A whistleblower nervously drops in to share his suspicion about a senior colleague’s involvement in espionage with Jeevnathan, head of the security division of. Amar Bhushan, author of Escape to Nowhere, headed CI&S and was largely After Rabinder Singh’s flight, Amar Bhushan got a lot of flak. Amar Bhushan’s Escape to Nowhere is the first work of fiction to be penned by an Indian intelligence officer. The gripping, thinly disguised.
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From here, the author gives a day-by-day account of the investigation. On the other side, some bhusban editing at a couple of places You wonder if the unlimited budgets that they have to nurture sources and other expenses, are they really worth it.
Escape to Nowhere by Amar Bhushan
Nov 21, S. Raman, who retired from RAW and wrote newspaper columns on secur There are books written by many investigative journalists which unravel the mystery behind the spectacular life of espionage of renowned spies like Kim Philby of MI6, Markus Wolfe of the Stasi, Aldrich Ames of the CIA and so on. Then they tap his phones including putting one in his official car and they still cannot find anything.
The day by day account makes is less interesting. Poornima rated it it was ok Apr 21, Well, the story inspired by a real-life incident talks about the Indian intelligence agency. Open Preview See a Problem? Towards the end I had to rush through to complete to know the end The book seems to be an authentic tale of how our intelligence agency runs. Nov 16, Shyam Jha rated it it was amazing. User Review – Flag as inappropriate Great book!
Despite a lot of hard work, they are unable to figure out how he contacts his handler or who his handler is, in the first place. What they achieve despite the resistance, if true, is already a good mark for the state of our intelligence folks.
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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It demands enormous investments and painstaking efforts over a long period of time. Though author doesn’t name anyone it’s easy to map the characters of the book to their real life identity. Investigating the professional pasts of Supreme Court Judges.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Journal of a Bookworm. Writing is a hobby I indulge in when I get some spare time. Aug 31, Sourabh Biswas rated it it was ok. Bhushan suggests that the army men involved in the Samba case might have been really guilty while the two ISRO scientists were actually innocent.
About Me Winnowed I am a professional who works the usual amat hours. In both cases, building an asset is a tortuous process, fraught with prospects of frequent failures.
This happens inside the first thirty pages nowuere then till pageit is a boring narrative of secretly watching him, taping him, recording him and more watching and recording him and so on. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It seems as though the author just wanted to write a memoir on this case by just changing the names.
Instead he chooses to be a poor story teller as he goes on endlessly spitting out the dull conversations between the RAW officials, looking for concrete evidence to nail Ravi Mohan. Writer claims the book to be based on true story A search on Google about the case after reading the book confirms this claim. The plan of collecting evidence through surveillance. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Jeev has a wife, the ever suffering Manini or Mani for short.
He now lives in Jasidih, a sleepy village in the state of Jharkhand The investigation subsequently throws up a huge amount of evidence, showing the suspect stealing sensitive data. Not once do Jeev and his underlings consider or even mention words such as internet or email, let along VOIP, which was how Ravi Mohan was communicating his handlers.
I revisited the book some weeks ago, as it is one of the few ‘insider’ accounts of an intelligence agency that must remain ever so discreet that it might evoke gross circumspection at times. A whistleblower nervously drops in to share his suspicion about a senior colleague’s involvement in espionage with Jeevnathan, head of the security division of the Agency, India’s External Intelligence Service.
Escape to Nowhere
An inquiry is promptly launched and Ravi, the suspect is placed under an elaborate regime of surveillance. Oct 18, Arjit rated it it was ok. And is spending way beyond his means on luxuries. I am sure there is more to the real version.
The only passage in the book where there buhshan some perceptive observation is in the Epilogue when the author writes about investigative journalism. This book gives us insights in the celebrated intelligence agency of India.
I would give it a 3. I have read B. Ama worth a read, unless you are interested in a garrulous self serving defense of a discredited RAW officer written in the form of a daily diary. However, due to his compulsive habit of dissenting, his passion to experiment with new and bold ideas, his penchant for rallying behind lost causes and his intense dislike for stereotypes, he always remained an outsider in his profession.
However, due to his compulsive habit of dissenting, his passion to experiment with new and bold ideas, his penchant for rallying behind lost causes an Amar Bhushan served as Special Secretary in the Cabinet Secretariat before he retired in The story is about the defection of an Indian intelligence officer who was a double agent.
Rahul Shukla rated it really liked it Feb 09, So, one is left with the impression that a rather incompetent, two-bit spy in RAW did some treachery by transferring material to foreigners and then escaped easily through Nepal even as he was under watch by RAW all along.
Aug 31, Sourabh Biswas rated it it was ok. What this story tells you is how an intelligence agency works. It is a babu versus field operative conflict in all its Indian richness. A whistleblower nervously drops in to share his suspicion about a senior colleague’s involvement in espionage with Jeevnathan, head of the security division of the Agency, India’s External Intelligence Service.