Book Review

Book Review: The Last Chai by Varun Tejwani


The year is 2019. The world, as we know today, is not the same anymore.

Blatant threats of war by ‘world leaders’ is the new normal. Gone are the days when mobilizing armies at borders, or aiming missiles at adversaries, was a rare phenomenon.

With every nation or their allies possessing nuclear weapons, victory through conventional means is no longer possible, paving way for covert warfare to emerge as the preferred weapon.

New Delhi is an easy target and Doshi, the unassailable supremo of the regime, is on the ‘hit list’. The threat assessment being at an all time high, Ajay Kaamte, the director of SPG (Special Protection Group), is tasked with protecting the PM.

Intelligence claims that the PM is susceptible to cyanide attacks and situation is grim, to say the least.

Will Doshiji survive to serve another term or will he very soon be having his last chai?


Cover: 3.5/5
Title: 4/5
Blurb: 3/5
Presentation: 4/5
Plot: 4.5/5

Final Rating: 4/5

The cover is the novel does uses some images which allows the readers to get the storyline in a crux. It could have been better designed, given the quality of the story.

The title in many ways relates to the story and the context of the person about whom it is written.

The plot is based on Indian political system. The names have been used in such a way that any person with some knowledge of Indian politics could understand it. The author, Varun Tejwani has done an marvellous work with his research as many incidents have actually happened within those dates ranges.
He has utilized his current affairs knowledge, his narration style, his vivid imagination and characters in such a manner that the plot comes out with flying colours.

The Narration is beautiful enough to keep the reader hooked throughout. In the beginning, You may take some time to understand the plot. But once you know the basis, you will enjoy the book to the fullest.

The language used is simple, the vocabulary could have been better but nonetheless, its one such thriller novel which should definitely be picked if you are into Political stuff and thriller novels.

All in all, it was a thriller experience reading this Politics based novel. Kudos to Varun Tejwani for such an amazing work.

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