Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Book Review – Behind The Silicon Mask by Eshwar Sundaresan

I had received review copy of this book for critique few weeks back. My first impression after looking at cover was good. Cover design bear resemblance to that of foreign books. Anyhow that makes the justice with the plot & locations of the story. Cover panoply a pistol with background of snow fall in city of Milwaukee. No doubt cover appeals, beguile and will compel you to pick up the book. Story line is thrilling, full of suspense and will hook you till end.

Behind The Silicon Mask is one of the few books written by author Eshwar Sundaresan. It took Eshwar years to compile this book. Books have few inconsequential foibles which can be compensated for novel plots and incidences.

Book is all about serial killer who is targeting immigrants – mainly Indians. A community of 200 Indian IT professionals working in Milwaukee are under a siege. There is tale-twist in every living room and bedroom of these Indian IT professionals. Author has very beautifully set-down record-shattering snowstorm which extend from starting of story till end. On bleak, fateful Friday that brings together all above elements and changes their lives forever. Neither Partho Sen nor Varun Belthangady is aware that their life is in danger. There is one man who can save them yet – Detective Farley of the Milwaukee Police Department.

Some characterizations seem unnecessary, but, a flow is maintained in the second half of this book which makes it a good read.
My rating: 3.5/5