Rakesh Kumar Singh is a serving officer with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). He has written seven books—both fiction and non-fiction, with the topics ranging from policing methodologies to Naxalism. He has written novels as well. Colours of Red (2021) and Lockdown Love (2022) were his novels, which were hugely appreciated. He has also written more than a hundred articles in leading newspapers and magazines on diverse subjects. In his twenty eight years of service in the CRPF, he has been awarded several medals and commendation discs by the government. He has served in conflict zones such as Kashmir and in the Northeast, besides in areas like Dantewada in Bastar, affected by Naxalism. He serves as a resource person to police academies. He has received the prestigious Govind Ballav Pant Puraskar for his books—Naxalwad aur Police ki Bhumika in 2011 and Naxalwad–Ankaha Sach in 2021. This is his seventh book.