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“…one of the finest thrillers I’ve come across…” -- Zac O’YeahThree 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“…one of the finest thrillers I’ve come across…” -- Zac O’YeahThree 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....

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ISBN : 9788129139740
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Number of Pages : 231 Pages
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The Karachi Deception Reviews

  • Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws
    2019-04-14 01:24

    Hail Shatrujeet Nath… What a debut!Irshad Dilawar, a terrorist hiding in Pakistan, is a known aide of ISI and is on a number of wanted lists. RAW and Indian Army have come together to take this menace off the streets – one way or the other – preferably permanently. But despite their best efforts, they are always a step behind. That’s when Major Imtiaz, the leader of this very special group, realises that their plan has been compromised and that they are walking straight into a trap.The characters were mostly well developed. I would have personally liked to read a bit more background on some of the major characters. Not a big issue though because I guess that it would have probably compromised with the pace of the story. The protagonist, Imtiaz is a really great character. He is strong, focused and brave. He is the kind of man who is dependable and the kind you can idolize and look up to. You cheer for and be scared for him, all the while knowing that in the end, he will emerge victorious. On the other hand, Dilawar is a character that really needed more time in the plot. I had very little idea about his psyche. Though he is no Gabbar or Mogambo, he does test our protagonist.The book opens with an assassination plot or a rather a botched assassination attempt and I was hooked. After that great beginning, the story continued to maintain its pace and rhythm throughout. There’s a lot of action in there and I must say that the action scenes were really well done. The language of the author is good and nowhere has he overdone even a bit. The descriptions of places and people felt well researched and were detailed. Okay, so I am not an expert in this case, but as a reader, it just felt right. The chapters led one into the other smoothly and the narrative was just right.Overall, it’s a great book and an even better debut. Shatrujeet is an author to watch out for and maybe soon we will have our very own James Patterson flooding international market.

  • Jayana
    2019-03-27 20:43

    You’re in for a Hell. Of. A. Ride.I won this book in a GR Giveaway in exchange for an honest review. For the record, I’m always honest in my reviews. Sometimes, brutally. ** BEHOLD THE BOOK BADGE **This is going to be the Book Badge in my reviews. If you see it in any of my reviews, you’ve got to drop everything and go buy it as if your ass is on fire. Having seen it, you probably don’t have to read the whole review, though I’m not going to stop you, if you do read. :)Now that the above is established.This was surprisingly very good. To be honest, I wasn’t expecting a lot out of it, the books I received in that year’s GR Giveaway were either half or complete shit.Also, I was a baby bit hesitant; I have a strong prejudice against contemporary Indian authors. No offense to anybody out there, but you can’t exactly blame the poor girl when she enters the bookstore and encounters bullshit Indian Romance crap and ultimately has to make a beeline for the Jeffery Archer shelf.But this author shattered that prejudice half way and successfully.The plot is majorly cantered in Karachi, Pakistan and Balochistan, though spanning over India, Republican of Mali, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Delhi and more.And, I might add: thoroughly researched. The routes, the places, the distance between them. If nothing else, it was kind of educating.There are three things I absolutely loved about the book. First: The WritingThe Writing was rich and eloquent while I sailed through an entire paragraph without a hitch, then realizing it went back to admire just how the author looped one sentence into another, so perfectly and flawlessly.And avid readers of thrillers would agree with me. We can’t really expect good writing style in thrillers, they are rather judged more on the twist revealing skills, the impact it makes and its fast pace. And for it to be fast-paced, they can’t flawlesslyloop sentences. Sadly, you can’t have best of both worlds.Also, there was the most precise amount of description. It wasn’t too long, it wasn’t too short, not too informative, not too uninformative. That is what it was: Precise, and very well-written.Second: My FavouriteNone of the books I’ve ever read could have put forth the egoism and self-importance underlying the conversations between the people of rank. You can understand just how they manipulate their words to get what they want at just the right instance, proving that even the officials/most decorated men are sometimes (most of the times) led by their egos. Also, my favourite part, the author has this notorious flair of inflating egos of characters and sabotaging it in the next line. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed that trait so much before!Truly like an Indian parent who, after listing two good qualities about their child, shoots off six negative ones for neutralization purposes. It came to be one of the best things I liked about the book, of creating an absolute awe around a character then purposefully dissolving it.And of course, there are cricket innuendos. Of course. You ain’t reading no Indian book without cricket innuendos wedged into a corner somewhere.The plot, the twists and turns were slick but somehow weren’t strained enough. Some twists were revealed a little too easily that had the potential to be a punch in the gut had it been better crafted. So, if he could just work on that and add the result further up to his superb writing, the combination could be Exploding.Third: *Spoiler ahead. Enter at your own risk*(view spoiler)[From the very beginning, every party knew each other’s plans and you’re just left gaping like, “Whaaa?”I’ve never read a thriller that was so open. The first time ever, the reader gets to know just how a twist occurred rather than it being thunked upon us. And still I was dying of anticipation about just how it would wrap up.There were times I was pulling my hair, crying out, “What the hell is happening?”People are crossing each other, then they are double-crossing them. He is supposed to be a friend but now enemies are friends while a friend turned out to be the enemy, although he’sthe friend which turned the friend status of another friend as the enemy. Freaking. Beautiful. (hide spoiler)]And I’m lying prostate on my divan thinking,"No more. No more twists.” While the masochist part of mine shuts me up, saying,"Where were we?”So, if it isn’t already put forth, I totally dig this book and highly recommend it.And I'm all about his next book The Guardians Of Halahal.["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Gorab Jain
    2019-04-13 23:51

