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    The Siege: The Attack on the Taj Adrian Levy , Cathy Scott-Clark

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    1 November 2013
    On 26 November 2008, four terrorists entered the Taj Mumbai and took over the hotel. What followed was nearly three days of terror as the world watched the great hotel go up in flames. Now comes the ultimate account of that attack. Telling the stories of guests, staff, police and the National Security Guard and piecing together transcripts of calls between the terrorists and their handlers. The Siege takes you right into the war zone, showing you what it was like to be in the Taj on those fateful days. Here are heart-stopping stories of guests and staff of a couple about to celebrate their wedding, a British-Cypriot shipping magnate whose state-of the art yacht is docked in front of the hotel and a young Taj employee who survives because of a stranger's phone call. Here too are revelations about the training of the terrorists, Headley's double game and the shocking incompetence of the Indian security forces. Terrifying, gripping and deeply moving.

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    About the Author

    Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy are the authors of four books, most recently the acclaimed The Meadow, about the 1995 Kashmiri kidnapping that changed the face of modern terrorism. For sixteen years they worked as foreign correspondents and investigative reporters for the Sunday Times and the Guardian. In 2009 the One World Trust named them British Journalists of the Year, having won Foreign Correspondents of the Year in 2004. They co-produce documentaries, including Kashmir's Torture Trail, winner of a 2013 Amnesty International Media Award. Currently they are filming several new projects in South Asia. 

    Product details

    • Paperback: 344 pages
    • Publisher: Penguin (1 November 2013)
    • Language: English
    • ISBN-10: 0143420100
    • ISBN-13: 978-0143420101
    • Product Dimensions: 22.2 x 15.2 x 2.6 cm