Book Review - Chimaera


Title - Chimaera
Author - Navin Reuben Dawson
Genre - Fiction(Thriller)
Publisher - One Point Six Technologies Pvt Ltd
ISBN - 978-9356-10718-2

This story is a perfect fiction that explains in great detail who or what has caused Covid-19 and how was it tackled. When the story was over, you would have surely been left in awe thinking that you had this protagonist in the real life too.

Chimaera is a Greek mythological character. The story begins with a girl killing herself to destroy this Chimaera but did this happen as expected?

There are a few important characters in this novel which includes:

Dr. Balal - autoimmune specialist 

Dr. Kishore - Gen Surgeon

Dr. Zhu Leong - Wuhan Institute of Virology

Kato Forsido - DG, WHO

Rajat Singh - ADG, CBI

Jake - Chief Investigation Officer, Special Crimes - CBI

Riya Sonal - Asst Officer

Aman Ghosh - CG of India for China

Juan Liu

Tian Wen - a tree with two thousand hidden mysteries hidden in its branches 

Dr. Zhu Leong

Major General Chao Xing - PLA

Last but not least, Shufen - Patient Zero.

While we would have read novels that are set to be happening across various parts of the world, for a change, this story was set to happen in Wuhan. The way the storyline was set and the progress of incidents make it a perfect thriller which makes you keep engrossed in it until the end.

Initially, I never had a clue that this story was about the global pandemic but as and when the story progressed, I got a hold of it and felt that this was real.

The way Jake, the protagonist starts his investigation and how he was given only a day's time to do a covert operation under the direction of W.H.O. and the Indian Govt gives you goosebumps that this is the Indian equivalent of James Bond. 

The imagination of the author is truly commendable as he has taken a really delicate and controversial subject and handled it in his own style. If you are looking for a really good detective story that is set to happen in unexplored territory, this novel is highly recommended.

This book is available on Amazon in both Paperback and eBook formats.