Author: Abhinav Singh
Genre: Spy thriller
Number of Pages: 322 pages
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.
A spy thriller with an unconventional take on afterlife and the nature of universe.
“The Last Attractor of Chaos” claims to have an unconventional take on afterlife and I must say it delivers well on that front. I personally love reading about the concept of life and death and that was a major reason I wanted to read it. Add to it a dash of national defence, security and danger to nuclear weapons which may lead to mass destruction and you have a reader hooked!
To be stuck in a transitional afterlife and to witness the causes and effects of your actions and resultant death surely sound spine-chilling. This was a major reason I wanted to read it. Add to it a dash of national defence, security and danger to nuclear weapons which may lead to mass destruction and you have a reader hooked!The mechanics and physics of the same however, is a bit too much and can make some readers lose interest in the actual plot of the book.. which is why I say not everyone will enjoy it. But.. if you can make it past the technical parts of the book it is a pretty cool spy thriller with a strong female lead.
The plot is thrilling and will keep you hooked till the end as the name of the book only starts making sense much later into the book. When it does.. it makes reading it worthwhile. There are so many plot twists that it plays with your head, which makes it even more hooking. Some of the concepts however, feel questionable.. but then we know too less about death and afterlife in reality and after all it is fiction and see this age-old concept in a fresh light.
The author tries to give good amount of details to make you feel like a part of the story.. especially for the particle physics (the beauty of this can get a little daunting if you haven’t studied physics in the higher classes) and paranormal elements.
Overall, I recommend this book for it’s fresh take on things which have been told time and again. Also.. even if the physics feels too much.. please try to go on for a few more chapters and then decide for yourself when things uncover a little more.. 🙂
~~I was given a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review via Leaking Hearts. All views expressed here are completely my own~~