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Vagh Pratap Singh aka the Captain is a conman extraordinaire. From transporting illegal merchandise and stealing cars to breaking safes, he's done it all. But now, in his fortieth year, he's ready to retire. So when Udham Kumar, a crooked politician from Uttar Pradesh, commissions the Captain to track down and steal Poppy Flowers, a Vincent van Gogh's painting that has bee ...more
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Published January 25th 2019 by HarperCollins India
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Vishnu Chevli
Book Review "The Heist Artist" by Vish Dhamija
Overall Verdict:- Light, Interesting and Uncomplicated Heist

A mysterious man walking towards the tunnel light in the cover, the mention of a heist in the title itself and the well written colophon enough to get anyone interested in what lay inside. It had been a long time that I had read something wherein the protagonist was portrayed in a grey shade.

“The Heist Artist” revolves around the planning and execution of an art theft of a lost but precious
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Sadaf sarkar
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book name: Heist Artist
Author: Vish Dhamija
Publishers:
Pages:273
My rating:🌠🌠🌠🌠
My review:
I don't how many people are out who is a fan Amitabh Bachan but let's just and I practically grew up watching parwarish , deevar, coolie etc. and trust me , I can imagine this book being turned into a movie with Amitabh sir in lead during 70s and being a blockbuster . ( This coming from is a really big compliment , as l really enjoy those movies , and your book @ gave me those vibes . Congratulations sir )
Now
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Katherine
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
BOOK TITLE - The Heist Artist.

AUTHOR - Vish Dhamija.

FORMAT - Kindle.

LENGTH- 231 Pages.

GENRE - Thriller.



The Heist Artist focuses on the story of a slick conman Vagh Pratap Singh,famously known as the Captain.Now in his forties,he was made an offer by an amoral politician named Uddham Kumar to purloin a famous painting Poppy Flowers by Vincent Van Gogh. This painting has been missing for a very time and the Captain couldn't help but be tempted by deal. With complicated yet calculative precision an
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Devika Ramadoss
Apr 01, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Captain aka Vagh Pratap Singh, is a ghost. He could vanish just like that and you could never trace him. He’s a master of disguise and masters in whatever he does. One day he decides to retire but then he decides to take up Udham Kumar’s work as his final project. A project worth of many millions. A project that could settle his life throughout, lead him to lifetime imprisonment and could even end his life. Will the Captain acquire the famous stolen painting ‘The Poppy Flowers’ by Vincent Va ...more
Vidhya Thakkar
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Heist Artist by Vish Dhamija is the story of Vagh Pratap Singh aka Caption and Sylvia. The Caption is ready to retire when he found his last, and biggest case. How will he solve the Mystery? What happens next?

When Udham Kumar, a crooked politician commissions the Captain to track down and steal Poppy Flowers, a Vincent van Gogh's painting that has been smuggled into India after it went missing in a museum in Egypt in 2010.

It's a wonderful story with a lot of twists and turns. A fast-paced th
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Ritika Chhabra
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"Fear is natural. It is good. It provides positive energy to do something one fears; the trick is to not let it transform into panic."

When I finally got my copy of The Heist Artist, I jumped into it with quite a few expectations. I'm not new to Vish Dhamija's works. Having read his debut novel, Nothing Lasts Forever some years ago, I had a general idea as to what kind of a book this will be. And in any case, at least I was certain that I won't be
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Abhishek Putran
Book :- The heist artist

Author :- Vish Dhamija

Publisher :- HarperCollins publishers

My ratings :- ⭐⭐⭐🌠/5

I received a copy of this book through THE BOOK GENIE REVIEW PROGRAM.

Blurb :-

Vagh Pratap Singh aka the Captain is a conman extraordinaire. From transporting illegal merchandise and stealing cars to breaking safes, he's done it all. But now, in his fortieth year, he's ready to retire. So when Udham Kumar, a crooked politician from Uttar Pradesh, commissions the Captain to track down and steal
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Kajal Dhamija
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-own
Boy! Boy! Boy! I did read one of Vish Dhamija's books earlier, but I didn't expect to do so with a similar intensity again. But he did it, again! And I can't be happier to having read a book.

Now, I must admit that unlike a thriller, my review gave away all my cards in the beginning. But I didn't intend to create the suspense either. Also, I think you'll want to know the same in more detail, so let me start.

