by Neilay Khasnabish
My Rating: 3.5 Stars
Publisher: IndiLitt (January 15, 2018)
Publication Date: January 15, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Print Length: 203 pages
Available from: Amazon
‘The Poacher’ is a story of a police sub-inspector, George Hazarika, who explores the hidden world of poaching. George, who thinks there is a link between the murder of Dr. Hemant Saikia and poaching, visits Kaziranga as a photographer to solve the murder mystery. Dr. Hemant Saikia was an eminent wildlife enthusiast and editor of ‘The Kaziranga’. George stays among the local people of Kaziranga and discovers many hidden activities in there. Following all the clues that he got, he finally happens to solve the mystery.
Although the characters are fictional, this work is based on the author’s personal experience and research on poaching at Kaziranga. The story narrates the menace of poaching that has endangered the existence of the wildlife, and especially the existence of one horned rhinos.
The Poacher by Neilay Khasnabish
When a young police officer is suspended, it leave him time to investigate both the murder of a prominent doctor and a connection to the heinous and brutal poaching of rhino horns. Under the guise of being a photographer, George will travel the wilds of North East India, witness both its beauty and its horrors.
Neilay Khasnabish’s THE POACHER is like a travelogue of the unique beauty of India. Told in rich detail, there is a feeling of actually being there. The mystery portion almost becomes secondary to the poaching, which serves as a heartbreaking expose on the murder of an endangered and beautiful animal all in the name of greed.
We must ask ourselves, how long do we pretend this is not happening? How long will humans destroy for their own selfish gains?
While this is not a smooth flowing read, due to the fact that English is not the author’s first language, this is a tale of the loss of some of Earth’s greatest creations through poaching. Take the time to feel what the author is feeling as he takes us through a land most of us will never see. A sterling effort that could use a little polish to cross the language barrier to tighten up this tale, but so worth reading!
I received a complimentary copy from Neilay Khasnabish!