“I had been looking forward to sun, sea and catching up with some old friends. Dodging murderous crowds and discussing political murders were not on my list of top things to do.” The holiday in Sri Lanka does not go exactly as planned in ‘Prison Break’.
“The Colonel would like a word with you”. The past catches up with a taxi driver in London.
“The lady in the house across the road used to give piano lessons. I can still hear the tinkling of the keys as they smashed the pianos.” Shan reminisces in ‘Business Angel’.
Snipers took out the bodyguards. The Indonesian driver was allowed to run away. In all it lasted less than two minutes from start to finish. Ravi corners his prey in ‘The Defendant’.
This diverse collection of short stories will warm the hearts of the Tamil Diaspora. JKS has a knack of putting a positive spin on some of the saddest events in the history of the Tamil people. One or two brought a tear to my eye but I laughed out loud at the sheer audacity of some of the tales. JJS