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March 11, 2021

My Rating - 3 out of 5 stars

Publisher - Notion Press
Genre - Fiction
Publishing year - 2018
Language - English
ISBN - 978-1-64324-430-3
Pages - 163

My Review - 

Race with Terror is my sixth read from Shyam Sundar Bulusu. Unlike my previous read, Dance of Life, this book is a short suspense thriller revolving around a terrorist attack on Chennai's Chief Minister. 

The intelligence bureau intercepts a message between a group that is assigned to kill the CM. The main protagonist, Deva, is tasked with protecting the CM, Mrs. Rajam, against terrorist threats. Due to this high-level alarm, they kept the information as a close secret and assigned Deva with all the equipment to find the assassins. 

The story progresses with some twists and turns, leading Deva to some deep and dark revelations about politicians and Rajam's close people. There was no information on when the attack will happen, making the authorities' tasks more difficult. With the help of some previous cases, they build a profile, but the identity of one unknown terrorist kept Deva's hunt challenging and this story engaging.  

The language and narrative style are the same as in previous books by the author. This one can be finished in a few hours. The main lesson of this book is to depict the message that terrorism has no gender or religion. It is the enemy of humanity and always will be. 

Apart from Deva, no character has any significant role to play. Rajam's character is portrayed as a strong and stubborn woman ready to face any uncertainties and never bow down to intimidations. The way the story ends, there is a possibility of a second part. 

If you're looking for a novel that seems like a Bollywood movie where everything is going on a fast-paced, with action sequences, then this one is for you.

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1 comment:

  1. Indira Gunupudi. When I read the book Race with the Terror I felt like watching a English film except for Tamil names . Very much thrilled till the suspense is known at the end