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Line of Control- A Thriller on the Coming War in Asia by [Dhar, Mainak]
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From the Bestselling author of Alice in Deadland comes a technothriller that's been called by military experts as `better than Tom Clancy'

It is 2012, and the world is a more dangerous place than ever before. Revolutions have swept aside one Middle Eastern regime after another. A regime allied to Al Qaeda has swept to power in Saudi Arabia, and uses its oil wealth and modern arsenal to further spread Jihad around the world. Yet another military coup brings a fundamentalist regime to power in Pakistan, which initiates an audacious plan to strike the first blow in this new global Jihad. As unprecedented terror attacks stun India, the stage is set for a conflict that brings the Indian subcontinent to the brink of a nuclear apocalypse.

With a broad cast of characters that puts the reader into the thick of the unfolding crisis, a fast-paced storyline ripped from today's headlines, and explosive action, Line of Control is a thriller uniquely suited to the times we live in.

Praise for the Indian paperback edition:

"An outstanding book. Better than Tom Clancy any day. I wish I had/could have written such a book." - Air Commodore Jasjeet Singh (Retd.) Director, Institute for Air Power Studies

"Captures very well the cut and thrust of combat. A thrilling read."
- General V.N Sharma (Retd.) Former Chief of Army Staff, India

"Dhar brings us a scenario that seems possible yet apocalyptic."
- The Hindustan Times

"Other than being a great plot, the author seems know how weapons work, which is a great relief to the readers and spices up the novel." - Frontier India

"The characters seem real, with abundant mention of various historical characters and national heroes. Dhar has done equal justice to characters from both sides of the border. By placing readers in the thick of action, similar to the circumstances that we find ourselves in today, Dhar has actually managed to find a connect that cannot be missed easily." - HT City

"A page-turner right the word 'go', Line of... is also very timely. With utter chaos all around and many internal battles fought in the name of religion, Line of ... couldn't have been timed better. This racy war-thriller is exciting, to say the least, as the reader is drawn deep into the action of war. Mainak Dhar's characterization deserves a special mention too, as each character, be it the Pakistani or Indian, is sketched in detail, complete with their eccentricities and ordinariness." - Deccan Herald

"The spine-chilling war scenario entertains, by all means, with skilful plot, well-drawn variety of characters, thrilling action, a high degree of intrigue, suspense and tension, grim humour...There is no gainsaying the fact that in the wake of recent Mumbai terror strikes, "the war thriller", delineating serious and topical concerns -- fundamentalism fuelling terrorism, burgeoning instability in Pakistan, reaction of other countries to the chronic and mounting tension between India and Pakistan -- will attract much wider readership." - The Tribune


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About the Author

Mainak Dhar is a cubicle dweller by day and author by night with eleven books to his credit so far including the bestseller Alice in Deadland. Learn more about Mainak and contact him at

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
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  • Print Length: 260 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1463760787
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004P1J0Y2
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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3980b34) out of 5 stars A Thrilling Story Rooted in Reality March 18 2011
By D. Lafferty - Published on
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As a fan of the action and thriller genres, I have read hundreds of books like this. Few, however, are so well written. The story, though fiction, reflects reality to such an extent that there is not one detail within the story that seems implausible. So many books in this genre fail to achieve their purpose because they simply seem utterly implausible which makes it difficult if not impossible to be drawn into the story. This book had me hooked by the end of the first chapter. The author's depiction of war was so realistic that I wonder if the author was once a soldier himself because the sheer detail and reality of his depiction seems as though it has arisen from experience or at the least a great deal of research. This is by far my favorite fiction book of this year and I look forward to future titles from this author. Highly recommended! A+
21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3980d80) out of 5 stars Weak book with lot of mistakes June 20 2012
By Pranshu Saxena - Published on
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The Author has copied the premise and lot of action from Ravi Rikhye's 1982 thriller fourth round which was very well written novel, same cannot be said of this. The author has a Shia leader in charge of Pakistan taking dictates from Wahabis leadership in Saudi Arabia. This fact alone tells us how little the author has information about the region or the realpolitik.
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3980d44) out of 5 stars A thriller - fiction? It's as much reality as any fiction I've read! March 17 2011
By Louise Palmer - Published on
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Normally I'm not a big fiction fan except for fantasy. But Line of Control grabbed me early on, maybe because of all the turmoil throughout the Arab nations right now, the Chinese inflation fears, the loss of respect for the American dollar throughout the world, especially Asia, and of course the Japanese earthquake. All the events told in Line of Control certain are possible and I say PROBABLE. In spite of the turmoil in The Coming War in Asia, the greatest thing I got out of the book, and I was thrilled I did, was the HOPE offered. There is always a glimmer of hope for peace. As the book says, it is "never too late to step back from the brink."
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa3981258) out of 5 stars Not even worth reading July 10 2012
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The only reason I even read this book was because it was offered free. The plot was ridiculous and contrived and the editor should be fired for missing many obvious grammatical and spelling mistakes. Furthermore, the author knows very little about extremist Islam or South Asia, as she confuses Al Qaeda and the Taliban (two completely separate entities) continuously throughout the book. Anyone with a modicum of understanding regarding the dynamics between Pakistan and India would throw this book into the Ganges.
18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa398154c) out of 5 stars Could the author please learn to write dialogue Oct. 21 2011
By tom4416 - Published on
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Dialogue is what makes a book for me - the interaction between people during times of stress defines a story. Unfortunately, the ratio of narrative to dialogue in this book is at least 8 pages to 1 and that's probably being generous. Almost anyone can write a narrative, only skilled and creative authors can craft dialogue that ties the whole story together.

I really wanted to like this book because the author has written other works and I thought maybe I could discover a new author. Sadly, I won't be buying any more of his books and this is one of the few that I flat out deleted from my Kindle after only reading about 60% of the book.