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.
Actor and musician James Langton, an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestseller "The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud" by Julia Navarro and "The Demon's Lexicon" by Sarah Rees Brennan.