Tuesday, September 16, 2014

#BookReview : Resonance by Ajay Pandey


On the jacket:

Siddharth Rana, the Joint Director of the IB, is at his wits end attempting to unravel that mystery. Working with the blindest of clues, Siddharth has to race against time to prevent terrorists from achieving their horrific goal-an India laid low by a catastrophe of biblical proportions. This is a story that leaps across continents, gets to the heart of convoluted terrorist plots and attacks and amazes you with its exposition of high-tech gadgetry and science. It is equally a story of breathtaking bravery, recounted at a mind-blowing pace. At its core, it is also a story about the beauty of relationships. Relationships that are beyond national boundaries and historic enmities.

Review:

A book by someone who has served in the Intelligence Bureau and is an Indian Revenue Service Officer has to be entertaining. With this thought, I picked up Resonance by Ajay Pandey and I must confess, I was right!

Set broadly on the Indo-Pak conflict, this story is a nail-biting page turner. Very detailed yet, to the point, the author has managed to do a fine job in keeping the reader glued to the topic. As it is, the topic is very close to every Indian's heart. To top it, the best part of this story is that the author has kept it as a conflict between countries and not generalised religions. Indians are Indians, despite the religion they chose to follow. ISI and RAW at war with each other, who wouldn't want to read such a thriller?

There is also a love angle, very Aman Ki Asha style, between Ayan and Juhi, who study together in the US. The thriller bits are lavishly peppered with high end gadgets which give the story a very hollywood-ish feel. Fine writing, with extensive research as the story indicated, Resonance made for a very interesting weekend read.

Rating: ****/5

[This is a PR request review. The opinions are strictly my own and not been written under any obligation.]

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