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.
Yemen : Travels in Dictionary Land by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
Arguably the most fascinating but least known country in the Arab world,Yemen has a way of attracting comment that ranges from the superficial to the wildly fictitious.Crossing mountain,desert,ocean and three millenia of history,Tim Mackintosh-Smith portrays hyrax hunters and dhow skippers,a noseless regicide,and a sword-wielding tyrant with a passion for Heinz Russian salad.
This book is an Arabian grand tour in which every page is dashed-like the land it describes-with the marvellous.
Hot, Flat,and Crowded
Hot, Flat,and Crowded by Thomas L. Friedman
Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the astonishing expansion of the world?s middle class through globalization have produced a planet that is ?hot, flat, and crowded.? Already the earth is being affected in ways that threaten to make it dangerously unstable. In just a few years, it will be too late to fix things--unless the United States steps up now and takes the lead in a worldwide effort to replace our wasteful, inefficient energy practices with a strategy for clean energy, energy efficiency, and conservation that Friedman calls Code Green.
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
In Fooled by Randomness, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a professional trader and mathematics professor, examines what randomness means in business and in life and why human beings are so prone to mistake dumb luck for consummate skill. This eccentric and highly personal exploration of the nature of randomness meanders from the court of Croesus and trading rooms in New York and London to Russian roulette, Monte Carlo engines, and the philosophy of Karl Popper.