Tuesday, 6 March 2018

The Talion Tale by Rahul Apte - Book Review

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Book Name - The Talion Tale

Author - Rahul Apte

Blurb -

Just when Lieutenant Jamshed Hyatt Khan, lovingly called Jimmy, begins to feel that he can leave his tormented past behind and acquire some semblance of normalcy; a demonic machination of fate throws his life into irrevocable chaos. The heinous terror attack of 26/11 bereaves him of the love of his life and his family. Reeling with a grave sense of loss and helplessness, the enraged soldier vents his anger on a terrorist sympathizer in Kashmir, where he is posted. The extra judicial killing turns him into a pariah in the eyes of the Indian Army and a golden catch for the RAW; the Indian intelligence agency, which in the wake of 26/11, has received a secret mandate straight from the top. Devoid of reasons to live and stranded both personally and professionally, Jimmy is convinced by the RAW to undertake a covert surgical strike deep inside Pakistan. Initially annoyed at his systematic trapping, he gradually realizes that after four wars and decades of failed diplomacy, for Indians like him, a covert mission is the only way to secure justice. Thus, Lieutenant Jamshed Hyatt Khan dies and a coldblooded, lethal assassin is born, one who is driven only by revenge and has nothing to lose.

Will he succeed in his mission and secure justice for his nation as well as for himself? Meandering like a spy thriller, with its fair share of realistic twists and turns; 'The Talion Tale' is a cry for justice. It is also a tale of love, loss and the vengeance that is born out of it.

Review -

The Talion Tale is a real page turner. It keeps you on the edge. It will compel you to turn pages. This nail-biting thriller is an awesome treat for all thriller lovers.

The story is about a lieutenant general, Jimmy. Having lost his family and love interest in a bomb blast, revenge is the only thing on Jimmy's mind. Once a guy with good morals and behaviour seeks for the wrong. Will Jimmy avenge the death of his loved ones?

The plot has been well-crafted, keeping in mind the minute details. The story is being narrated in third person narrative. It has been done real good. However, the story shifts from 2009 to 1990s which confused me a bit. But it didn't affect the overall reading experience. The characters are unique and you tend to know more about them as you read the book.

The story offers you many new things and surprises you at the turn of every page. I could visualize the entire book playing like a movie in front of my eyes. I won't be surprised if this book is made into a movie.

I rate it with 5/5 stars.

You can buy your copies of this amazing thriller on Amazon.

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