By Hook or By Crook by Abhishek Sinha is a riveting crime thriller novel with sufficient action and suspense drama. As the story opens up, Shahid – the protagonist – is worried about his missing journalist brother Sajid. Shahid is desperate to find whereabouts his brother. He seeks help from the police team that has powerful and sly characters i.e. Vikram, Raman, Karim, and Diljeet. The police team doesn’t like Shahid sneaking his nose in their investigation. Soon, they cast their doubt on him. He is taken as one of the suspects in illegal arms deal and also the possible speculative murderer behind Sajid. With illegal arms deal out in the story, the novel becomes gripping and its pace augments automatically. Shahid, without anyone’s notice, begins investigation at his own. However, little did he know that the world he is fighting against has already trapped him? A point would come in the story where Shahid would have tough time saving himself, forgot about solving the crime mystery.