Three informers. Murky bylanes of the underworld that hold the key to deadly terror plots. The chase for India's most wanted terrorist. The lives of three of Mumbai police's best informers collide in the shady bylanes of the underworld. It's a bad bad world. A world of crime, sex, drugs, murder and betrayal. He who lies lives to see the light of another day. A day replete with even greater risks. From shady underworld dealings to switching gang loyalties, the men graduate to selling information on terrorism. Then begins the chase...to catch India's most wanted terrorist: Riyaz Bhatkal, the man with the ominous track record of masterminding seven blasts in three years. The search takes them to the most unassuming yet dangerous terror hubs across India. With trust in short supply, time ticking away and the sword of Damocles over their heads, the men can only hope that they are not on a wild goose chase.
Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11
Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11 by Thomas Friedman
Longitudes and Attitudes is made up of the columns Friedman has published about September 11, the most momentous news story of our time, as well as a diary of his private experiences and reflections during his reporting on the post-September 11 world, as the author travels from Afghanistan to Israel to Europe to Indonesia to Saudi Arabia. More than any other journalist writing, Friedman gives voice to America's awakening sense of a radically new world and our own complex place in it.
House of the Tiger King
House of the Tiger King by Tahir Shah
In 1572, The Spanish Conquistadors stormed the Inca stronghold of Vilcamba in Peru,searching for treasure,only to find the city deserted,burned and stripped of its wealth.Myth has it that the Incas had retreated deep into the jungle where they built a magnificent, secret city.For centuries,adventurers and archaeologists have searched teh lost city, known locally as "The House of the Tiger King".
Falling victim to his obsession himself,Tahir Shah selects a motley team of desperados to explore the dense jungle in search of the lost city.As his thrilling but ultimately hapless quest unfolds,Shah is drawn to considering why such legends are so enduring.
The Bookseller of Kabul
The Bookseller of Kabul by Asne Seierstad
For more than twenty years, Sultan Khan has defied the authorities, whether communist or Taliban, to supply books to the people of Kabul. He has been arrested, interrogated, and imprisoned, and has watched illiterate Taliban soldiers burn piles of his books in the street.
In spring 2002 award-winning journalist Asne Seirstad spent four months living with the bookseller and his family.As Seirstad steps back form the page and let the Khans tell their stories,we learn of proposal and marriages,hope and fear,crime and punishment.The result is a unique portrait of a family and a country.