I hadn’t read any books by Louis Charbonneau before this and I must confess I enjoyed reading, “Stalk.” The story line was rather predictable and the good guys had to win at the end but I liked his writing style and the fast pace he maintained all through the book.
Today, I plan to share a few thoughts on the making of “Let The Dead Stay Dead” my latest novel, which has been published on Wattpad to reach out to a larger audience. I must confess that I started out with the view that it would be a thriller, much like my first two novels, “It Can’t Be You” and “Lucky For Some, 13.”
Here’s the back cover copy:
“Is the only good terrorist a dead one? When she captures two fanatic fidayeen after their sensational terror strike in Goa in January 2010, little does Major Mohini Nair of India’s elite counter terrorism force, the National Security Guard, realize that they would be back to haunt her and the nation later that year.
In September 2010, in another audacious, chilling attack, some of Bangalore’s rich and famous are taken hostage in “Opulence” that last word in luxurious living, in a place and at a time they least expect. Clearly, the best of technology has crashed before base human emotions of greed and fanaticism. Continue reading ““Lucky For Some, 13””
The good news is that my third thriller, “Let The Dead Stay Dead” is now ready for publication. Now that NaNoWriMo is over for 2013, and in all modesty let me say that I completed it successfully for the 5th consecutive year, my focus shifts to bringing this project to a fruitful finish. Continue reading ““Let The Dead Stay Dead” Ready for Publication”
To give you a feel and flavour of my second thriller, “Lucky For Some, 13” here are a few extracts:
“On the 13th floor of ‘Opulence’, Alice looked at her computer. It was past 11 p.m. on the night of September 9. The room was quiet apart from the hum of the air-conditioning. There was no news from Dash. She had called several times. Each time the recorded message told her his phone was switched off. How come? Even if he was in a meeting or likely to be unduly delayed, he would normally text her between meetings or appointments. A ping announced the arrival of a new email in her in-box. She saw it and her blood froze as she read: Continue reading “Book Extracts “Lucky For Some, 13””
It was around 7.45 a.m. yesterday that I saw on Twitter that President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected the mercy petition filed by Afzal Guru, who awaited the death sentence for his role in the attack on India’s Parliament way back in 2001. A lot of people, including me, felt the Government of India had dragged its feet in executing Afzal Guru fearing a back lash in the Kashmir Valley. It was well-known that the ruling UPA-II feared it might alienate sections of India’s large Muslim population by hanging him. I was surprised to see just a little while later reports emerge that he had been hanged to death in Tihar Jail at 8.00 a.m. Continue reading “About Terror and Terrorists”
A task on hand is the editing of my third thriller ,”Let The Dead Stay Dead.” As I usually do, the first 50,000 words for this came from my successful effort in NaNoWriMo 2011. Here are a few lines from the book:
Thank you for having read and supported my debut novel, “It Can’t Be You.” I am glad to tell you that my second thriller, “Lucky For Some, 13” was launched on December 1, 2012. You can get more information about the book, and the book launch at my site, “Prem Rao, Story Teller” where I am trying to consolidate all my writing work..
Till now the focus was arranging for the book launch for my second thriller, “Lucky For Some, 13.” In today’s abbreviated language, I hear it being called, “LFS13.” I am so glad the book launch went off very well. It was held on December 1, 2012 at Reliance TimeOut in Mantri Square. The first copy of the book was presented by Mr. Bijou Kurien, President & CEO, Lifestyle, Reliance Retail to Mr. & Mrs. K. Unnikrishnan, the Guests of Honour. You may like to see the pictures of the book launch here. Continue reading “LFS 13 Launched!”
Here’s a video I made to announce the launch of my second thriller, “Lucky For Some, 13.” I hope you will like it. Your comments and feedback are welcome as always.