    A decent debut. Fast paced Forsyth kind of action thriller around agents, intelligence and spy network between India and Pakistan.Usage of a few Hindi dialogues (one-liners) should have been translated for the English readers.

  • Kamala
    2019-04-15 21:27

    Three Indian commandos take the path of the assassin and set out on a life-defying secret mission to Pakistan. Their task--to kill India's most wanted terrorist who is in hiding under the protection of the ISI. As the story unfolds, it is soon clear that there is more to this mission than meets the eye. Confounded at every turn, the soldiers must face and deal with setback after setback that sends them hurtling towards a very frightening and dangerous exposure. The author weaves a shocking trail of lies, betrayal, deceit and as the book unravels, the soldiers' worst nightmares come alive. I loved the author's clear, easy style, his impeccable research (yes, this really could have happened) and the incredibly unpredictable twist to this tale. However, the characterization could certainly have been more endearing and etched with greater depth. For instance, it would have been great to know more about these men who so willingly rushed headlong into enemy territory without expecting even the slightest reward or recognition. What were their childhoods like? What makes them tick? I had difficulty keeping the Arabic names of some of the characters straight. My other grouse is that the bad guys are rather predictable and true to stereotype. The action slows perceptibly in the second part of the book, though the lightening-paced ending more than makes up for it. In all, a good read. Watch out for this author. He could be the next Archer of India.

  • Samra Muslim
    2019-04-07 22:36

    A Karachi story written by an Indian and it's not a propaganda piece of literature! A fairly gripping action thriller, with small dab of realism thrown in - Dawood Ibrahim, OBL, et al ... Not brilliant, but still fast paced, good twists and turns, and Karachi pretty thoroughly (and mostly accurately) depicted - pretty impressive for a debut novel!!

