‘He looked at everything with a sniper’s eye. The world was one large target and he was alone in it, in his own dark little womb, depending for survival on his sniper’s instincts.’Lieutenant Colonel Eswaran, a highly decorated Special Forces officer in the Indian army, is in the jungles of Nagaland trying to hunt a sniper, Gul Mohammed, who has a vendetta against him. Mean‘He looked at everything with a sniper’s eye. The world was one large target and he was alone in it, in his own dark little womb, depending for survival on his sniper’s instincts.’Lieutenant Colonel Eswaran, a highly decorated Special Forces officer in the Indian army, is in the jungles of Nagaland trying to hunt a sniper, Gul Mohammed, who has a vendetta against him. Meanwhile, in Kochi, his sixteen-year-old daughter is kidnapped, raped, beaten and burnt to death by a sadist known only as the ‘grey man’.Faced by an apathetic police force Eswaran sets out to hunt his daughter’s murderer. Will his training as an ace sniper pay off or will he fail at defeating the now combined forces of the powerful grey man and Gul?...
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Not as good as the Night of the Krait.There are some things that you can find in Mr. Warrier's novels. Good as well as bad. His heroes are usually lonely army officers who get into the action because of some traumatic event. Also, they are estranged or detached from their spouses. His sniper Easwaran is a hero in the same mould and after a while, the suspense becomes predictable. And that, I believe is a dampener in a thriller. The author should have kept either the main antagonist unknown till the very end or then the way the protagonist reaches him unknown. Here, both become known after some time and that's a problem. Also, the author hasn't taken particular care in depicting his side characters.Action scenes are well composed and the research on weaponry of the snipers clearly shows.
I had read Sniper earlier but I reread it recently as I got interested in reading Indian spy and murder mysteries - of which there seems to be a sudden rash. Sniper is one of the better ones of this genre. The author's research is commendable and the menacing atmosphere is created very well. The hero fractured homelife seems to be a feature of almost all of these books. It appears that you can't be a successful spook and a husband at the same time. But he is a 'good' man and the harsh exterior conceals a beating heart.The plot is interesting and gripping though the pace flags in places. This is a better book than 'Krait' which I also read recently.
I picked up the book thinking it would be an Indian version of Mack Bolan(the fictional character-decorated army sniper who goes on a crusade against the mafia because they wiped out his family). The book had a good start but fizzled out towards the end much like Bollywood films nowadays. Still worth a one time read.
Horiffic and thrilling tale of the quest for the grey man, and Eswaran's resolve to avenge the death of his daughter. a reall nice book. Guessed the main bad guy but not his sub!
A very compelling action packed thriller from am Indian author! I was impressed when I was done but it sounded so very fit for a Bollywood movie. :) worth giving a read though.