63 pages 2 hours read

Deepti Kapoor

Age of Vice

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2023

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Part 5, Chapters 17-19Chapter Summaries & Analyses

Part 5, Chapter 17 Summary: “New Delhi, January 2008. The King was Extremely Altered. Morning”

Six months after Sunny’s rescue, Rastogi goes missing. Rastogi’s story checks out. Manoj’s brother is found in prison, and SP Sukanya Sarkar’s secret is found to be true. Eli survives the attack by Rastogi and Manoj, and still works as Sunny’s bodyguard. Sunny has agreed to marry Punjab heiress Farah Dhillon in a match arranged by his father, but has barely spoken to Bunty Wadia since the kidnapping. After learning about the child Neda may have been forced to abort, Sunny’s self-destructive behavior has morphed into cruelty to others.

The night before his wedding, Sunny brings two young Mexican women home, gets them drunk, and coerces them to perform a humiliating sexual act for him, knowing well the women will regret this later. After the women leave, Sunny snorts crushed Xanax. The Xanax makes Sunny faint. Eli spots Sunny overdose and injects him with Flumazenil. Since the kidnapping, Eli has lost the count of the number of times Sunny has overdosed on Xanax. Sunny also consumes alcohol, cocaine, and marijuana around the clock. Above everything else, Sunny wants Rastogi to be located and killed.

In Tihar Jail, Ajay has been given “a compassionate day release” to attend Sunny’s wedding (481).