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Have known Vikramaditya since he was about 13 ... he was vocal, argumentative, forthright. But this book shows a side to him that I had not seen earlier - the author, the historian, the researcher. The story itself, with its supernatural plot underlay, the carefully constructed characters - some, no doubt, real ones in disguise - and the free interplay between fiction and fact, is gripping and intense. I went through the book in two straight sittings because of its unputdownability (to borrow a phrase).At times the technical jargon gets the better of the storyteller and might irritate someone looking for a racy story; at times the story looks predictable, like the times one can see Edgar Allen Poe's Raven popping up on cue; and while the long introductions to the protagonist and antagonists made for interesting reading (and would have struck a chord in people who had been there, done that) it really added very little to the storyline.Little vignettes of the past would strike chords in many of the readers who, for example, studied Biology with Ms K or something of that sort. Altogether an excellent read. Buy it.
Enjoyed this war thriller with its twists and turns...language is edgy, technical and gripping...a good plot for a war movie with supernatural leanings.. Nemesis catches up in the end... For everybody!
This book is not only a very gripping piece of fiction but also a very well documented piece of history on air operations of 1965/1971 Indo-Pak wars. As I leafed through the pages of his book, I found myself going back many years to my days in a fighter squadron. Despite being from a civilian background, Vikramaditya was able to capture the ambience inside a fighter squadron with uncanny accuracy. Group Captain (Retd.) Deb Gohain
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