Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Hunt for Kohinoor

What can you do when you are asked to solve a mystery with no clue available? And given just 96 hours flat? That too, with not only your life, but life of your father and many more at stake? Mehrunisa finds herself in such a critical situation. The odds are fiercely against her, yet she must deliver.

The Kohinoor, although a valuable diamond, has only brought doom to its owners, except for females. Documents pertaining to a terrorist attack, hidden by an assassinated President, are ironically its namesake! Mehrunisa finds clues and cleverly solves the riddle two-thirds into the book, but that is not enough! She must foil the plan - but when pitted against a jihad-motivated cruel enemy, what can she do?

The story is narrated like a film - a character is introduced at a time in completely different settings, and pieces culminate in the climax. Manreet Sodhi Someshwar, the author, keeps you on the edge of your seat as every chapter begins with the time. So you know when parallel events happen, and also helps you assess how much is left. Reading the book was an amazing experience for me, for I felt the nerve chilling tension as the clock kept ticking.

I'll give it 4 stars out of 5.

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