  • Deepali Joshi
    2019-04-18 17:52

    Abhimanyu was the son of the great warrior Arjun who bravely broke and entered the complicated Chakravyuh in the historic battle of Mahabharat. However, he was not able to come out of it and lost his life. When Major Imtiaz Ahmed was called for Project Abhimanyu, he knew he was entering a Chakravyuh. Would he meet the fate of Abhimanyu during the project or would he emerge triumphant remains a mystery throughout the 250 odd pages of Karachi Deception. The plot revolves around Unit Kilo, a highly specialized and covert cell of the Indian army which has to eliminate Irshad Dilawar. Dilawar is a name associated with every imaginable illegal activity and gravest of terrorist attacks in the Indian subcontinent. In spite of being in the most wanted list, Dilawar remains on the loose and flourishes under the protection of Pakistani government. While the Indian government works relentlessly to garner support on global platforms to declare Irshad Dilawar a terrorist and pressurise Karachi to surrender him, Dilawar lives comfortably in Pakistan and continues planning further attacks to claim innocent lives.The Indo-Pak tussle is not a new subject and many books have already been penned on a similar plot. This book also is not an exception. However, a crisp writing style and a completely unpredictable twist at the end sets this one apart. The characters may have a striking resemblance to some living ones. The story flows smoothly and the description of incidents is vivid. It is interesting enough to finish in a couple of sittings.

  • Rakhi Jayashankar
    2019-04-23 00:44

    My Rating is 4.5Three 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.

  • Sarika Patkotwar
    2019-03-30 22:52

    Actual rating- 3.5When I first came across The Karachi Deception, I thought it sounded so good. Then when I met the author, I was literally begging Shatrujeet for a copy of it because I was so looking forward to reading the book everyone was raving about. When the book was published again at last, trust me, I was the happiest person, and while it took me a lot of time to get to the book and even more time to finish it, I am so glad I read it because it was entertaining and thrilling. At first glance, The Karachi Deception is a very well organised book. By that, I mean that the various parts its divided into and the various situations that take place at once were very well done in a way that wasn't even a bit confusing, which is what tends to happen when there are too many things going on at once. While it takes a while to get used to the various divisions in the book, once I started reading, then whether it was after a gap of a few hours or a few days; I was completely into it because it was a very gripping plot. While I'm not into thrillers, like I said before, there was just that special something about The Karachi Deception that made me want to read it. I must say that I was pleasantly surprised because I really enjoyed the guessing game that every chapter made me play. Shatrujeet's writing was very on point and that has made me a bigger fan of his. Everything in this book was so well done. I would definitely recommend it to fans of thrillers.

  • Roshan
    2019-04-11 00:32

    With so many Indian authors entering the market, it's easy to allow a fall in standards while hoping to make a quick buck. But that isn't the case here. Shatrujeet Nath characters are well fleshed out, the twists and red herrings are scattered at the right time to make you guess and second guess his motives (always a good sign in a spy novel) and his hold over the language and intricate descriptions are far better than most of the new Indian authors in the market. It is never easy to take up a genre and not evoke comparisons. Shatrujeet made me smile as I finished the novel because I was recalling the old Robert Ludlum novels I used to read as a teenager - where a knight in a game of chess realises he's just a pawn and isn't even sure what colours the surrounding pieces in the game are. My in-depth review of the book is here: http://bit.ly/Y5qj4d

  • Wasio Abbasi
    2019-04-12 00:34

    Although I don't read novels of this genre and it clearly appeared anti-Pakistan on first glimpse, I still decided to go ahead and was not disappointed. Well balanced story, attention-grabing details, twists and turns and well researched geography for realistic story telling. Being resident of Karachi I did found a couple of oddities in description, but that is expected since author has no personal experience of the country.A well-worth story for any enthusiast of espionage novels.

  • Chumki Sen
    2019-04-19 22:30

    'Unputdownable' is the right word to describe The Karachi Deception. The plot is so gripping that one wonders if there was some truth in it, given that the country backdrop is India-Pakistan. Nath's fluid prose and thorough research weaves a brilliant plot that speaks of both invaders and intruders. The twist in the end brings about that unpredictable O.Henry element in the plot. A must read for everyone.

