Book Review: Diablo by Douglas Misquita

Review: Diablo by Douglas Misquita

Author: Douglas Misquita
ISBN: 978-9352655021, 9352655028

Buy from:


Diablo, by Douglas Misquita, takes you on the next adventure of Haunted famed FBI agent, Kirk Ingram, whose family was murdered before his eyes. Driven by grief, guilt and nightmares, Ingram continues his relentless war against organised crime.

Blurb from Diablo:

The Migrant Crisis threatens the European Union with rising intolerance, disintegration and violence.

Driven by disillusionment, revenge, and a lack of faith in existing migration policies, The Council wields a horrific solution to the problem: an ethnic bio-weapon, Diablo.

FBI agent, Kirk Ingram stumbles upon their heinous scheme and is in a race against the clock to stop the genocide.

But when Diablo is seized by the United States, Ingram must join forces with The Council to prevent an even greater atrocity from being unleashed upon the world.

Diablo, by Douglas Misquita, deals with the very real and very current global immigrant crisis and genocide problem. While on the one hand, there are armored vehicles, modern weaponry, and futuristic technology (bio-genetics, space programs, artificial intelligence), on the other, the author portrays, with equal authenticity, the inhumane horror and suffering experienced by natives of a war-torn nation, fleeing in search of a better life, leaving behind everything familiar, everything they've ever possessed. You also get to see the other side of this immigrant crisis - the socio-economic problems created by illegal migrants in the host countries, and the resultant fear they generate among the natives of those countries.

The way Misquita has covered this from so many angles, shows that he's not just an "action writer" any more. Yes, he can describe his weapons and choreograph jaw-dropping action sequences, but he can also get into his characters' minds now. The book speaks of research into places, current socio-political events, artillery, technology, and also human psychology now. So another step in the right direction.

Diablo is much slower paced than Misquita's earlier novels, especially in the first half, but it is so much more violent and hard-hitting. The plight of the immigrants makes you squirm in anger at the helplessness and injustice of it all. The fights have become nastier and bloodier, and, at the same time, a lot more creative with the use of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence. The character sketches are gaining depth and are becoming more relatable.

Misquita attempted adding a bit of humour this time, but that didn't come out as confidently as the rest of his writing. His narrations read like a pro's work, but the dialogues seemed amateurish. Also, some of the details in the narration were too technical and went over my head. So I couldn't visualize those scenes as vividly as the rest of the book.

Diablo maintains its suspense right till the end though. The climax was totally unexpected and exceptionally strong. Being a fan of English action movies, I have seen so many explosions on screen. But the one Misquita creates at the end of Diablo beats them all. An extra half star just for that!

My rating: 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.

Buy more books by Douglas Misquita from: Flipkart | |

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book for reviewing, but that has, in no way, affected my rating and opinions.

Here's more in Books.

(Continued below sponsored content) Protection Status

Let me know you visited me. Leave a comment!

And if you enjoyed reading this post, then please SHARE it. You can use the following buttons for sharing. Thank you! :)

Sign-up for my FREE Weekly Email Newsletter

  • Get all my updates directly in your inbox.
  • Get tips, ideas, humour, & recommendations.
  • Get your weekly dose of inspiration and positivity.
  • Get Exclusive BONUS Stuff every month!

"One blog that I keep coming back to! Witty, introspective, fun, insightful..." - Amrapali Dixit

Your details will only be used to send what you sign up for. Here's my Privacy Policy.
Please tick the box above to give your consent.

Want to Add Something?

Menaka said...

Good review that! I liked the blurbs, its like reading the notes after a chapter in academics and serves the purpose well too. I really loved the truthfulness in your review chicky, great to connect here.

Chicky Kadambari said...

Thank you, Menaka! Good to connect with you too! See you around! :)

Amrita Basu Misra said...

A very hard hitting tale. I loved your review and the comotion you made with earlier tales

Rachna said...

Honest review. Seems like an interesting book.

Chicky Kadambari said...

Thank you, Amrita. I've been a fan of Misquita since his first novel. Have reviewed them all here.

Chicky Kadambari said...

It totally was, Rachna, if you like action books.

Rajlakshmi said...

I haven't read any of Misquita's works so not familiar with his writing. I liked the storyline, sounds very intense to me. You have reviewed the book well.

Chicky Kadambari said...

Thanks Raji. I'm not sure if his books are available in Australia yet. But I enjoyed all of them so far. He's like the Dan Brown of India. I'm looking forward to his next book.

Post a Comment

Hi! Please share your views/queries on this article here.

You can comment with your Google Account (gmail ID).

To receive email reply to your comment, check the "Notify me" box below the comment box.

And don't forget to sign-up for my FREE Email Newsletter! (Don't worry, I hate spam too!)