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LION – Escape from Russia

The rich detail and graphic storytelling illustrate a gripping and awesome tale that Misquita beautifully crafted for his readers to enjoy, and enjoy it I did.

Literary Titan


Weaving the background of the Syrian War with the political shenanigans and realities of the stances of both Syria and Russia, this story is compelling and addicting – a very fine thriller from an artist who knows his trade.

- Grady Harp

Lion - Escape from Russia is one of those “hold on to your seat” kind of books because it gets real, really fast. Douglas Misquita has an astonishing ability to bring his characters to life and their fight to you.

- Goodreads.com

This book is not for the faint of heart, it is a thrilling ride, that will take you places you had never imagined and the journey there is dark and dangerous.

- Goodreads.com

This is a great read with well-developed characters and an exciting journey through some very harrowing ordeals.

- Jimmy Jefferson (Goodreads.com)

The Immortality Trigger

Winner of Literary Titan’s SILVER AWARD.

“These literary awards are given to books and authors that have astounded and amazed us with unique writing styles, vivid worlds, complex characters, and original ideas. These books deserve extraordinary praise and we are proud to acknowledge the hard work, dedication, and imagination of these talented authors. See a list of our award winning authors here.”
The Silver Award is bestowed on books that expertly deliver complex characters, intricate worlds, and thought provoking themes. The ease with which the story is told is a reflection of the author’s talent in exercising fluent, powerful, and appropriate language.


The fact that I'm mistaken for a German author says something about my research. Check this review.

An epic adventure

- Chicky Kadambari

With this work, [Douglas Misquita] has already given a tough competition to the established thriller writers

- Archit Ojha

Make this into a movie!

- Omstavan Samant

A powerhouse medical thriller with all the right ingredients: a secret order, illicit wonder drugs and a relentless hero that never gives up. Highly recommended

- bestthrillers.com

For fans of epic thrillers, Douglas Misquita may well be the next binge read.

Lydia Peever

‘The Immortality Trigger’ cemented in my mind why Douglas Misquita is my favourite Indian thriller author.

- Newton Lewis


Douglas Misquita is a spider. An artful and talented spider. In ‘Diablo’ he weaves a splendid tale of international conspiracy, intrigue and high speed action and weaves it tight! … Highly recommended!

– Venkatesh S.

Highly recommended. A spectacular ripped-from-the-headlines thriller about terrorism and the global migrant crisis.

4 out of 5. Diablo, by Douglas Misquita, is yet another episode of myriad of characters, from varying social and geographic backgrounds, astutely interwoven together, into a gripping action thriller.
Chicky Kadambari

Fans of political, thrillers, action and suspense genres will find this a fun read.
Charity Tober

The book is certainly a good read and manages to be exciting from start to the finish

Read this one if you’re looking for a great action thriller or love cop novels.

Douglas Misquita has used a great mix of technology and modern day problem to create an entertaining and thought provoking thriller.
Payal Sinha

The plot has drama, thrill, some mystery, twists and turns, some witty lines but above all touches the serious topic on the global stage.

Peppered with futuristic bio technology and research, Diablo showcases another dimension of Douglas Misquita's writing capabilities and understanding on how it conforms into the socio-political landscape.
Dallyn Misquita

Any action genre lover would surely enjoy this book. I am surprised there are no movies yet on Douglas Misquita's books.
Omstavan Samant

Well written ... tight edge-of-the-seat action drama... the story line is well thought out and the book definitely is a good read.
Hemantkumar Jain

The Apocalypse Trigger

It all seems very Dan Brown-meets-Charles Brokaw
– Anish Kohli

Amazing book with expertly written action scenes and a plot which leaves you craving for more!

... a wholesome adventure riveted with action, tech and the good ole apocalyptic plan
Dallyn Misquita

4.5 out of 5. ...is a must-read page-turner for all action lovers. It will be almost impossible to put this book down once you've started on it.
Chicky Kadambari

Misquita is a prolific author; he is creating his own oeuvre in the action-adventure-thriller genre, and uses history, technology and fiction quite effectively.
Roshmi Sinha

I am not easily impressed and this one easily impressed me. I appreciate the attention to detail and the research that an author does while writing books ... you feel it while reading.
Hemantkumar Jain

...if you are a action lover then go ahead and read this book.

