Author: Nigel Fernandes Genre: , ,
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A thriller, this time from an expat Goan

PANJIM, June 27, 2013: A young expat Goan has done something about his sharp concern about drinking-and-driving, by making his maiden novel tell a story based on that theme.

Nigel Fernandes, who has been in New Zealand but is currently back at Socorro, has just authored ‘Consequences’, a 214-page thriller that deals with this serious theme which afflicts many parts of India today.

Significantly, the 37-year-old writer has dedicated the book to his “nephew Jared Tristan D’Souza, killed by a reckless motorist” when four months short of two years old.

The quick-paced thriller itself, which he took eight months to write, has a vigilante conspiracy being hatched, and is set in Bombay. Mysterious ‘accidents’ happen to those who are on a list of accused, who claimed victims on the roads of the city, but when the law does not seem capable to bring to book.

The action is set over roughly a month itself, and is set in the home of a Bollywood star, elite hospitals in Bombay, and the jogging tracks where paid assassins like the black jogging suit-clad Jenny are on the prowl.

Set entirely in the Indian commercial capital, the fast-pace read takes one from Bandra to the Worli Seaface, Central Mumbai, the police HQ, Colaba and other popular landmarks of the city which “never sleeps”.

Based earlier in Mumbai, Fernandes has been living in New Zealand for the past six years. He traces his Goa roots to the village of Salvador do Mundo, in Bardez. Fernandes did his MBA from Auckland University of Technology and is a freelance marketing and media specialist. He also promotes windsurfing.

For this book, Fernandes is to undertake an e-launch, via Twitter. Nigel has worked for Sony in New Zealand, and also for the City Council in Auckland.