"​Dhar masterfully captures the political tensions between India and Pakistan…Dhar refines his protagonist by adding a sense of vulnerability…Although there are a number of action sequences, the story is more invested in plot twists…A taut thriller that refreshingly departs from genre norms with its multilayered protagonist and South Asian setting."
"Highly recommended. Riveting and spinning. Mainak is a master story teller. Plot revolves around a former special forces officer combating an urban terror scenario. Just go for it."
- Fauji Magazine ​​
"Sniper's Eye by Mainak Dhar is an action-packed thriller with nerve-gripping twist and turns. It has everything a thriller must have. The book begins with a shock and ends on the same note.
The writing style of the author is very superb considering the command over the language and the narration style. The characterization is also nicely developed which makes you understand the background and mindset of each and every character involved. 4/5 Stars."
Sniper's Eye
I was out on a date. Everything was perfect… Till that shot… a high-calibre one, no apparent sound. And, the man in front of me fell. A rifle with a suppressor? A sniper in the middle of a Mumbai mall? As the body count mounted, I was soon sucked deeper into the chaos unleashed by that shot. To survive and save those whom I care about, I have to become the man I left behind. I have no choice but to tap into a bloody past that has put me on the terror kill list. I may also have no option but to join hands with the sniper terrorising Mumbai. The problem is that the man has sworn to kill me. In a world where the young and poor kill and die in conflicts started by the old and rich, I and my unlikely companion finally discover the thin line that separates a mere killer from a hero. This is our story…
"03:02 is one of the best thrillers I ever read."
"Just one word. Breathtaking. Brilliant imagination."
- Nasruwrites.com
"The plot, the tactics and the description is as realistic as it can get. Overall, it is a good read."
"The action never seems to leave the pages even when there are no bullets flying or RPGs being fired. And it is for this reason that it is going to stay in my mind for long."
Sniper's Debt- ​Coming Soon!
"When terrorism is a daily part of our lives, the book seems very relevant to our times."
- The New Indian Express
You know your vacation to Paris won’t end well when your plane gets hijacked.
A year has passed since the bloody events in Mumbai forced me to tap into a violent past, which I had left behind. With a wife and young son in tow, I have no desire to embark on any more adventures. All that changes when the hijackers take over. They claim to be jihadis, but my training tells me that something is off. Why are they speaking to each other in English? Why are they killing hostages when it means their demands will never be met?
When all seems lost, an old frenemy comes to my rescue. A sniper, who had once sworn to kill me. Now, we must strike at the heart of the enemy, not just to save my family and hundreds of hostages, but also to unmask a sinister plan that could wreak untold havoc. In a world where the most dangerous terrorists are often not the ones carrying the guns, but their hidden masters, we will show them that we are the predators, and not just their prey. This is our story…