There is this painting 'Poppy Flowers' by Van Gogh which has been stolen twice. Last it wa
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Manali
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Name of the book - The Heist Artist by Vish Dhamija
Stars given - Something that rhymes with beehive. That's 5 on 5.
My take on the book-
Do you like thrillers?
Do you like smart protagonists who make you like even after they are doing not so honest dealings?
Do you like it when an author takes not only the protagonist but also the reader on a roller-coaster ride?
If you said yes to all the above then you should definitely give this book a try. Actually I would suggest get it, pronto. This is the firs
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Simran Sharma (Craartology)
A well structured thriller of a conman ( The Captian) on his last and most dangerous crime which is the heist of a remarkable piece of art from the Impressionist era. The Captain's journey isn't as easy as it used to be, for he is working for a cunning and crooked politician for a mighty reward. The plot is about the Captain planning, plotting and executing his last theft after his deal with the shrewd politician.

The book has good supporting characters i.e the Captain's lady-love and the politi
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Jayasree B
The Heist Artist is a thrilling book. Once it crosses the point where Captain finds the painting, it becomes one fast ride. The research, the writing add value to the book and make for a lively read. The car chases, the hide and seek... all of it is one giant adrenaline rush. Excellent work, as usual, from Vish Dhamija. I enjoyed this one for it kept me guessing at times. If I had to point out one thing as a negative, then it would definitely be the ending. After all that thrill, the ending was ...more
Apurva
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ive been a fan of heist stories because of movies like the Ocean's series, Fast and Furious and our desi Dhoom series. That is why I picked this book up and I must say it did not disappoint. The plot is fast paced and full of twists. Even though some of the twists are predictable, the tight storyline and crisp narration make up for it. It was interesting to read about the lost painting and I liked how the author has incorporated it into the story. Overall an nice thriller/ mystery to read. I wou ...more
Reetika Sharma
Mar 31, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The cover and title of the book is apt for the story and totally goes with the plot. The blurb of the story is impressive and you want to read the book instantly. The book is one of those books which keeps you hooked till the end. There are lots of twists and turns which make you more and more engrossed with every page. I personally finished this book in one go and I absolutely loved it. I wanted to read a book about con artist from long time and this book was like wish come true. It won’t disap ...more
Zainab Fatima
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Heist Artist by Vish Dhamija is the the story of extraordinary conman Vagh Pratap Singh who has spend and upholded his whole around thefts and smuggling illegal merchandise. In his 40s when he was ready to retire decides to accept one last offer.
The offer was the worth millions painting of Van Gogh. But this wasn't that easy what he thought it to be.

Talking about the cover of the book. It totally justifies the content.

Narration and Characterisation- Narration of this book will keep you hooke
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Aruna Kumar Gadepalli
Fast paced thriller. This author chose the art as a background. Easy and quick read.
Aayushi Jain
The Heist Artist by Vish Dhamija is a thriller well written and greatly executed but lacked that adrenaline rush you deeply forage in thrillers. The beginning was great, I was hooked until the first half and when the twists started concluding, it became predictable. That's when I didn't find it that interesting.

Anyhow, because the book has historical details, I liked several passages since I love Van Gogh. The story is based on one of his paintings called 'Poppy Flowers' which was said to be own
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Honey & Anjali
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received this book as part of The Book
Genie
Review Program.


I've been meaning to read this book since I first came across it on bookstagram simply because the title intrigued me. The blurb made my expectations sky rocket and fortunately, it didn't disappoint.

Vagh pratap singh aka The captain is a a con man who has sustained his life doing thefts and smugling, now in his forties, he's given a proposal to steal a Van Gogh masterpiece which is already missing, by a politician. The deal is tempting
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Neslin Najeeb
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I got this book in my hands, never expected it would bring all the thrill and allure of an action-packed show. For me, reading this novel was like watching a heist cum road movie.

Vagh Pratap Singh A.K.A Captain, the protagonist, engages in a heist of Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting “Poppy Flowers”. The whole book is an adventuresome account of this theft. The author has meticulously written every detail, which would make the reader engrossed in the book until the end. I have often seen
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Sheetal Maurya - Godse (Halo of Books)
The attractive green-hued cover page with the painting frame and a man running in the tunnel can grab the attention of readers. Having been read most of the previous books of Vish Dhamija, I was sure that this book is going to be a masterpiece like the painting of poppy flowers by Vincent Van Gogh. Doesn’t the title sound intrigue?

Plot summary:

Read more such review on https://www.haloofbooks.com/

The protagonist of this book is Vagh Pratap Singh, who is infamously known as Captain. He is one of
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ZARA Choksi
Feb 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019
Vish Dhamija is my favourite author. His books are always filled with the finest details, embedded perfectly with right words, correctly planned plot. ‘THE HEIST ARTIST’ is an unusual creation of Vish Sir. Like his previous master pieces this one is not about the court room dramas or twist & turns of legal process and proceedings. ‘THE HEIST ARTIST’ is a finely blended story of a Master Conman of the country, a Shrewd Politician and a Ruthless Gangster.

