A spy thriller with an unconventional take on afterlife and the nature of universe.
Shruti Rathore is a retired black opp. agent of the R&AW who chooses to live a domestic life with her husband Ashwin Rathore. She works behind the desk in the Intelligence Bureau at Mumbai, pushing paper and she is six months pregnant. There is a dark past behind her, of which Ashwin isn’t aware about.
The grand scheme of the cosmos seems strange and extremely painful when Ashwin gets killed by a gun for hire, sent out to kill her. She also gets arrested by the Intelligence Bureau on the charges of stealing a strategic weapon and killing her associate, Mahesh Mehta.
But death is only a transition, Ashwin’s consciousness (soul), chooses to protect what he loves. The mysteries on Shruti get revealed onto him and her extraordinary intelligence and deviance. His soul is caught between the dilemma of protecting his wife and choosing the right path.
In this fight, he gets help from a strange consciousness – Tantunam Anuha, who is a bridge between the realms of physical and metaphysical. It is when he realizes that both he and his wife have been chosen by the all powerful rules of chaos to fulfill a higher and yet a devastating purpose.
This is another fantasy thriller and a pleasant start to my July reads. Abhinav has written a masterpiece and mastered the art of storytelling. The author calls himself a debut writer, but I call him a pro. From the soul of the book to its outer beauty- this book is not just amazing but seemingly interesting. How can you like everything in a book?
Characterization has its own flavor in a book amidst the interesting plot and I rejoiced Ashwin’s and Sruthi’s characters. The book feels like you are watching an Indian cinema and I could relate some areas to the recent Indian movie ‘Paramanu’.
I did find some typos- but blame it to the editing because the book, in a nutshell, is pure bliss blended with friendship, love and patriotism.
The Last Attractor Of Chaos can be read as an analogy to our complex political present and the patriotism chaos.
This high-adrenaline escapist fare cinematic page-turner is a must-pack for your weekend.