BOOK REVIEW: SNIPER’S EYE

Book: Sniper’s Eye

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Author: Mainak Dhar

Genre: Thriller, Fiction

Published by: 4 Hour Books

Number of pages: 224 pages

My Rating: 5/5

MY REVIEW: I have received a review copy of “Sniper’s Eye” by Mainak Dhar from Writersmelon in exchange for an honest review.

The story begins with the shooting of a man in a Mumbai mall on a Sunday. Aaditya Ghosh, the central character of the story, who is actually in the mall to enjoy a movie with his girlfriend Zoya, gets involved in trying to catch the shooter and discovers that the shooting is part of an elaborate plot.

Aaditya, though currently employed in a corporate office, is actually an armed forces veteran who had to resign under dubious circumstances. Unfortunately, his role in trying to catch the sniper brings him into the limelight and his past is exposed by the media.

The tension builds up as senior police and army officers are being targeted by what appears to be a team of terrorists, headed by an expert sniper Aman Karzai.

In order to protect Zoya and clear his Army record, Aaditya agrees to collaborate with the Intelligence Bureau and the police. He lets himself be used as “bait” in order to draw out the sniper.

But the plan goes haywire and Aaditya is taken by the terrorists. When taken captive, he discovers that nothing is as it appears and that both he and the sniper Aman Karzai are both being manipulated by an evil mastermind.

The tension in the story is built up wonderfully. The action scenes are extremely well depicted and keep the reader turning the pages for more. I recommend this book to readers as it is an engrossing, interesting and taut thriller that will keep you guessing till the end.

BOOK REVIEW: AVATAR OF PROTECTOR ANDTHE SECRET OF SUDARSHANA

Book: Avatar of Protector and the Secret of Sudarshana

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Author: Chetan B. Thakkar

Genre: Fantasy, Fiction

Published by: Notion Press

Number of pages: 154 pages

My Rating: 3.5/5

MY REVIEW: I was provided with a copy of the book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

The story begins with Kalki, a college student, celebrating his 18th birthday. Several mysterious events take place on that day and Kalki learns from his parents, the next day that he is not really their child. He is also told of a pouch containing a secret that has been placed in his bank locker.

Kalki’s parents are killed in a fire and there are some monsters after him as well. Kalki is aided by the beautiful Indrayani, Indra’s daughter and is taken away by her to Planet Paradise. Planet Paradise has been very well depicted by the author.

There Kalki learns more about his responsibilities and powers as an avatar. He learns that his parents are still alive and embarks on a mission to save them accompanied by Indrayani, his friend and a couple of others.

Of course the question remains as to whether they are able to save his parents. The reader needs to read the book to find out. The author has ended the story on such a note, that it appears that he has already planned a sequel!

I recommend this book to readers as fairly engaging and interesting.

 

BOOK REVIEW: DAREDREAMERS

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Author: Kartik Sharma & Ravi ‘Nirmal’ Sharma

Genre: Adventure Fiction

Published by: Rupa Publications

Number of pages: 286 pages

My Rating: 5/5

MY REVIEW: I was provided with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

The story begins with Rasiq starting his first day as an investment banker in Mumbai. Though the work is extremely high pressure and the working hours are long, Rasiq sticks on with his job as his remuneration is very generous. He is just starting to enjoy the perks of his job such as a spacious apartment and a designer motorbike, when circumstances lead him to question the validity of such a stressful existence. Rasiq ends up resigning and moves back home to Delhi.

An accident on his motorbike leads Rasiq to having the idea of a start-up that provides safety to their clients, i.e. he starts DareDreamers with a multitude of talented individuals.

Slowly but surely, the talented team of DareDreamers starts to achieve success and fame until they are targeted by a rival company, G-Force, whose Chairman Rakeysh Aurora conspires with the evil Narad Money to discredit and to ultimately bring down the DareDreamers.

All the characters and the incidents described in the story are worth reading and so I will not spoil the suspense for the reader by narrating them. However, it remains to be seen if Aurora and Narad Money succeed in their conspiracy and crush Rasiq’s dream.

I definitely recommend “DareDreamers” to readers as it is a frothy, interesting and extremely enjoyable read. The story is full of exciting stunts and keeps the reader hooked! I think that the story has great potential to be turned into a Bollywood potboiler!