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Author Madhav Thapar has been in news for his book “A Friend Like Karna” since long. Following the passion of his novel writing, he has again set another milestone in his literature journey. Yes, we are talking about “The Times We Live In” which is the latest release of author Madhav. Both the novels are receiving impressive responses from the readers as well as critics. In his second book, Madhav has taken reference from two major events in the world history. First, 26/11 bloodiest attacks and other, India-Pakistan partition.

Know Madhav Thapar:

Madhav is a logistics professional and a corporate executive and has over three decades of senior management experience in C level positions, with leading multi-nationals in the field. 

He is a seasoned traveller with a keen interest in sports and movies. Madhav is a voracious reader with a passion for writing and is an active blogger on social media. He lives in Mumbai.

Madhav’s first novel: “A Friend Like Karna”

“Friendship or Love, Power or Loyalty – these are the choices that mankind has struggled with from time immemorial.”

Set in present day Mumbai and Delhi, the rivalry between two corporate houses and the contrasting backdrops of The Glamour World and Indian Mafia, the story follows its main protagonists as they evolve in the pursuit of the destiny. Theirs is a journey of passion, violence and even treachery. Dark secrets tumble out from the past shaping the future and their eventual fate.

The Desais are modern day media barons, The Sahnis Industrialists and Power Brokers. When the conflict erupts between them it’s a winner take all battle. At the center of the storm is Veer a modern day “Friend like Karna”. Veer must overcome not only his powerful adversaries but the legacy of his birth. Then there is the Gorgeous Nisha whose substantive presence will catalyze the events that unfold.

This is a thriller, a love story and a document of human drama.

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Madhav’s Second Novel: “The Times We Live In”

“Religion does not breed terrorism, hatred does.”

From Madhav Thapar the author of the much loved A Friend Like Karna comes his second novel The Times We Live In. This is a world of terror and treachery, but also patriotism and hope. Spanning the seven decades and more since India and Pakistan gained Independence; it cleverly juxtaposes references to true events with a tale of different generations of two families separated by the bloodiest partition ever.

At the centre of the narrative is the hunt for the dreaded terrorist, code named Cobra. As the faceless enemy spreads his tentacles of terror, the Indian RAW is in relentless pursuit, and the body count rises. The action shifts rapidly from scene to scene across three continents and multiple timelines.

Yet, this is not a thriller alone. In his trademark style, the author brings forward various aspects of human drama: love, sacrifice and family values, even as he unravels the motivation and machinations of a criminal mind.

Suspense till the very end, and twists and turns throughout.

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Both the books are must-read for suspense and thriller lovers. Madhav writes point to point and we can easily observe his research on the topic while reading as each and every moment comes as real. The storyline, way of writing and of course, the genre makes the book a highly recommended one. Both the books have been very much successful as per the Amazon reviews and bestseller rankings during the release. Surely, Madhav is enjoying his success and hopefully soon, we will be having the chance to read a next from him.

Ratings: 4.5/5

Author Name:  Madhav Thapar 
Book Title: The Times We Live in
Publisher:  Notion Press; 1 edition (2018)
Buy Book: Amazon  Store                                                  Reviewed by Aashi at theliteraturetoday

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