RECIPROCAL
Sudhansu M Nayak

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Synopsis

To investigate recent disappearance of an RAW field agent and a top missile scientist, RAW sends Intelligence Field Officer ANIRUDH to Bhubaneswar. During the briefing, Anirudh learns about the missing RAW field agents.

In Bhubaneswar, he heads to his uncle's house. Uncle, a doctor, is his only surviving family. Uncle is away at the time but there he stumbles upon NESHTAN, a frail twelve year old, hiding in his uncle's house. From Neshtan, Anirudh finds out an uncomfortable truth about Neshtan's Aau-baba, a mixed martial instructor who has been shot earlier in the day. He heads to the mixed martial arts hall to investigate further. He doesn't find any trace of violence but dodges a woman in pursuit and escapes with a curious book.

In the book, he comes across an unsolved Sudoku puzzle. Neshtan explains the events of the previous day. Using available codes, Anirudh and Neshtan resolve clues hidden inside the unsolved Sudoku puzzle. Investigating further, Anirudh stumbles upon a sinister plot which has the potential to destabilise south-east Asia and has direct bearing on his assignment. And it explodes faster than expected. He comes across a set of curious hieroglyphics which provide the last proverbial straw.

Strewn like breadcrumbs along the way, are the clues meant to save his life or kill him?

Who can he trust and why?

Will Anirudh be able to stay alive to uncover the plot in time?

What is the cost of the reciprocal?

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Rajan Manocha

Well written but I was not expecting grammatical errors which gradually diluted my interest.

Jun 08 '15
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Prabhjeet Singh

a nice suspence and thriler

Mar 30 '15
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Sudhansu M Nayak

Thank you Prabhjeet. :-)

Mar 31 '15
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Mahrukh Chikliwala

A racy start.... but the pace slackens from MRT TO HKIA and all the hurried action, teams A & B, plans A& B confuses the reader.
For a book of this genre the words reserved for a prose easy reading are distracting.... simple will do. The motives and character development is strong and hopefully it continues as the plot unfolds.
Best wishes.

Mar 29 '15
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Sudhansu M Nayak

Thank you Mahrukh for the constructive feedback. I have started to edit the words for easier reading. Appreciate the time. :-)

Mar 30 '15
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Mar 28 '15
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Sudhansu M Nayak

Thank you Remesh.

Mar 29 '15
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Niyati Shinde

Very gripping... Loved the way everything was described, i could visualize it... However, maybe my vocabulary is not that strong, coz had to refer to a dictionary to understand a few words! :-D Would love to read further... :-)

Mar 18 '15
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Niyati Shinde

no no no!! don't do that... let your original work be the way it is... its good :-) like i said, maybe my vocab is not that strong... hey, i did learn a few new words... :-)

Mar 19 '15
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Sudhansu M Nayak

Thank you Niyati for the feedback. I will edit out.

Mar 19 '15
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Yamini Pustake Bhalerao

The story is engaging and so is the narrative. I just wish you had not given it away entirely in the synopsis ! And some fancy words are a little misleading. But it's a good manuscript.

Mar 18 '15
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pandustar

At the start of the manuscript I held my in despair, bu that faded away once i got past the first page. The story about eggs being used to reduce visibility is indeed a true story and I am very happy that you chose to highlight this.
One area in which you can improve could be to use common words instead of unknown words, because according to me you are trying to reach out to the common man and not the Booker or Pulitzer prize readers!
All The Best!

Mar 17 '15
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Sudhansu M Nayak

Thank you for the feedback, Pandustar. Appreciate the constructive feedback. I will simplify the unknown words . Yes, you are right.:-) I am not aiming for the Pulitzer or the Booker. (Someday maybe, with the blessings and feedback of fellow co-authors and readers :-)) Thank for the warm wishes.

Mar 18 '15
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Deepak Kaul

Mangled and confusing. The first sentence itself put me off. The story should come out clearly in the list few chapters, and not in the synopsis, which was BTW was very confusing as well.

Mar 14 '15
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Deepak Kaul

Congratulations on making it to both the Leaderboards. Well done!

Apr 01 '15
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Deepak Kaul

Please don't be disheartened. I am sure others will like your book.

Mar 14 '15
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Sudhansu M Nayak

Feedback noted, Deepak. Thanks for the feedback.

Mar 14 '15
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About the author

Sudhansu M Nayak Follow

Engineer -> IT Sales- Pre-sleep book-reader. Loves to read varied genre. Ocassional strummer. Enjoys spinning fairly-tale fantasy with daughter and cooking with wife. :-)