Friday, February 21, 2014

'The Hunt for Kohinoor' Reviewed

The Hunt for Kohinoor (Mehrunisa Trilogy, #2)The Hunt for Kohinoor by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

‘The Hunt for Kohinoor’ authored by Manreet Sodhi Someshwar, is a sequel to her ‘Taj Conspiracy’. I have not read the ‘Taj Conspiracy’, hence when I received ‘The Hunt for Kohinoor’ for review, I was a bit apprehensive. But once I started reading it, it does not make you wish you had read the first one, except of course the fact that you will definitely want to read the first one because now you know how well she writes!
Manreet Sodhi Someshwar is the first Indian female Indian author whom I have read who writes a fascinating nail biting thriller that is unputdownable! Though it is written over four hundred and twenty five pages, not once does the story seem stretched. You just flow with the narration and be a part of the plot that twists and turns through the high mountain passes of Afghanistan and the twisted lanes of espionage that has its share of double crossers and traitors and the diehard patriots.
All characters have been fleshed out so neatly that not once you feel any of them are not in place.
The plot is beautifully woven with a hairline difference between fact and fiction. It is regarding how the peace process is derailed between India and Pakistan by the terror outfits. The American interest in the subcontinent is also portrayed very well.
Manreet Sodhi Someshwar has done her homework very well and it shows as she takes you on a journey full of thrills and spills.
Suffice to say that it is a must read for all lovers of espionage as divulging anything more would be tantamount to being a spoilsport.
You can visit her at www.manreetsodhisomeshwar.com and the-long-walk-home.blogspot.com , via Facebook at www.facebook.com/ManreetSodhiSomeshwar , via Twitter @manreetss
Published by westland ltd. In 2013, it is available on Flipkart.com and Amazon.in (free delivery)


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