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 trained as an actor at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and later as a musician at the Guildhall School in London. He has worked in radio, film and television, also appearing in theater in England and on Broadway. James was born in York, England and now lives in New York City.