Bottom of the heap

Book summary:

As Juneja battles his personal demons—a father he does not get along with, a girlfriend he often finds himself questioning the worth of, the death of a beloved grandmother, a favoured subordinate being investigated on rape charges, and a head that often refuses to walk the well-trodden path of sanity—he is dispatched to a village in the back of beyond to solve the mystery of a road scam.

Armed with a conscience that is flexible to say the least, Juneja stumbles through scams, rapes, deaths, a gay couple and a suave village aristocrat who has just the right influence in the right places. On the eve of Dussehra, he sets forth on his own battle between Good and Evil, to decide where his allegiance lies, and find out whether he too is part of the throng that crowds the bottom of the moral order.