Book I of the 7even Series
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…



"​​​​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."
- Kirkus Reviews
"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  
The magazine of the Indian Armed Forces
"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. 



When I began writing, I'd scribble notes in an old diary. The habit of scribbling hasn't changed, though now I do it on my iPad. The advantage of that is that I know exactly when the journey began which led to Sniper's Eye- on October 9, 2016 at 10:25AM, with the scribbled notes you see here. Don't worry if you can't decipher my handwriting, most people can't but I liked the portion I circled in red- those words, almost unchanged, are the first few words of Sniper's Eye.
For Sniper’s Eye I did a lot of research into interesting things like how to make an improvised bomb out of a lighter or what would happen if you put AK-47 shells on a frying pan. As the old adage goes, you should write what you know and the unarmed combat I portray in Sniper’s Eye and in my other novels is largely born out of personal experience and observation. I’ve learned Karate for many years and hold a Black Belt in it.
One of the characters in Sniper's Eye is a retired Intelligence Bureau officer called MK Dhar. MK Dhar was my father and the character is very closely modelled on him! He was actually a highly decorated Intelligence Officer and a best selling author, and he did love to cook, like the character in the book! He passed away in 2012, and my weaving him into Sniper’s Eye is my way of paying homage to him, and also reuniting him virtually with his grandson. The main character, Aaditya, is named after my son.