HarperCollins India is pleased to have published veteran investigative journalist and India’s foremost and bestselling crime writer, S Hussain Zaidi’s exciting new thriller, Eleventh Hour, this June. The author of many chart-topping books, the chronicler of Mumbai’s underworld is back with this electrifying thriller, his first solo work of fiction in some time.
Speaking about the book, author S Hussain Zaidi said, ‘I’m very excited about Eleventh Hour, my tribute to my heroes, the men in uniform I’ve been fascinated by since childhood. I hope readers will enjoying reading this as much as I have writing it.’
Advance Praise for Eleventh Hour –
‘One of the finest writers in today’s times. He has the ability to bring alive his characters. I am a huge fan’ — Sanjay Dutt
‘Action-packed and dramatic, Eleventh Hour will grip you from start to finish’ — Kabir Khan
‘Mumbai’s prodigious chronicler of the underbelly of the maximum city’ — Adrian Levy
About Eleventh Hour –
There are two sides to every story…
New Delhi, 2017. It is nine years since the 26/11 terror attacks in Mumbai and the wounds have still not healed. Especially not for Superintendent of Police Vikrant Singh. Now with the National Investigation Agency, Vikrant manages a meeting with Pakistani High Commissioner Zakir Abdul Rauf Khan, who is on a visit to India. While Vikrant claims he only wants to appeal to Khan to speed up the process of bringing the culprits to book, he ends up landing a blow on the high commissioner’s face.
Meanwhile, in Bhopal, five members of the Indian Mujahideen, arrested by Vikrant for planning terrorist attacks in Mumbai, break out of the Central Jail. Vikrant, recently suspended for the incident that was a diplomatic disaster, is unofficially asked to assist the team tracking the escaped terrorists.
In another part of the country, a retired professor, a heartbroken ex-soldier and a young woman dealing with demons of her own embark on a journey of self-discovery aboard a cruise liner from Mumbai to Lakshadweep. Fate, however, has other plans, and the cruise liner is hijacked.
Racy and riveting, this is S. Hussain Zaidi at his best.
About the author – Hussain Zaidi is a veteran of investigative, crime and terror reporting in the Mumbai media. He has worked as resident editor at Asian Age, Mumbai; and editor, investigations, at Mumbai Mirror, Mid-day, and the Indian Express. He is the author of several bestsellers including Black Friday, Dongri to Dubai, Mafia Queens of Mumbai and Byculla to Bangkok. His latest work is Dangerous Minds. Several of his books have been adapted into movies including the eponymous Black Friday, directed by Anurag Kashyap; Shootout at Wadala, based on Dongri to Dubai, directed by Sanjay Gupta; and Phantom, based on Mumbai Avengers, directed by Kabir Khan. Hussain Zaidi is also associate producer for the HBO movie Terror in Mumbai, based on the 26/11 terror strikes.