  • Pankaj Goyal
    2019-04-23 18:42

    The Karachi Deception is another amazing book penned down by Shatrujeet Nath. The book, with a gripping narrative, is an excellent spy thriller. Unlike most examples of this genre, this book takes you on a hell of a ride. In fact, the book truly outshines all the spy thrillers I have read so far. The labyrinthine twists and turns of this thriller will not only keep you awake all night, but will also keep you at the edges of your seats. Every chapter ends with a sensation of an ‘exciting bit’ that is about to happen in the next chapter. And, these cliffhangers keep the readers turning the pages. Overall, the book offers you a complicated, rationally appealing, nuanced, multi-layered, twisty-turny and unique plot. On top of that, the writing is great and the characters are powerful. The story revolves around Irshad Dilawar, India’s most wanted terrorist. He is hiding in Pakistan under the protection of Pakistan’s agency ISI. Indian agencies (RAW and IB) and Indian Army come together and make a plan to eliminate this threat forever. The responsibility of accomplishing this life-defying task falls on the shoulders of Major Imtiaz Ahmed, Captain Shamsheer and Lieutenant Rafiq Mahmood. This team of three Indian commandos secretly goes to Pakistan with one single aim of killing Irshad Dilawar. As the story develops further, it gradually becomes clear that there is something else entirely to this secret mission. The team of three members face setback after setback in the form of unprecedented revelations and betrayal. A shadowy figure is working behind the scenes. He is pulling strings and dropping just the right amount of crumbs to lead enemies making assumptions. I am not going to uncover anything further as I would prefer not to ruin the story for you. I want you to enjoy and appreciate every single moment of this wonderfully written book without anyone else’s input. What I would like to say, however, is that this book, with an intricate plot, will keep you guessing all the way to the end. Yes, Shatrujeet offers the readers everything they could wish for.The writing is well-expressed and you sail the entire book without any hitch. The story moves in different parts of the world and Shatrujeet has done really well in describing these places. The description of different places shows both an immaculate research and a realistic story-telling skill. While dialogues bring the characters to life, it is the plot where the author excels. However, at the same time, there are certain parts in the book which you may find as unbelievable or unrealistic, and some readers may find it difficult to digest such things. For me, these are the parts that make this book a great book. To me, this is a novel that is stunning from multiple points of view and forces readers to contemplate what it is to win in a game where others lose. The book under review sets the bar high for all the writers who are planning to write a spy thriller. Go for it! Highly recommended! Note: The review was originally published on:https://pgalmora.wordpress.com/2016/0...

  • Abhishek
    2019-04-14 01:31

    What a book!!!!!It has all the ingredients of a quintessential military-spy thriller and nothing has been overdone. The author has not tried to portray the protagonists of the story as swashbuckling and boisterous, which would made them look unrealistic. The Indian commandos who enter Pakistan for a secret mission have been sketched realistically. The entire plot is so realistic that the reader feels that he is not reading a novel but a case file of R&AW. The author has also paid great attention to detail and logic, the best example being an incident where even the logic behind choosing the signboard to place the camera for spying has been explained. The plot of the story is simply superb and never do the twists introduced in the story seem to be forced on the plot just for the sake of it . There are three major twists and all of them are entirely unexpected and urge the reader to finish the book super quick. One advice: Restrain yourself from looking at the last page of the book beforehand.The ending of the story is the icing on the cake and the way OBL is fitted in the plot (though just a fleeting mention) makes one wish that it were true. Overall the entire book makes the reader wish that the Indian intelligence agencies were as effective (if they aren't.....one can never know) as they are shown in the book and have pulled off the biggest coup in the history of espionage (which is the main twist in this book).Highly recommended................. not just to fans of Indo-Pak stories but to anyone interested in spy thrillers. This book is comparable to the best in the business. Do yourself a favor and immerse in the depth of its plot.

