Thursday, July 30, 2009

North from Calcutta by Duane Evans

First off an apology I could have sworn I'd posted this about six weeks ago but instead it appears to have been trapped as a draft post.

North from Calcutta by Duane Evans is an espionage thriller involving the fight over Kashmir. Our hero a Pakistani intelligence official must fight those in his own government that wish to start a war between the two nuclear armed nations. There's also a romantic subplot which is a little over the top but it does tie in nicely with the plot. The characters do tend to talk in infodumps which was rather annoying. The action sequences are well thought out and wonderfully described. Possible plot holes are dealt with by characters discussing them head on and giving explanations. A welcome change from other thriller writers who simply ignore them. Both for the choice of heroes and topic this is an unusual work that deserves a wide audience.

Highly recommended!

Note: book was provided by a very patient PR outfit.

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