It's no secret that I enjoy non-fiction, so I was thrilled to receive a finished copy of The Siege: 68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel from Penguin recently.
This is a book written by journalists Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy, which recounts the siege of the Taj Hotel in Mumbai in 2008, detailing in a way that recounts multiple survivor's accounts and perspectives.
Hardcover, 352 pages
Expected publication: October 29th 2013 by Penguin Books
Synopsis via Goodreads:
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.
Look for my review soon!