  • Mayank Singh
    2019-04-07 18:54

    The Karachi Deception is a breathless espionage saga. The novel works at various levels -- the pace remains taut, thanks to the narrative structure and writing. The detailing and research depicting places as far apart as Karachi, Mali, Delhi, Baluchistan and Muscat adds to the mood and realism. Almost every character in the book exhibits shades of gray, as the story goes through its umpteen twists and turns, with the author tying it all up towards the end. Overall, The Karachi Deception marks a remarkable debut of a promising author. Look forward to The Guardians of the Halahala, Shatrujeet’s forthcoming book. Recommended reading. The Karachi Deception

  • Vinay Leo R.
    2019-04-26 01:45

    My review: http://wp.me/p2J8yh-2mUThis was one of the best thrillers I've read. Gripping pace, fluency in flow and language, right characters at the right time to get the reader interested, and threads connected seamlessly. Twist in the tale comes is completely unexpected and we almost can't believe that that twist is possible till it is suitably justified by the author later. Witty end too, and one which gets a smile. A very promising debut in the thriller genre. Congratulations to Shatrujeet indeed.

  • Rajiv Narayan
    2019-04-25 20:38

    Brilliant debut. An amazing geo political thriller set in the geo-political Indian subcontinent theatre. apart from the plot and it's amazing twists, the author has been able to take it's reader feel that he is actually in the scene of the story. Strong visuals and a brilliant ending makes it a 5 pointer. will not be surprised if this becomes a movie in the near future!

  • Shruthi
    2019-03-25 21:43

    Enjoyed this book. Great suspense, fast-paced, with twists and turns every few pages. Forgot to breathe sometimes! I'd never read a spy-thriller of this kind with characters, situations and places that are familiar to me. Really liked that about the book.Warning - read it over the weekend, where you can afford to stay up into the night reading!

  • Karthik
    2019-04-23 20:47

    I just loved the book. Though my reading spaned for almost a week, it was well meticulated and each and every chapter was a nail biting scenario. If you love reading thriller books , then I would suggest you to read this. :)$Cheers @Shatrujeetj Nath

  • Shrikanth Venne
    2019-04-23 00:24

    Whole reading this book in the start you will feel you know the story what will happen but it will take you by surprise. Really an extraordinary book to read.

  • Aparajita Shorey
    2019-03-30 00:41

    The Karachi Deception revolves around Project Abhimanyu – an audacious plot hatched by the RAW and the Indian Army intelligence to assassinate Mumbai’s dreaded underworld don Irshad Dilawar, who’s hiding in Pakistan and assisting the ISI in its proxy war against India.Major Imtiaz Ahmed is picked to lead the special ops mission deep inside Pakistan – but the ISI and Dilawar are several steps ahead of the Indians. Beaten at every turn, Major Imtiaz is faced with the horrifying realisation that Project Abhimanyu has been compromised…and his men are being lured into a deadly trap.When it comes to thrillers, the most important thing for me apart from the story is the pace of the story. Thankfully, the author has kept this in mind and thus the pace of the book is fast enough to ensure that all details are covered while keeping the readers engaged in the story. Kudos to the author for the strong story line and the narration. At no point of time....Read complete review here: http://www.coml13.com/the-karachi-dec...

  • Kavita
    2019-03-25 20:42

    This is my first time I am reading a spy thriller by an Indian author and I must say I really enjoyed it. As the story is set in India and its neighbouring countries, it's very relatable. A strong story line with a very good pace that haunts your mind till you complete reading it. My respect for our countrymen in the forces has multiplied manifold especially for those who engage in covert operations. They are the true unsung heroes. The story was so gripping and right at the moment that I felt I could predict what was happening there was a new twist. It doesn't cease to amaze you. I recommend this read for all those who enjoy good spy thrillers.

  • Tanaya Sinha
    2019-04-14 00:32

    First thing first, as a debut novel this book is terrific. It is well researched, has realistic characters building and captures the political/ arm conflict of the subcontinent brilliantly without being jingoistic, though truth be told there were a loads of scope for that. The pace was taut with few well placed twists which will throw you off the track, every time you feel like you have figured out the plot. Only drawback I can figure out that the book looses some pace in between..but the twist at the end more than makes up for it.

