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The author would’ve done better if she’d chosen to retire the colonel
1 September 2015
While our Army is deployed on multifarious missions in peacetime, one never heard of its officers being sent to rescue an abducted girl. The author would’ve done better if she’d chosen to retire the colonel. The actual act of rescue seemed a very simple affair that quickly culminates into a romantic interlude between the principal characters, extending to the ‘other-parts-of-the-colonel’s-anatomy’-doing-a-happy-dance! (How that is possible in a confined place, defies my imagination).
The narrative demonstrates a good vocabulary. However, starting every second sentence with an ‘ing’ word may not be the best idea in my humble opinion. The Chief Justice doesn’t sound real to me when he discloses the verdict before the trial of a captive terrorist, or when he treats his only daughter so shabbily. The plot is somewhat divorced from reality as the Colonel decides to confront his parents rather too late in the tale. So is the case with the girl, who shows guts to run away from her father’s home only to return without as much as a whimper. Overall, the happy ending makes up for the shortfall in some other areas. I wish the author success with her book.