Review: Line of Control: A Thriller on the Coming War in Asia



Line of Control: A Thriller on the Coming War in Asia by Mainak Dhar
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Book Description :

It is 2012, and the world is a more dangerous place than ever before. Revolutions have swept aside one Middle Eastern regime after another. A regime allied to Al Qaeda has swept to power in Saudi Arabia, and uses its oil wealth and modern arsenal to further spread Jihad around the world. Yet another military coup brings a fundamentalist regime to power in Pakistan, which initiates an audacious plan to strike the first blow in this new global Jihad. As unprecedented terror attacks stun India, the stage is set for a conflict that brings the Indian subcontinent to the brink of a nuclear apocalypse. With a broad cast of characters that puts the reader into the thick of the unfolding crisis, a fast-paced storyline ripped from today


Seeing the blurb, cover and the praises in the description I was honestly pretty excited to read the book. In past such type of books have been really good for ex, Nation At War Series which is one of my fav by Varun Tejwani. You can check out reviews for the same by clicking here.

Apart from that, the book honestly felt like a cross hybrid between a military weapons encyclopedia and your typical 90's bollywood classic. That's the best I can describe without much revelation of the plot. I am a reader of political thrillers but here the story didn't grab my attention at all. Surely, it was a fast paced and the descriptions along with some gore were quite to the point but it didn't connect at all.

It felt maybe too fast to get in sync with the plot or maybe it was boring, I really can't say. I somehow managed to finish it as it was quite predictable. The author truly states that it is indeed a reflection of the world we are living in right now. It felt like someone just edited real life news too much and just mixed it up really good with a lot of conspiracy theories that are always roaming around in the political realm.

In a gist if you love your typical and very predictable bollywood 'war' thriller you'd love this new flavour but there's nothing much to it unless you are extremely into knowing about new weapons and tactics.

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