The Karachi Deception — By Shatrujeet Nath

karachiA fugitive, one who is on India’s most wanted list has a number of people on his trail waiting to wipe him out from the surface of the earth. Will they succeed or will they fail? To know that you must read The Karachi Deception by Shatrujeet Nath – an intriguing and enthralling espionage saga.

Irshad Dilawar is a man on the run. Wanted by India he is according to the Indian authorities hiding in Pakistan. All attempts to get him extradited draw blank. What next? That’s when ‘Project Abhimanyu’ takes shape. Will the Project be a success or will the Indian Commandos sent into the heart of enemy territory to carry out the mission draw blank/ get caught like the warrior Abhimanyu in a ‘chakravyuh’. Only time will tell.

The book as I’ve mentioned at the outset itself is an intriguing and enthralling thriller thanks to the well thought out plot. But what really impressed me is the extensive research that must have gone into the making of this book. As one progresses with the story one is virtually transported to the scene of action. There are instances where one can’t help resisting the temptation to skip a few pages to know what actually is transpiring in the minds of the characters/ between people in high places. There is trust, there is deceit. There is fear, there is strength. There is success, there is failure. There are twists, there are turns. In short there is a lot that’s sure to keep the reader hooked in 231 pages.

The characters are well-developed. One can easily relate to them, their actions and reactions. But yes I’d have liked to know more about the mystery man, the most wanted fugitive Irshad Dilawar.

The language is simple, crisp and lucid while the pace is perfect.

The climax? There’s no doubt that it is the icing on ‘the cake,’ nah ‘the story.’ Simply Superb!!


A gripping thriller, one that’s sure not to disappoint you, ‘The Karachi Deception’ is surely a must read.


Something that left me thinking. A conversation between Captain Shamsheer and Lieutenant Rafiq:

‘Not all decisions that are made are right or good. History is full of…’

‘By themselves, decisions are neither good nor bad,’ the lieutenant cut in.

‘If something works, it becomes a good decision. If it doesn’t, it becomes a bad one. It’s only the consequences that make decisions look good or bad…”

About the author:

shatrujeetShatrujeet Nath has sold ice-creams, peddled computer training courses, written ad copy and reported on business as a journalist and assistant editor at The Economic Times. The Karachi Deception is his first book. He has also written The Guardians of the Halahala and The Conspiracy at Meru, the first two volumes in the epic fantasy series on the legendary king, Vikramaditya. Shatrujeet is also the co-founder of JokerStreet, an IP & content-creation company.

Author: Shatrujeet Nath
Publisher: Rupa Publications
Release: April 2016
Genre: Fiction/Thriller
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An ex- banker, Geeta Nair attended school in Kanpur (UP) before moving to her home state Kerala to attend college. An MA, MPhil in Hindi Language and Literature, Geeta loves to play with her little grandson Atharv and narrate stories to him, some known and some cooked up on the spur of the moment. An avid reader and bibliophile, Geeta loves to play with words, pen haiku, poetry and short stories. She is a passionate book reviewer too who blogs at and

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