  • Somil Agrawal
    2019-04-19 17:25

    Excellent debut novel which looks extremely well researched. Completely blemish free and has a more consistent flow of events compared to Mumbai Avengers on which the movie Phantom was based. Would make for a great movie.

  • Shriker Parth
    2019-03-29 23:45

    Absolutely brilliant!!!!

  • JITEN TANNA
    2019-04-21 17:49

    Excellent. ..What a book...story telling is superb...nice plot nice discription of each and every person and place....nicely said and good suspense...

  • Prahlad Prabhudatta
    2019-04-12 21:35

    Very good writing, I wish I had an Atlas or satellite maps while reading this.Except for the last twenty pages where the plot was outrageous and far fetched this was really worth reading

  • Rahul Khatri
    2019-04-24 00:24

    Simply Fantastic ! For all Who love to read brain-shaking-thrillers than just Thriller !THE KARACHI DECEPTION , pen down by Shatrujeet Nath , is an exhilarating thriller . A book which keep readers hooked from Ist page to last and Yup I'll say the writting flow let the book a - a self leafturner . Completely Unputdownable ! This book is capable of shaking 12-Pound mass lying between our shoulders .I'm Re-reading this book and is the first Novel that I read . I bet not even a single reader can put a mark that book is the debut . Reason why is Re-red this piece because of the thrill that thies piece of Fiction provides . In my account , I'll say every citizen of The Republic of India , who knew even a bit about underworld , definately gonna love to read . Author had put an idea which I don't think anyone can have even in their wildest dreams . :) Coming to Front Page ~> Cover with Black background and having Map showcasing lower western sector of india having Bhuj and Karachi in clear sight . A Gun is also posed on the map and the map is in the circle made of fences . Above the Figure is the name of book THE KARACHI DECEPTION in a colour combination of light white, yellow and green colour clearly showcasing a type of Camouflage and beneath the figure is the name of author .Back Cover :- The back cover book got 3 great reviews and beneath them is the short summary about the book . One can also see three circumcised rings of Fences .Finally coming inside...... As wrote earlier , no can believe that this finest piece of Mind-Shaking Thriller is a debut from an author .Book is all about a Project put in course by top brass of Indian Law enforcement to assasinate Mumbai's dreaded Underworld don Irshad Dilawar . Project is named as Project Abhimanyu on name of the heroic warrior of Mahabharata . For this mission three commandos are opted from the elite and Top secret wing named Unit Kilo , which doesn't exist on Papers but operates on highly Classified operations . A team includes Captain Shamseer Suleiman , Lieutenant Rafiq Mehmood led by Major Imtiaz . Unit kilo is expert in counter-insurgency operations and Operations cross border upto few kms inside enemy border .And gunning down Irshad in Karachi is very difficult task and thus project named on Abhimanyu as the legendary warrior had broken the Chakravyua but could make out of it . This book takes you to the journey from New Delhi , Istanbul , Karachi and many other places . Author had successful in describing all the places which seems to come in front of eyes of reader while reading the book . Author had put no. of twists in the story by putting a no. of sydicate who too are on hunt of Irshad Dilawar headed by Al-Kamil who was hired by Musa Zawwai . To be honest I really loved the way Author portrayed Al-Kamil as a real devil . Al-Kamil got a name Katzav which means Butcher in herbew .With turning pages , new quetions started alerting the reader which kept a reader hooked and Many unexpected actions occur like Quest of Aborting the mission in between , Tour of Colonel Mohan to Pakistan via oman , And The bigget twist comes up with a fact that makes this book really worth of praise . Its the last line of Page 214 which let the readers jaw fall . Keywords to be used for Book :- ISI , R&AW , Truth , Betrayal , Trust , Sacrifice , Patriotism . Author had successfully given two messages in my point of view through this book :- 1) All Three commandos chosen to Intrude in enemy's territory and to carried out an assault on Nation's enemy are Muslims . With this , I think Author tries to convey a message that our Mighty Nation got soldiers for whom their only religion is Serving their Nation and gives a wider sngle message of UNITY IN DIVERSITY .2) In the beginning , author described Unit Kilo in details giving an expression to the readers that there are many heros who worked out of the spot light round the clock for the Nation . In case they are ever caught , their Government will exercise "Plausible-Denaibility " meaning that those soldiers aren't the citizen of their Nation .These unnamed heros worked for the betterment of their country and protect them silently from many evils and In case they are caught , sadly but their country disown them . This is a Must Read especially for all those who are interested in Defence , espionge reading not just in india but also in abroad .And I really wanna see a motion picture on this book !Applause for author . I love it :)

