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Review of ‘The Red Spy’ by Abhishek Srivastava

Book Name- The Red Spy 

Author- Abhishek Srivastava

Publisher- Srishti Publishers

MRP- Rs. 299

Pages- 230

Format- Paperback

Genre- Thriller

ISBN- 978-9387022652

Release Date-  10th July 2019

My Rating- 5/5


Arya is a young RAW recruit, pumped up about his first assignment as reinforcement to a veteran spymaster – Virat and his team. In a mind-boggling turn of events, Arya finds himself being interrogated by the very terrorist he is after – Mir. Barely has he escaped that he learns an excruciating fact about Virat and team. They have killed undercover agents of the CIA while hunting Mir. Hunted by the ruthless CIA, he can survive only using his wit and courage.

On the run, declared rogue, he fights lone battles with enemy intelligence agencies. He creates a vivid deception, not only to throw CIA off the track, but also to get the actual traitor out in the open. He eventually gets his man but then realizes that a much more devious plan is at work, with the real mastermind attempting to blacklist RAW as revenge for their role during Bangladesh liberation war of 1971.

Arya evolves into the perfect weapon, but will he be in time to save RAW and his country’s repute? Or turn out to be a pawn in the game of master spies and espionage?


First of all, I want to talk about something which I have avoided in my all reviews before. I want to talk about this book’s COVER.

This book’s cover is astonishing. For the first time when I looked at the cover, I thought it was some book by some foreign bestselling thriller writer and as you know I was quite wrong. The cover work is quite commendable.

Apart from the cover, It is also a Mind-Blowing Fast-Paced Espionage-Thriller. It will run a chill down your spine.

The book is a breath-taking thriller with all the ingredients of a spy novel. It is full of twists and turns which will keep you at the edge of your seat. The language, vocabulary and the writing style of the author are gripping. The characters are well created and strong. The character of Arya is amazing. Many of you can relate to some of the characters of the book.

Overall, You will finish this book in a few hours but it will take weeks for you to overcome its effect. I am telling this because it is not unnecessarily lengthened which makes the story interesting and not boring. It is of the right length, neither too short nor too long. It is worth the money you spend on it.

So, what are you waiting for? Go and Grab It. Links are given below.

Details About The Author-

Abhishek Srivastava is a technical consultant engineer at TCS, currently heading IT infrastructure services at Jamshedpur. He is also a sketch artist, always willing to explore new domains. He grew up listening to his Superintendent-Major uncle’s stories of bravery and survival, which helped him write this intense espionage thriller.

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