The Jeera Packer by Prashant Yadav

#blurb: I once changed the history of this Uttar Pradesh with a gun and a finger. One shot, one man. Right man, wrong man. But that was thirty years ago. I shot people through their heads then. I pack jeera in a basement now.
This is me and here is my story.
He was the best sharpshooter in the state. A true bullet artist. But he gave it all up to lead a happy, normal, stable life . . . with his loving wife and dear son.
And that proved to be his undoing.
Resonant and deeply affecting, The Jeera Packer is the gripping tale of a man who after three decades of playing the happy family man returns to his profession of old for one final work—to shoot the chief minister.Convinced that this is his raison d’etre, will he manage to pull off this one last act, as his concluding hat tip to the man he could have been? Will he be able to brush away the jeera dust and rediscover himself? Or has the middle-aged family man already throttled the sharpshooter in him? once changed the history of this Uttar Pradesh with a gun and a finger. One shot, one man. Right man, wrong man. But that was thirty years ago. I shot people through their heads then. I pack jeera in a basement now.

This is me and here is my story.
He was the best sharpshooter in the state. A true bullet artist. But he gave it all up to lead a happy, normal, stable life . . . with his loving wife and dear son.
And that proved to be his undoing.
Resonant and deeply affecting, The Jeera Packer is the gripping tale of a man who after three decades of playing the happy family man returns to his profession of old for one final work—to shoot the chief minister.Convinced that this is his raison d’etre, will he manage to pull off this one last act, as his concluding hat tip to the man he could have been? Will he be able to brush away the jeera dust and rediscover himself? Or has the middle-aged family man already throttled the sharpshooter in him?

Author: Prashant Yadav

Publisher: Fingerprint Publishing

Pages: 344

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My Review: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

The protagonist of the story is an ex-sharpshooter who now lives a simple life with his wife and son. He owns a grocery store where he packs jeera and thus the name of the book. The book is set in the backdrop of Uttar Pradesh and deals with crime and politics. It isn’t easy to leave behind a life of a gangster and so he decides to pursue one final act to fill the emptiness in his life se he embarks on the mission to kill the Chief Minister. Will he throw away his peaceful life for a momentary glory? Will he successful in killing the CM? If you want to know more then pick up the book.

The book is amazingly written and keeps you hooked till the very last page. The plot is gripping and compels to you to finish it in a single sitting. The language used is simple and easily understandable with a few mentions of cursewords here and there. It gives a insight into the world of gangsters, politicians and the related corruption. The writing style is vivid and provokes your imaginative powers. With witty lines and mentions of humour the book keeps you engaged throughout. The characters with their dreams and struggles are easily relatable. The book also portrays a dark side of human beings and ignites a feeling of self realization. It has definitely become one of my favourite recent reads and can be easily adapted to a thrilling bollywood movie. Most importantly, Prashant Yadav being a debut author has done a wonderful job with his first. I can’t wait to read more books by him. So if you are looking for a exciting political thriller to read on a Sunday afternoon then please give this book a shot. You won’t be disappointed.

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