Bursting onto the publishing scene in January 2021 is Indian American debut novelist, famend surgeon, and humanitarian Munish Ok. Batra, who, together with acclaimed writer Keith R.A. DeCandido, will thrill readers with the brand new psychological thriller, “Animal.”
Good for each animal rights activists and followers of “Dexter,” “Animal,” acknowledged a press launch, is “a thought-provoking, pulse-pounding novel that may engross and enthrall.”
And even earlier than its launch, the guide has been optioned for movie by Lonetree Leisure, with Tony Eldridge hooked up as a producer.
Eldridge, recognized for his work on “The Equalizer” motion pictures with Denzel Washington and “The Bare Fact,” can be creating the script.
Batra was galvanized into motion by the animal abuse atrocities he witnessed when he was touring the world volunteering his medical providers. He additionally instructed India-West that the novel stemmed from a confluence of experiences, together with his younger son’s alternative to not eat meat at an early age.
Collectively, Batra and DeCandido needed to put in writing a novel that will make individuals marvel: “is homicide ever justifiable when defending the harmless?”
Within the guide, two grisly murders are dedicated at a meatpacking plant by an individual sporting a cow masks not lengthy after the CEO of a water park is brutally killed by somebody sporting an orca masks. Interpol agent An Chang believes these are the newest acts of a ruthless serial killer he has been chasing for greater than 20 years, a killer who targets those that hurt harmless animals.
From elephant poachers in Chad, Africa, Russian big-game hunters of endangered species, canine fighters in Atlanta, Georgia, to European meals executives who gorge geese to make paté, gorilla hunters within the Congo, and ivory retailers in China, those that torture animals usually are not secure.
Working with two California detectives, Chang races to unmask the killer, even because the killer’s spree turns into extra lethal. However the killer’s motives and historical past are far deeper and extra advanced than anybody realizes, and the reality of his rampage leads Chang on a wild chase from the streets of Shanghai across the globe.
Batra drew on his expertise as a plastic surgeon to make sure scenes in “Animal” extra sensible. Each incidence of animal cruelty dramatized within the guide relies on documented real-world occasions. This contains the usage of gorilla arms as ash trays, capturing of canines as meals in Asia, coaching strategies of orcas in North America, and extra, added the press launch.
Batra is presently collaborating with DeCandido on different fiction initiatives and can be engaged on a nonfiction guide referred to as “Medical Insanity.”