March, 2011 - In the pine forest that marks the No Man's Land along the volatile India-Pakistan border, leopards roam freely across enemy lines, instigating fear in a pair of rival soldiers who are each guarding an illegal post and trying desperately to follow the strict orders they've been given: Don't shoot.
Lt. Sharma is a 25-year-old Indian rookie, fresh out of military training school and longing to return home. Captain Khan is a war-weary Pakistani veteran whose only desire is to be left alone with his thoughts. When the men are suddenly forced to acknowledge one another's presence, their nerves begin to fray and their tempers fly high. Sharma and Khan launch into a fierce duel of wits and egos that can only end when one of them dies.
Gripping tale of 2 soldiers
Story flowed well, kept me intrigued and subplots came together for an unexpected end..the author succeeded in guiding me through experiences of 2 soldiers from opposing sides guarding a post and their physical and emotional struggles..