Books By Mukul Deva

Mukul’s writing journey has been as eclectic and full of surprises as his life. With five bestsellers in five consecutive years he is acknowledged as India’s literary storm trooper, and the pioneer of the Indian military action thriller and techno-thriller.

Known as the man with the Nostradamus touch, his books are prescient: LASHKAR (2008) had predicted Osama Bin Laden's presence in a safe house in Pakistan, and SALIM MUST DIE (2009) had predicted his capture by US Special Forces, the formation of the Indian NIA... and more


  • POUND OF FLESH (Westland, 2016)

    Yet again, India’s literary storm trooper, Deva keeps you turning pages into the night.

    Minutes after landing at Delhi airport, Pamela Stewart, a beautiful, young American lawyer vanishes without a trace. Retired Inspector General of Police Ravinder Singh Gill Knows that he has only hours to track down and recover the missing girl, his daughter Jasmine’s college-mate and friend.

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  • ASSASSINS (Forge, USA, 2015)

    A tightly plotted, action-drenched thriller - Maj Gen Sid Shachnow, US Army Special Forces

    Assassin extraordinaire Leon Binder reaches Delhi to assassinate Pakistani Prime Minister Asid Zardosi and ex-dictator Pervaiz Masharrat. It is up to Former inspector general of police Ravinder Singh Gill to prevent Leon from reaching his targets. Failure would result in nothing less than a war between India and Pakistan.

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  • AND DEATH CAME CALLING (Harper Collins, 2014)

    Thrill hooks up with sweetness in language - The Statesman

    From his state-of-the-art security control room, Ashwin watches India's super rich and their nefarious activities. Then greed steps in... and death comes calling. This crackling thriller will have you riveted right till the jaw-dropping sting-in-the-tail end.

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  • WEAPON OF VENGEANCE (Forge, USA, 2014)

    A gripping terrorism thriller by an anti-terrorism professional - Stephen Coonts

    Ruby Gill is a rouge MI6 agent, torn between a Palestinian and an Indian father, Ravinder Singh Gill whom she has not seen since she was four years old. She is determined to destroy the Israeli-Palestinian Summit, which her father is protecting. 

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  • THE GARUD STRIKES (Westland, 2014)

    Narrated by India’s literary storm trooper, in his inimitable, compelling style THE GARUD STRIKES is the compelling story of a few good men.

    As you trudge through the mud and slush of Bangladesh you will smell the gun smoke, the impact of bullets on flesh, the blood, the fears and tears, as 4 Guards (1 Rajput) smashed its way through the pride of the Pakistani Army, in their dash for Dacca.

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  • THE GARUD STRIKES (Hindi)

    Narrated by India’s literary storm trooper, in his inimitable, compelling style, THE GARUD STRIKES is the compelling story of a few good men. 

    As you trudge through the mud and slush of Bangladesh you will smell the gun smoke, the impact of bullets on flesh, the blood, the fears and tears, as 4 Guards (1 Rajput) smashed its way through the pride of the Pakistani Army, in their dash for Dacca.

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  • F.C.U.K. Your Way to Success (Marshal Cavendish, 2013)

    Organisations expend considerable time and money in developing their leaders and help them to lead more effectively. However traditional thinking generally yields traditional results, and these don’t seem to be getting us where we want to go.  A refreshing, incisive and humorous book that will compel us to change the way we look at things, andwill help us think with clarity, listen for potential, speak with intent and act with purpose. 

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  • F.C.U.K. Your Way to Success (Westland, 2013)

    Organisations expend considerable time and money in developing their leaders and help them to lead more effectively. However traditional thinking generally yields traditional results, and these don’t seem to be getting us where we want to go.  A refreshing, incisive and humorous book that will compel us to change the way we look at things. It will help us think with clarity, listen for potential, speak with intent and act with purpose.

     

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  • R.I.P. (Westland, 2012)

    One of the most dangerous books I have read - Quora

    The Resurgent Indian Patriots. self appointed guardians of a nation seething with anger, vow to stop corrupt politicians and colluding civil servants. Even if it means killing them. Tethered on the edge of reality, RIP will keep you turning pages late into the night.

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  • S.T.R.I.P.T.E.A.S.E – The Art of Corporate Warfare (Marshal Cavendish, 2012)

    The book adds new meaning to the term corporate warfare - Deccan Herald

    No corporation can hope to succeed without proper strategies, discipline and determination- and there is no better place to learn those from than the battlefield. 

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  • TANZEEM (Harper Collins, 2011)

    He's got a license to thrill - Indian Express

    In Waziristan, the Ameer-ul-Momineem, a powerful warlord embarks on a deadly mission. Across the border in India, a young man named Iqbal, devastated by the death of his wife at the hands of the Ameer’s henchmen, sets out to find the Ameer and take him down. Supporting him is India's spirited strike action group Force 22.

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  • BLOWBACK (Harper Collins, 2010)

    Deva has the Nostradamus touch - The Statesman

    A warlord in the rugged Tribal Areas of Pakistan pushes his way to the crest of the jihadi wave, seeking to forge an alliance of terror groups to take on the American surge. Facing the brunt of this deadly double game is the spirited Indian Force 22. This will keep you riveted with its tight plotting and heart stopping pace.

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  • SALIM MUST DIE (Harper Collins, 2009)

    This is Tom Clancy type stuff - Hindustan Times

    Ex-Brigadier Murad Salim of the ISI plots a global terror strike against the infidels. Caught in the eye of the storm, the Indian Prime Minister turns yet again to Force 22, the Indian strike action group. A taut and frighteningly plausible sequel to the bestselling Lashkar, this book establishes Deva as the leading writer of this genre.

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  • LASHKAR Hindi (Harper Collins, 2009)

    A riveting read . . . unnervingly prophetic ... heartbreaking - The Hindu

    Oct 2005 - a series of bombs unleash death on the streets of Delhi. The magnitude of destruction outrages the normally docile Indian public and its demand for justice rocks the Indian government into action. The time has come to call upon the ultra-secret Force 22 of the Indian Army to avenge the attack.

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  • LASHKAR (Harper Collins, 2008)

    A riveting read . . . unnervingly prophetic ... heartbreaking - The Hindu

    Oct 2005 - A series of bombs unleash death on the streets of Delhi. The magnitude of destruction outrages the normally docile Indian public and its demand for justice rocks the Indian government into action. The time has come to call upon the ultra-secret Force 22 of the Indian Army to avenge the attack.

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  • Women In Indian Cinema (Harper Collins, 2007)

    Co-authored with Wanti Singh, this limited edition, visual delight captures the journey of those beautiful women who have graced the Indian silver screen over the last 100 years. This book is not available for sale in the open market.

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  • M.O.D.E.L. - The Return of the Employee (Sage, 2006)

    M.O.D.E.L. does to the Holy Writ what Kurt Cobain did to the suicide letters - Outlook

    Written in a farcical manner, M.O.D.E.L. highlights ten simple steps that will enable the hardworking person to succeed and be happy.

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  • S.T.R.I.P.T.E.A.S.E – The Art of Corporate Warfare (Penguin, 2002)

    The book adds new meaning to the term corporate warfare - Deccan Herald

    No corporation can hope to succeed without proper strategies, discipline and determination - and there is no better place to learn those from than the battlefield. 

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  • TIME AFTER TIME

    Pick of the week - Hindustan Times

    Mukul Deva’s racy, raunchy, deliciously witty and strikingly original take on Life – menopause, men and women, war and peace, writers and counselors, God and religion – makes compelling reading and helps to find a method in this madness called Life. 

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