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The Siege

Adrian Levy, Cathy Scott-Clark

Three days inside the Taj - with terrorists. A searing narrative account of the siege at Mumbai's Taj hotel.

Set inside the Taj Mahal Palace hotel in Mumbai from 9.30pm on November 26th 2008 to 6pm on November 29th 2008, The Burning Tower reads as a helter-skelter thriller threaded with powerful human stories. Events are told through a cast of real characters, by turns tragic and heroic, who were thrown together in the luxurious, century-old Taj: waiters, chefs, captains of industry, hedge funders, celebrities, tourists, policemen, special forces and Pakistani terrorists. The book reveals how the momentous assault came about, took hold of the hotel and was finally ended.

Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy are the authors of four books, most recently the acclaimed The Meadow: Kashmir 1995 - Where the Terror Began (Harper Press UK; Penguin India). Their books have been translated into 15 languages.

For 16 years they worked as foreign correspondents and investigative reporters for the Sunday Times and then 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 for British and American television; their most recent for Channel 4 Dispatches, on Pakistan's war on terror, City of Fear, was nominated for an award at the Edinburgh International Television Festival. Currently they are filming new projects in Myanmar and China.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
07/11/2013
Category
  • Politics and Current Affairs
Format TPS
234 x 153mm
Extent
352
US
Penguin Group US
Translation
Penguin
Rights sold
Russian
Film
David Godwin Associates Ltd
Serial
Penguin
Audio (Unabridged)
Penguin
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