RATING – 4/5
AUTHOR: Shiv Kumar
PUBLISHER: OM BOOKS International
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Shiv Kumar works as Commercial Tax Officer for the Government of Bihar. He was an engineer with a public sector company for nine years. He has travelled extensively throughout India during the course of his work. He is passionate about reading and writing. He prefers to delve into subjects concerning socio-political realities of contemporary India. Other genres he is fond of are travel writing, thrillers and crime fiction.
ABOUT THE BOOK: Dedicated police officer, ACP Gautam Dhaliwal, takes it upon himself to root out the MAF, a major Naxal organisation based in the remote village of Bhagatpur, Bihar, as part of the central Government-backed, Operation India One. However, as his investigation progress, he unmasks the official facade of the model of development that he had set out to defend. He is shocked to learn about the ugly nexus of unscrupulous politicians, bureaucrats and businessmen feeding off the oppression of the unprivileged. Torn between his commitment to the Indian State and the sympathy he begins to feel for the distressed people of Bhagatpur, an agonized ACP Dhaliwal is forced to rethink his earlier views on the meaning of an individual's responsibility towards fellow countrymen.
VERDICT: The book is nerve capturing for all crime and thriller lovers.
REVIEW: The story of Operation India One is pot filled with loads and loads of crime and thrilling action. The story will keep a control on you from the beginning till the very end. The book highlights the problems faced by common people because of naxals and also the dark side of Indian politics is included to give a pinch of drama in the story. You'll feel the smooth continuity in the writing till the very last page, which is very good. The cover of the book is also very loud and strong and it perfectly depicts the title and the blurb. Readers will love the blend of mystery, crime and thriller. Only if there was little bit of emotions mixed with the story, it would have been 5 starer. Overall it is a good read for all the thriller lovers.