Review of Karachi Deception by Shatrujeet Nath

Book Name         - Karachi Deception

Author                  - Shatrujeet Nath

Publisher              - Rupa Publications

Number of Pages - 258

Publishing Year   - 2016

Edition                  - Paperback

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Rating : 4.5


Three commandos of the Indian Army s elite Unit Kilo Major Imtiaz Ahmed, Captain Shamsheer Suleiman and Lieutenant Rafiq Mehmood are chosen for a one-of-a-kind ops mission: to enter Pakistan and eliminate dreaded underworld don, Irshad Dilawar. However, somehow, the Inter-Services Intelligence and Dilawar always seem to be one step ahead of them, foiling every plan they make. It doesn t take long for Major Imtiaz to realize that something is amiss the operation has been compromised. Will he be able to successfully complete his mission, or are he and his men, like Abhimanyu, entering a trap they cannot make their way out of? Set in the world of covert operations, where double-crossing and diabolical mind games are the norm, The Karachi Deception will keep you hooked till the very end.

My Review

Three commandos assigned a task to assassinate a terrorist in a clandestine mission- The plot itself magnetically attracts the readers. Inciting inquisitiveness is the prime quality of a thriller, which, Karachi Deception possesses full throttle. The chronological order of the narration helps the reader comprehend the otherwise complicated story.

Commandos Major Imtiaz Ahmed, Captain Shamsheer Sulaiman, and Lieutenant Rafiq Mahmood, who sets out to accomplish the most prestigious mission, have to face unprecedented surprises and betrayal. Author succeeded in pulling off the story with utmost conviction.

Never for a second does the book gives us the impression of a debut attempt. A glimpse of David Baldacci and Frederick Forsyth was visible in the framework of the book, though the narration is comparatively simpler. The twist and turn of events in the story are maneuvered seamlessly.

The character galore in the book is a bit confusing chiefly due to the similarities in the names. As the story proceeds, readers are acquainted with the names. The build of the events could have been robust.

As I had mentioned in my review of Kashmir House, I have an affinity towards stories which incite the Indian emotion in me. Whenever a terrorist is arrested or incarcerated, fed with our tax amount, like most fellow citizens, I too wished if there were someone who could eliminate these rotten beings. Hence, the idea of assassinating a terrorist leader enticed me. This idea gets my special brownie points.

And yes, the twist in the climax is interesting.

Reviewed for the publisher
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book as a complimentary copy in exchange for a honest review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the author

Shatrujeet Nath has sold ice-creams, peddled computer training courses, written ad copy and reported on business as a journalist and assistant editor at The Economic Times. The Karachi Deception is his first book. He has also written The Guardians of the Halahala and The Conspiracy at Meru, the first two volumes in the epic fantasy series on the legendary king, Vikramaditya. Shatrujeet is also the co-founder of JokerStreet, an IP & content-creation company.


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