Mumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the world's most exclusive luxury hotels. For sixty-eight hours, hundreds were held hostage as shots rang out and an enormous fire raged. When the smoke cleared, thirty-one people were dead and many more had been injured. Only the courageous actions of staff and guests-including Mallika Jagad, Bob Nichols, and Taj general manager Binny Kang-prevented a much higher death toll. With a deep understanding of the region and its politics and a narrative flair reminiscent of Midnight in Peking, journalists Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy vividly unfold the tragic events in a real-life thriller filled with suspense, tragedy, history, and heroism.
About the Author
Cathy Scott-Clark is coauthor, with Adrian Levy, of four books, including The Meadow and The Amber Room. She has worked as a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter for the Sunday Times and has also coproduced, with Levy, several documentaries for American and British television.
Adrian Levy is coauthor, with Cathy Scott-Clark, of four books, including The Meadow and The Amber Room. He has worked as a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter for the Sunday Times and has coproduced, with Scott-Clark, several documentaries for American and British television.
James Langton is a voice actor and audiobook narrator as well as a producer and orchestra leader. His 2004 debut audiobook recording, Lloyd Alexander's The Book of Three: The Prydain Chronicles, earned him the first of several Earphones Awards.