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Book review: Another spy kid fantasy

books Updated: Dec 25, 2013 16:44 IST
Himali Shah
Himali Shah
Hindustan Times
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Written by a 19-year-old novelist, Dead Underground is an engaging spy thriller. As a debutant, the attempt is worth applauding. The novel is set in 2026, where the world is suffering from an energy crisis, and a global level conspiracy. The story revolves around a spy with the alias Alec Mercer, who is on an assignment to protect the CERN scientist Elenore Basset, both of whom are hunted by corporates and intelligence agencies. In their fight for survival, they get to know some hard truths about their lives. Amid all this, the reader gets to understand global politics, military intelligence and how innovations get corrupted due to vested interests.


Dead Underground


Jaideep Bhoosreddy


Rs 200


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