Friday, September 17, 2010

A Fictional Series on Terrorism in India.

Reading books for me is like a thirst which can never be quenched. The more I read, the more I want to read. And in this quest of quenching my thirst came across a set of books written by Mukul Deva. The books are titled “Lashkar”, “Salim Must Die” and “Blowback”.
·         Lashkar: The book that starts it all. It introduces us to the basic premise of the enmity between India and our beloved Pakistan. Starts off with the Sarojini Market, Delhi bomb blast and the story weaves itself. Shows how a innocent and gullible youth is recruited by a terrorist organization. And ends with the Indian government’s secret force “Force-22” taking on the terrorists charged with the bomb blast. The author’s military career helps him give a detailed description of how the defense forces work and the technology they use. A very good fast paced read.
·         Salim Must Die: Salim is the ISI head who plotted the bomb attacks as read in Lashkar. Who had faked his death. But comes back to avenge his failure in book one. Again “Force 22” kicks in and takes him down. This time for real. The author gives an in-depth picture of how various terrorist organizations came in being, how they are funded and how they carry out their activities.
·         Blowback: after falling prey for the nefarious activities by the neighboring state it’s finally time for the Indians to give it back to them, in their own way. A very fast paced action thriller. Revenge always is sweeter. And this book deals with the best revenge.
If you are a fan of Tom Clancy novels. This set of books are defiantly going to keep u entertained, so much that you won’t be able to put the book down till you are done with it.

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