It’s a perfect Hollywood script, the plot is excellent and the writing style is totally different.
Nitin Vadher

I felt like watching a Hollywood movie while reading this book!!! Author's vivid narration made reading exciting and fast moving!!!
Saravanan Pandi

Secret of the Scribe

I think India has got his (sic) own Dan Brown as Douglas Misquita. I highly recommend this book to thriller and mystery lovers.
– Nitin Vadher

Youth Magazine November 2014 review  by Purva Indulkar

...reveals the strength of his writing as well as flexibility in dealing with an almost futuristic story.
Shana Susan

You know you are in the hands of an adequate and efficient writer
Mandar Talvekar

3/5 for Douglas Misquita's second offering, 'Secret of the Scribe'
Amit Kumar Gupta

Fast-paced and un-put-down-able, I give this book ***/5
Samarpita Sharma

An excellent read, this book is fast paced and very difficult to put down
Omstavan Samant

Recommending this gripping storyline that is fast paced, thrilling and laced with enough oomph to keep you glued
Hitesh Ratnani

This book is difficult to put down, so I would recommend reading it over the weekend. It has a gripping story-line combined with a fast pace
Newton Lewis

Even if you have several swashbucklers sitting on your 'to be read' list, don't miss this one!
Roshmi Sinha

A gripping story line, combined with a fast pace. It is quite difficult to put this book down once you start on it.
- Chicky Kadambari


No doubt there are plenty of authors that write action/ thrillers, but unfortunately, such genre authors are scarce in India. This was before Haunted happened; a rare gem by Douglas Misquita!

– Karthik

Move over CB and the host of writers who think they can write, Douglas is a star story teller. 
Samarpita Sharma

A racy, interesting, graphic, cogent, un-put-downable international action-thriller début novel which is a delight to read!
Reema Shaw

This is most definitely going at the top of my recommendations list. 
Molly Edwards

Douglas Misquita has written a heart-stopping action novel. 
Sandie Kirkland

Described in such detail that you cannot help but become enthralled with the narrative.
Jennifer Chatham

As the plot unfolds, you seem to be seated on a roller coaster ride; thrilling to an extent that it would seem to appear to you from nowhere.
- Bastab Chakraborthy

Treating the book like a lurid thriller, the author goes for an audacious tone and a brisk pace, grabbing your attention from the very word go.
Amit Kumar Gupta

While you read, every word seeps in to your imagination and creates a vivid picturesque [sic] in your head.
- Hitesh Ratnani

Is an excellent action-packed book, and nowhere does it give the impression that it's the first published work of the author.
- Chicky Kadambari

It’s almost impossible to believe that “Haunted” is the first published work of Douglas Misquita 
Naman Kapur

Doffing my hat at Douglas' caliber as an action-thriller writer, the meticulous research, the erudite language, the taut narrative...
Roshmi Sinha

Non-stop explosive gun-battles, car chases, double-crossing thugs, and a full cast of dispensable characters carry the plot of this emotion-packed story to an unexpected surprise ending. 
Richard Blake

You might even find yourself ducking from whizzing bullets and flying shrapnel.... precise descriptions and action sequences makes Haunted a thrilling read and brings Hollywood home.... A 7/10 for Haunted.
- Dallyn Misquita

A well-researched and well thought-out book, with enough twists and turns to keep you occupied, enough drama to keep you engaged
Sakhi Shah

The style of writing makes you feel like you're right there - you'll probably want to duck to make sure you don't get hit by a stray bullet!
- Newton Lewis

A wonderful novel by Douglas Misquita, an author who seemed seasoned rather than a 1st timer, and one who knew how to weave a tale.
Aarti Krishnakumar

It is truly a book you would like to finish in one read as you can’t put it down.
- Akshay Menon

Douglas pulls no punches, writes as he sees it, without patronising or condescending and is intensely readable, imaginatively compelling about modern day international terrorism.
- Jude Gomes

Very racy, enjoyable and different from other Indian authors. Managed to keep my interest up and the pages turning.
- Ralph Pais

Weaved together with in-depth knowledge and research, the author, with exceptional descriptive knowledge focuses on the evils of international terrorism and crime.
- Richard Dmello

The plot is very carefully crafted and keeps you engrossed till the final pages.
- Joe D'Lima

Showcases a writer who can skillfully mix the ingredients to achieve a story he desires.
Mandar Talvekar

Haunted is one book that totally fits the category of a super ecstatic thriller novel.
Shana Susan

Read, read... and read

One of the golden rules to observe while writing a book is... read other books. For it is while reading that an author learns and improves. It may be as little as a new word, or as complex as an idea to evolve a character's journey through the story.

I find that my mood and writing style is influenced by the book I'm currently reading. It manifests across chapters to varying degrees. A couple of times, another story reveals a plot hole in my own; or, I cringe at what does not work; ponder how I can infuse a variant of an exciting element; find the solution to the mire I've written myself into. But really, in every book I read, I do a retrospective, and ask myself, "What entertained me in that story?"

Here are some of the books that I've been reading... Are you reading something exciting? I'd like to know; maybe I'll give it a shot.

The Forgotten Holocaust
The Mockingbird Drive
The Runner
The Switch
Kill Shot
Trigger Break
Longshot In Missouri
The Gunslinger
Gunship Ace: The Wars of Neall Ellis, Gunship Pilot and Mercenary
Sign of the Cross
Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is Shaping our Future
True-Life Adventure
In The Name of God

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