Author: Dawood Ali McCallum
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0143100521
‘The name is Armitage Shanks, a bad joke at the best of times, which this surely isn’t. The name is Armitage Shanks, and tomorrow I’m going to die.’
Mumbai-based telecaster Taz Dhar receives a letter written by a stranger moments before his execution in some dank, dirty and cruel prison somewhere in the world.
The writer of the message appears to bear the improbable name: Armitage Shanks. Who was he? Where did he die? And why was he put to death?
As Taz pursues the answers, compelled by a journalist’s clinical compassion, she is drawn into a world where few people are quite what they seem and nowhere is quite as it first appears. Threatened but resolute, she is on a collision course with an all-powerful and unforgiving state unable to distinguish between dissent and terrorism.
Then there’s the problem with booze… And her boredom with the bland men in her life. It’s not easy being Taz Dhar.
Especially when she discovers the most horrifying truth of all…
By the author of the historical novel The Lords of Alijah, this story crosses four continents in a bleak world where those considered a threat to the even order of things can be spirited across borders and lost forever.