Author: Kenneth Jones
Rita, a reputed investigative journalist. Her life revolves around exposing corrupt politicians and their schemes.
Raghav, a young business tycoon has all he wants in life. He pulls strings in the corridors of power.
Samar, a highly decorated officer of the Indian Army is disenchanted with the system.
The three highly motivated friends since college want one thing – India’s name to be etched in glory.
But their ideologies are poles apart. When their paths cross amidst chaos and anarchy which has gripped the entire nation, it is a concoction too powerful to contain.
Random killings take place when Rita stumbles upon a terrible plan. There is even an attempt on her life. Someone wants her dead… badly. Eventually a Maoist Leader, Head of RAW and ISI Director get entangled in the mess. In the backdrop of misgovernance and scams, extremism, lawlessness and government ineptitude, their actions will decide the fate of the entire subcontinent outside the borders.
Is there something more sinister lurking behind the façade that Rita discovers? What role does Raghav and Samar play in bigger scheme of things and how does it go on to redefine geo-political situation in the entire subcontinent?
An absolutely riveting book right from the first page. As soon as I started reading this book, I was totally engrossed in it.
The best part of the book was that the author has weaved a complex story line in the most interesting manner. It was quite exciting to read about various military branches of India and how they work. Some great research has gone into this book.
I loved the character of Rita. She truly was a well sketched out character and the story line related to her was such that I had to stop myself from skipping some of the pages in order to get an idea of what would happen to her next.
While the characters are complex and interesting, the story is plot driven. Which is why even when you get the hang of them, you still do not now how this story would pan out as the characters have no hold on what would happen next. This made the read all the more alluring.
The writing is such that it feels extremely realistic. The political and the military scenarios that were described were all too believable. The pace of the story is fast and so the reader just cannot stop reading, and if we do, the story keeps going on in our heads. The author has played well by placing interesting hangers in the middle of the story and then going on to the other part, thus making this an extremely interesting read.
I did find a few grammatical errors, but in no way did they take the reader’s attention away from the plot.
All in all, this is definitely one the most awesome political thrillers I have read.