It Can’t Be You

Let me invite you to my blog dedicated to my first novel called IT CAN’T BE YOU.

I am thrilled that my first novel is complete. It’s roots go back to November 2009 when I wrote the first 50,000 words for the National Novel Writing Month popularly called NaNoWriMo.


When Colonel Belliappa, Indian Army (Retd), a highly decorated war hero is found dying one night frothing at the mouth in anguish, there is no one else at home. Other than his immediate family. His wife, his daughter and his son.  Did he – who killed so many -kill himself or was he killed?
His death sets the clock back to his life as a career officer in the Indian Army. He fights with great valor in the 1971 war against Pakistan which leaves him physically and psychologically scarred for life. His aggression, maniacal bravery and being dispensable leads to a secret assignment. Being handpicked to command a crack team of Indian Army snipers as an irregular force to fight intruders and militants in the Kashmir Valley in 1989 . Years later, he is now a successful armaments dealer.
In the last months before his death, the Colonel finds himself in a series of conflicts with his family. Standing to gain from his death, unknown to each other, they plan to kill him separately. Does the Colonel pay the ultimate price for the spiral of vengeance he himself triggered some decades ago?