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The Final Countdown

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Tanzeem (Paperback) by  Mukul Deva, book reviewTanzeem is the final book of Mukul Deva’s Lashkar series, with Iqbal whom we met in Salim Must Die and Blowback on a do or die mission to avenge the death of his wife Tanaz. The enemy he goes up against is the elusive warlord Ameer-ul-Momineem, who is in the process of putting together a group of international jihadi terrorists. We’re used to Deva’s expert detailing of weapons and strategies from his military background.

In this book he outlines how far terror has actually gone sending its tentacles into the very heart of The White House and he speculates on where it may go.


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The Indian Thriller

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Review of books Lashkar, Salim Must Die and Blowback by Mukul Deva

LashkarThere are certain gaps in the generous Indian outflow of fiction – the detective novel for example and, the thriller. The reason for the latter has been a little difficult to comprehend considering the fact that in India we certainly live in interesting times. And, after the serial explosions in various Indian cities and 26/11, life may not be as taken for granted again.

Now, however, the vacuum in the thriller field has been filled very effectively. Mukul Deva’s three novels, Lashkar and its sequels Salim Must Die and Blowback step into a territory that has become very familiar to everyone, whether in India or around the world: the clear and present danger of cross border terrorism.

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Mukul Deva talks to Curious Book Fans

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In addition to a review of his three books we publish this mini interview with India’s literary storm trooper and one of the pioneers of the Indian thriller novel, Mukul Deva.

Mukul DevaCBF: When did you realise there was a need for an Indian thriller?

Mukul Deva: It is surprising that for a country with a such a rich military tradition Indians have not attempted this genre before. More so since the sub-continent is positively teeming with a wealth of story ideas that are absolutely ideal for this genre.

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