The Prime Target


Title: The Prime Target

Author: Jalaj Shrivastava

Publisher: Palimpsest Publishing House

ISBN: 978-93-82622-36-9

MRP: INR 495          US $30

Binding: Paperback

Category: Fiction

Number of pages: 404

Language: English

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The book promises excitement and delivers it wholeheartedly! Monk’s character is intriguing, ruthless, humane – and his journey as a man adds another dimension to the story. The script provides the reader an experience where he becomes part of the storyline as he ducks and swerves with the targets, or sits next to the assassin while the latter plots his next course of action.                                                                                                                               

Arvind Varma
Former Secretary, GOI

This thriller is set on a vast canvas covering many countries and continents. The twists and turns… keeps the readers enthralled. A page turner, it marks the emergence of Jalaj Shrivastava as a thriller writer of note.

K.K. Mathur
Former Secretary, GOI

An un-put-down-able page-turner that keeps you at the edge of your seat till the last word…. The author’s ability to weave a complex web of intrigue, crime, politics and planned murders, spread over a trans-national canvas, makes for a riveting read.

Neeraj Kumar
Retd. IPS, former Commissioner of Police, Delhi


About the Author

Jalaj Shrivastava – (born 8.2.1961) studied Physics during 1976-81 and then taught (during 1981-82) in St. Stephen’s College, Delhi before the plunge, joining IPS:83 and then IAS:84.  Living in New Delhi with his wife, son and bahurani, not to mention Bourbon the shih-tzu, he can be reached at

His first book ‘The Perfect Suicide’, is under print for second Edition, his third ‘The Dog who Spoke Too Much’, is under process.