Author: Aniruddha Bahal
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0571218997
A first novel by one of India's most famous investigative reporters, this fiction is world-class suspense of an entirely new kind. It heralds the arrival of a totally different direction for Indian fiction. A funky and fiercely contemporary novel of high-tech weaponry and hedonism.
MM is a thriller-seeker, a disgraced, self-destructive ex-army cadet with a taste for hard drugs and kinky sex, and a shrewd reporter who will do anything to get a story. His connections reach deep into the heart of India's unsavory political establishment, and into the Army, his current beat where his bravery earns the trust and admiration of even more unsavory sources.
Following Special Forces on a series of deadly missions on the Kashmiri border, MM confirms his suspicion that a rogue band of officers is smuggling drugs and captured weapons out of India's jungle frontier. When a raid on an enemy bunker uncovers an enormous cache of arms and high-grade heroin, the commander in charge taps MM to unload the goods and he finds himself enmeshed in an international net of gun-running , gang warfare, and double-dealing more dangerous than anything he has undertaken so far.
Cynical, knowing, highly capable, and deeply motivated, MM is an intriguing new postmodern hero.
A vividly created milieu is the key factor in the success of this arresting literary thriller.
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