Book Review: Karachi Deception

Book: Karachi Deception

Author: Shatrujeet Nath

Genre: Fiction

Publishers: Rupa Publication

Karachi DeceptionWar stories,  espionage and spy stories easily attract me to a book store. Obviously this book attracted me enough to apply for reviewing it.

The story is about three army commandos, best among all, who are chosen to carry out a covert operations and enter Pakistan to eliminate dreaded underworld head Irshad Dilawar.

Through nail biting events, the three commandos traverse through enemy territory putting their lives on line. However the Pakistani intelligence service and the don seem to elude them always.

The story is set amidst secrets, politics, mind games with the enemy. And as the blurb says, it does keep the reader hooked till the end.

The surveillance tactics taken up by the commandos, the way they cover their identities, the patience required to carry out such operations, procuring arms and ammunition and intelligence amid the enemy has been described in very detail and brings the picture alive. The locations can be imagined in vivid details from the imagery created by the words.

It is a very tightly woven story and a very gripping one at that with twists and turns that make you turn page after page.

However, when the mystery of the dangerous operation that was undertaken by the commandos is revealed, I was not convinced. I am not sure if any country would endanger its best commandos for an operation that never was….

But in all it is a wonderful entertaining read. go for it if thrills you to read spy stories.

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About shoma abhyankar

I like to believe that I am a creative person. I read, write, paint, sketch, rustle up some quick and some elaborate meals for friends and family, love chess, su-doku and scrabble, can hum an old Hindi song tentatively, always stand up for women rights, hate fake people, bugs, roaches, spiders and cigarette smokers!! I graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Architecture in 1998. Soon after, I married an officer in Indian Air Force and have been on move since then. For a brief time of two years when we were posted in Pune, I worked as a junior architect in a firm. Being aware of frequent movement that we would have to live with, I chose to be a homemaker and concentrated on creating a warm and welcoming home for my family. But sitting at home without any creative activity was not my cup of tea. I learnt candle making and soon put up an exhibition at Poona Club when my daughter was barely a year old. I also enjoyed a short stint as a home-based entrepreneur, supplying chocolates and cakes on demand, while we were posted in Bareilly. With an inclination towards writing, I completed a diploma in ‘Creative Writing in English’ from Symbiosis College of Distance Learning, Pune. Then I discovered the blogosphere. Now I hope to not only travel and share my experiences with the world but also to pen a book someday....
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