The Last Taxi Ride: A Ranjit Singh Novel

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The Last Taxi Ride is an outstanding book which looks at the lives of South Asian immigrants in New York. Having been through serious difficulties in the first book, Ranjit Singh is now trying to make a living by driving a taxi in the Big Apple. On this fateful day, he picks up a woman whom he recognizes as a faded Bollywood star. As he drops her off at her apartment block, he also recognizes a man he knew while in the Indian army. They agree to meet for a drink that night and, as they say, Ranjit Singh’s problems escalate as the actress is found dead in her apartment the following morning.

This book is carefully structured in twin narrative tracks as we watch the young actress and her sister growing up in India and then, by chance, breaking into the movie business, while Ranjit Singh tries to find his friend and prove himself innocent of the murder. On the way, there’s a beautifully written description of the difficult and dangerous lives of these characters both in India and New York. Communities may be separated by thousands of miles, yet they may share danger and hardship. Only the strong survive.


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Author A.X. Ahmad
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Minotaur Books
Publish Date 2014-Jun-24
ISBN 9781250016867
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Issue September 2014
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller
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