The Siege

The Siege : 68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel

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Mumbai, 2008. On the night of November 26, Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists attacked targets throughout the city, including the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, one of the world's most exclusive luxury hotels. For sixty-eight hours, hundreds were held hostage as shots rang out and an enormous fire raged. When the smoke cleared, thirty-one people were dead and many more had been injured. Only the courageous actions of staff and guests-including Mallika Jagad, Bob Nichols, and Taj general manager Binny Kang-prevented a much higher death toll. With a deep understanding of the region and its politics and a narrative flair reminiscent of Midnight in Peking, journalists Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy vividly unfold the tragic events in a real-life thriller filled with suspense, tragedy, history, and heroism.
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 137 x 163 x 27mm | 79g
  • Old Saybrook, CT, United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 1452615802
  • 9781452615806

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"Narrator James Langton is clear and measured in chronicling the coordinated attack on the luxurious Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, Oberoi Trident, Leopold Cafe, and other locations of significance in Mumbai by members of a Pakistani terrorist organization." ---AudioFile
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About Adrian Levy

Adrian Levy is coauthor, with Cathy Scott-Clark, of four books, including "The Meadow" and "The Amber Room." He has worked as a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter for the "Sunday Times" and has coproduced, with Scott-Clark, several documentaries for American and British television. Cathy Scott-Clark is coauthor, with Adrian Levy, of four books, including "The Meadow" and "The Amber Room." She has worked as a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter for the "Sunday Times" and has also coproduced, with Levy, several documentaries for American and British television.
Actor and musician James Langton, an "AudioFile" Earphones Award winner, has performed many voice-overs and narrated numerous audiobooks, including the international bestseller "The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud" by Julia Navarro and "The Demon's Lexicon" by Sarah Rees Brennan.
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