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LOVE, JOB OR COUNTRY A Romantic Thriller
Author’s note I have done plenty of research to bring credibility to how Intelligence agencies operate and investigate a lead. I have read numerous books by former R&AW and Intelligence Bureau officers. I have also met the ex joint director of Intelligence Bureau and taken his suggestions on my book. He has authored many books on Intelligence services as well as issues related to national security. Below are some of the books, which I have read to understand working of Indian security agencies. 1)Intelligence Past, Present and Future by B Raman 2)Kaoboys of R & AW Down memory lane by B Raman 3)India’s External Intelligence – Secrets of the Research & Analysis Wing (RAW) by Major Gen VK Singh 4)Intelligence tradecraft by Maloy Krishan Dhar 5)Open secrets by Maloy Krishan Dhar 6)Multiple articles in newspapers and websites on the subject.
Concept behind the book Nowadays lot of people are writing books and many times they are writing on trivial subjects.I wanted to write something on basis of research and a unique plot.My purpose was to write a story with content and impart some knowledge to my readers while getting entertained. Hence I took cue from some real life incidents and wove this story with lot of research behind it.
Finding the connect What could be the connection between an ambitious marketing professional in Ahmedabad in love with a girl, an astute and seasoned spy, the deaths of top rung politicians across the country, and a London-educated jihadi holed up in a sleepy seminary near Peshawar?
An ambitious and restless young man meets an enigmatic girl.Around the same time he has joined a new company. I am Avinash I am Tamanna
The friendship between them quickly blossom into love. Tamanna ask Avinash to bring a packet during his first international visit for her uncle in Ahmedabad. But how it is connected with politicians dyeing in gruesome accidents.
A future Prime Minister dies in a plane crash….. much like an accident. A strong contender to the top post of country dies in a road accident……
There is a suspicious packet which Avinash brings from his first foreign jaunt for Tamanna’s uncle in Ahmedabad. He hands It over to Police on insistence of his room mate. No end to his troubles as he is already struggling to retain his job. A coded letter inside
And than comes a hardcore spy, fuelled by the fire of passion, he is conscious, aware, and devoted to his country and the people.He has recently shifted from Colombo as station head of Ahmedabad for Research and Analysis Wing. As he try to uncover the plot with restrained urgency he get varied leads without any clarity. Chetan
Finally,He Recruits Avinash as his source to follow the trail of the terrorist plot One of the trails is leading to Avinash’s love interest Tamanna and her family.
At one end Chetan is running against time to solve the mystery of coded letters while Avinash is confused and scared as the matter involves Tamanna, the love of his life. The stakes are high as soverign integrity of India is in danger.Whether Chetan and Avinash are able to stop the disintegration of a great Nation ? And whether Avinash is vindicated in his trust in Tamanna ? The book takes you by the hand and leads you in the streets, places, situations in the Indian subcontinent, from Pakistan to Bangladesh and Nepal to Sri lanka uncovering a deadly terrorist plot which can put India in danger.
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Reviews by different national level bloggers It is a compelling novel, exciting, fast-paced, with a well thought out plot and a narrative balanced and smooth with a work of great content, …… Rohit Agarwal, in Love, Job or Country, manages to piece together a well researched and remarkable story connecting random events and building up the moments, till it reaches a fulfilling end…… Manipalblog.com the characterization is very real. The homework of the author in getting to know of these characters is appreciable. Though the story is about love, family and action, the flow is so maintained that it does not clutter the readers mind. It has a good logical flow. …… The first word that comes to my mind after reading this book is “Commendable!” For a debut novel it is very well researched and written with a very gripping narrative. The author deserves applause for the same….http://www.privytrifles.co.inhttp://www.privytrifles.co.in Beside that I have been author of the month for online magazine Writer’s Ezine and appeared for a interview also.