Author: Aniruddha Bahal
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0571217427
War, murder, drug smuggling and gunrunning-when you are a disgraced and hedonistic ex-army cadet who has reinvented yourself as a shrewd reporter, how far will you be willing to go? With connections that run deep into the unsavoury heart of India’s political establishment, MM soon finds himself on the Kashmiri border following the Indian Special Forces and uncovering some sordid secrets. Deeply enmeshed in a dangerous game of double-dealing and betrayal, MM is the postmodern antihero of Bunker 13, the debut novel from one of the India’s most famous investigative reporters, and a world-class thriller of an entirely new kind.
One of the most enjoyably demented books I have read in a long time.
- Chris Power, The Times
Fascinating, energized and quite a mindfuck, It picks you up and whips you round like a whirlwind.
-Omer Ali, Time Out
Inspiring, Much like The Naked and the Dead, Bunker 13 is elevated by first-hand authenticity.
-Burhan Wazir, Observer
Combines elements of an international thriller with a fictional expose of corruption in the ranks of the Indian government, Descriptions of Mehta’s relentless pursuit of pleasure do call to mind the exhilarating power of Irvine Welsh’s fictional debut.
Greg Eden, Scotland on Sunday
India’s grown-up answer to M A S H; it’s just as funny, farcical and ferocious.
-Geordie Greig, Literary Review