreneurship from the Indian
Institute of Planning Management - Chennai. Right after her education she moved
on to create a successful career in Sales & Marketing. She has immense experience of over nine years
from various industries such as Insurance, Banking and Freight Forwarding. She
currently works in a Logistics firm at a Middle Managerial Cadre. Belonging to
a family of Doctors & Medical professionals who had dedicated themselves to
the community for generations, Suchitra is also zealous about community
service. Right from her school days, she has actively been volunteering for
various social causes. In her early twenties, she began advocating reforms
mainly for environmental issues and rural development. One of the causes she
has been deeply engrossed in is animal welfare, directly being involved in
various risky operations including a midnight rescue at a slaughter house, and
interception of trucks that were trafficking cattle illegally. She feels modern-day
activism, especially spearheaded by youngsters in India, often ends up being a
battle with corrupt bureaucrats who are often backed by political clout. The Highway Mafia is her attempt to
transpire the combat of such activism in India in a more narrative format and
reach out to a larger audience.