For all those who think that the Indian democracy is faltering and India has become a land of corruption and nepotism, R.I.P : Resurgent Indian Patriots: 1 is a must read. It is the 12th novel by Mukul Deva, who is widely renowned as India's leading writer of military thrillers. He is the author of the bestselling Lashkar series. Deva, who is an alumnus of La Martiniere College, Lucknow, the National Defence Academy, Pune and the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, was commissioned into Sikh Light Infantry of the Indian Army in December, 1981. After a decade and half of service, he took early retirement and is presently settled in Singapore. He is an entrepreneur, creativity coach and motivational speaker. He is also a mentor on the United Nations Institute of Training and Research Afghanistan Fellowship. The book was published by Westland Ltd. on December 14th, 2012 and has sold thousands of copies since then.
The book, commonly referred to as R.I.P, tells the story of self appointed vigilantes or guardians of the country who are seething with anger following the revelation of countless scandals and scams which have rocked the foundation of the largest democracy in the world in the past few years. The protagonist of the book is Colonel Krishna Athawale, a retired 19th Para-troopers of the Indian army, who lost his wife to a rescuer's own bullet during a successful operation of getting back a hijacked airline. Athawale and his team of Special Forces officers (who call themselves the K-Team) vow to protect the nation from the enemies within and are not hesitant to kill colluding officers and unscrupulous politicians to achieve their aim. Standing in the way of K-Team is Raghav Bhagat, a trigger happy ,rogue para commando, who is Athawale's anathema. There are several people who are caught in this crossfire, such as Special Director of CBI, Vinod Bedi, glamorous news anchor Reena Bhagat who has become bitter following her husband's adultery and two young lads, Sachin and Azaan, who are devastated by the loss of a parent. The storyline of this thriller is truly gripping and if you were planning on shopping online for this paperback you can visit Junglee.com. Here you will get exhaustive information about the online stores where the book is available.
The book's plot is set in motion from the very first page and no introductory backgrounds are offered. R.I.P has an explosive start with an assassination plot, spanning over three cities of India, in its final stages. Following three high profile murders, there is a flurry of activities within the Indian political system which causes waves across the nation. Deva's narrative style is free flowing and crisp and Outlook has compared the author's style to that of Ludlam, Clancy and Forsyth. The language of the book is easy to follow and not replete with technical jargon.
Readers can easily relate to the characters etched out by Deva and it is easy to understand that inspiration has been taken from various vistas of the Indian political system. The political cast of the novel has real life reflections. Also the use of contemporary names and current political scenarios makes the novel interesting. The book has been received with enthusiasm and has been widely appreciated, especially since the mood of the nation is one where people are eager for the cleansing of political offices. The ISBN 10 code of the book is 9382618198 and ISBN 13 code is 9789382618195.