The protagonist Vagh Pratap Singh aka
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Susmita Sau
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The Heist Artist
Author - @vish_dhamija
Publisher - @harpercollinsin
Price - 99(kindle edition)
Page - 231
Genre - Crime Thriller
I received this book as part of The BookGenie Review Programme (@thebookgeniepr )
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Content - Famous painter Vincent Vam Gogh's painting 'Poppy Flowers' has been missing since 2010 and now it is supposed to be in India in possession of a dangerous gangster.Many corrupted businessmen and politicians are after it.Such a crooked politician,Udham Kumar wants to a
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Geeta Nair
A life fraught with risks yet rewarding, is what Vagh Pratap Singh aka The Captain, is leading. A conman to the world, the protagonist of ‘The Heist Artist’ is a man of multiple talents endowed with both intelligence and acumen required to outwit his opponents. A master disguiser, he takes his job seriously and thus plans meticulously before executing the work he is commissioned for. Now in the fortieth year of his life, he looks forward to taking retirement but not before making sufficient mone ...more
Shona
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Memories sometimes leave behind indelible marks that can haunt a person for a lifetime"

Author: Vish Dhamija

Publisher: HarperCollins India

Pages: 272

I received a copy of the book through The Book Genie Review Program( https://instagram.com/thebookgeniepr )

Vagh Pratap Singh aka Captain is a wanted conman who has mastered the art of disguise. Delhi police has caught him multiple times but he always gets released due to lack of evidence. When a corrupt politician Udhham Kumar learns about Captain, h
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LibroReview
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vish Dhamija has done it yet again with a different style this time. While Vish never fails to amaze readers, his writing style makes a reviewer like me forget that I am into the process of critical reading. He played the role of a ‘heist artist’ himself when it came to stealing the reader’s reality & heart and make them get lost into this story. ‘The Heist Artist’ for me was more like a duck swimming in the water - so calm and subtle on the top but paddling hard underneath. The writing styl ...more
Prathibha S
Mar 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It had all the elements of Vish Damijha's work. The suspense built up in each chapter, attention to detail and the unexpected twist in the end were all there. Only thing missing was the courtroom drama that I have come to expect in every Vish Damijha book. But it was a fantastic read nonetheless.
The story line is interesting and the narrative was simple and easy to follow. I could visualize the author's thoughts while reading it. There were punches at the right places to make the book all the m
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Pretty Little Bibliophile
If you are a fan of Dan Brown and his Robert Langson series, then this is definitely for you. Oh and if you liked the Ocean’s movie series, then this might be the one for you. The Heist Artist is a story of a con man and it is truly a wild ride. Throw in some action and late night stealing into offices to spice up the narrative, along with car chases and blasts, and clever twists and turns. The writer has given it all to make this amazing book.
I have always enjoyed these sorts of stories, whethe
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Chetana Thakur Chakraborty
Vish Dhamija's latest novel, The Heist Artist is a nail-biting thriller. It has all the elements which will keep the readers glued to the book.
The plot revolves around the quest to trace down a Vincent van Gogh painting, Poppy Flowers that has been smuggled into India after it went missing from a museum in Egypt. Although the protagonist of this novel, Vagh Pratap Singh, who is also known as the Captain, has certain antagonistic characteristics, one cannot help but sympathise and support him. Th
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Rutuja Ramteke
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
💚The Heist Artist By Vish Dhamija💚
💚Genre: Thriller, mystery
💚Publisher: Harper Collins
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Plot: Vagh Pratap Singh aka the Captain is a conman extraordinaire. From transporting illegal merchandise and stealing cars to breaking safes, he's done it all. When Udham Kumar, a crooked politician from Uttar Pradesh, commissions the Captain to track down and steal Poppy Flowers, a Vincent van Gogh's painting that has been smuggled into India after it went missing in a museum in Egypt in 2010, the Captain kno
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Prateeksha Suresh
Apr 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gripping story

Summary:

The centre of the story is Vagh Pratap Singh and Sylvia. Vagh Pratap Singh is popularly knowing as captain. As he reached forties, he decides to retire. But a million deal offer comes from a politician Udham Kumar. He commissions the captain to track down and steal Poppy Flowers, a Vincent van Gogh’s painting that has been smuggled into India after it went missing in a Museum at Egypt in 2010. But the painting is now in possession of a dangerous gangster, and the captain is
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Ronita Banerjee
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Name- The Heist Artist
Written By- Vish Dhamija
Published by- HarperCollins
Pages- 262
Genre- Fiction (Crime)
My Thoughts-
Ever found yourself rooting for the bad guy? Then you should probably start with this book.
An Art heist, a master conman, a world famous painting and voila we have a perfect recipe for cooking a brilliant plot.
While other authors choose to invent a fictional crime, Dhamija always prefers to give his fictions a touch of realism.
That could very well be the reason of his success.
For
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