  • Pranab Agarwal
    2019-03-29 18:51

    This is my first book by Shatrujeet Nath and I was quite impressed with his style of writing. The story/plot is gripping and it kept me on my toes, the entire length of the book. The best parts of the book are the twists and turns in the plot and it left me wondering where is the story going. I was predicting the story running a certain way and all of a sudden I realize that the story has completely changed and then again.There were times when the story gets a little slack, but then I will have to say all is forgotten when you read the book in its entirety.Great read.

  • Vaibhav Kulkarni
    2019-04-08 18:53

    Excellent Thriller!

  • VaultOfBooks
    2019-04-10 01:41

    By Shatrujeet Nath. Grade: A+TKD is one of the riskier moves put forward by an Indian author, metaphorically hanging on the ledge. It could have swung towards being overly clichéd, boringly patriotic and/or woefully propaganda-esque.But it didn’t.‘The Karachi Deception‘ is one of the more balanced books I’ve read, and quite surprisingly, captivates the reader with its sheer realism: an aspect seldom found in books of the thriller genre.Most books of a comparable storyline, Robert Ludlum’s Bourne series (Love it. Brilliant penmanship) for example, rely on a more ‘far fetched’ background when seen from a cynical realist’s eye. It leaves its readers with a “Oh wow, it would be so unbelievably cool if this happened. Snort. Fat chance”. Comparatively, TKD incites more of a “fiction or national secrets? Wikileaks strikes again..” reaction, something I perceive infinitely more difficult for an author to bring about.The stress on realism here is not a euphemism for the word ‘boring’ is any sense whatsoever; the storyline is absolutely riveting. Less than halfway through the book, one realises that the only bit of predictability in the novel is knowing that, whatever end to a scenario the reader guesses, however realistic or outlandish, it borders on impossibility that one would come across the finalment that the author has cooked for us. None of the jarring realisations dull the sense of shock and awe so exuded by the book.There are two negatives that deserve a mention while describing this otherwise pristine and blemishless book (or to fulfill my requirement of delivering both sides of the ‘story’, and not appear to be so obviously gushing).One thing I found exceptionally irksome was the plethora of characters. Agreed, each was beautifully well-defined, but for someone who just can’t recall names of people he’s met three minutes ago (me), shuffling back every twenty pages just to check if this was a new character or someone mentioned before (made the guessing of ‘who-did-it’ all the more fun), it got me slightly miffed. It wasn’t helped by half the characters being army men, making generalisation slightly more difficult.Another thing slightly distasteful about the book was the ending (The epilogue is brain shatteringly amazing. Spoiler.). Distasteful here stands for ‘leaving you feeling like crucifying the author’. Here is when the delight over realism comes to bite the reader in ‘les haunches’. The story comes to a close exactly how you’d expect it to in a non-fictional atmosphere: quickly, abruptly and without any promise of a sequel. Frustrating to say the least, it makes you view the author in a new light: sitting in a couch with a cigar and glass of scotch, laughing at your plight.Six out of five. A scintillating read.Originally reviewed at Vaultofbooks.com, a close-knit community of fanatical readers. We are looking for perceptive readers who can write well, and we are eager to provide lots of free books in exchange for reviews. Shoot us a mail at [email protected]