- Paperback: 408 pages
- Publisher: Frog Books (10 November 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9352017749
- ISBN-13: 978-9352017744
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.6 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 39 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #74,560 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"Geo political conflicts of present day trace their roots deep into the history of mankind, and history, as they say, is always written by the Victor. It is Rahul's fervent desire to present to his readers, the voice of the vanquished as well. He is thankful to the Almighty for bestowing him with a strong sense of justice and it is to this trait that he owes his almost visceral desire to take his readers into a utopian world where the poor, the vanquished and the marginalized are heard. It is this wish that turns him; an engineer by qualification and a banker by profession, into a dreamer. (Rahul passed out of the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2006 and later obtained his MBA from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad in 2010. He lives in Mumbai where he works as a Project Finance professional for a prominent conglomerate.) Every now and then, the dreamer steals him away from the rigors of a full time corporate banking career and the incessant demands that life in Mumbai places on its denizens. The dreamer recedes into a shell, mesmerized by the chimera of a just world. As Edmund Burke once famously said, "The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." Rahul wishes to create, at least in the minds of his readers, an ideal world, where good men stand up to evil. It is a world where Indians can live without the fear of terror, a world where Tibetans can preserve their independence and cultural heritage, a world where the Sri-Lankan Tamils can live without persecution, a world where the Palestinians get what is rightfully theirs but also a world where Israel can exist peacefully."
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The reason I quoted the book as one of the best spy thrillers of the year is because it feels real. The characterization, plot, twists and turns, everything written in the book has a logic which makes it one of the best.
The Talion Tale gives a very hair-raising message to the readers that in order to shed some bad blood, we must shed some good blood too. This is what makes it more genuine and unique.
The time period of the book is between 2000 and 2010. In these ten years, the rise of terrorism in the World was visible and included two darkest days in the History - 9/11 and 26/11. Both the dates have influenced the overall plot of the book.
The plot of the book revolves around 3 different countries - India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. The book also talks about the hidden politics of terrorism in these three countries.
Apart from that, the book includes maps and sketches to help the readers understand the situation of the story.
I loved the character of Lieutenant Jamshed Hyatt Khan the most and I would surely love to read any sequels. He is not a superhero but he is just 'Jimmy'.
Overall, I loved the book because it has everything which a spy thriller book should have. The seriousness of the topic is maintained till the very end with a little spark of love, romance, and humor in equal intervals.
One could easily gauge the level of understanding of writer about the "Terror" subject. Personally I encountered with so many new things/views during the reading. All the characters came alive almost in every scene. At some junctures the stories seem to be fast forwarded, may be for obvious reasons. However, It's great effort by Rahul as a debutante to handle such a sensitive topic with great impact.
All the Best !! ... Definitely looking forward to your future work.
A spy story with well researched detailing.
Surely look forward to next from the Author.
The pace, the thrill, and the resolution in the final chapters of the book are worthy of your time.
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