One For The Top Cops


This in­ves­tiga­tive jour­nal­ist is prob­a­bly the only one who has in­ter­viewed Da­wood Ibrahim. Hus­sain Zaidi has fear­lessly fol­lowed the Mumbai un­der­world for decades. His books on the Mumbai mafia have not only been adapted on screen by film­mak­ers like Anurag Kashyap, San­jay Gupta and Kabir Khan, he has also got kid­napped in Iraq for his un­abashed un­earthing of the dark un­der­belly of Mumbai gang­sters. The noted crime writer has churned out best­sellers like Black Fri­day, Don­gri to Dubai, Mafia Queens of Mumbai and By­culla to Bangkok. And his new book Eleventh Hour is an­other thrilling ac­count now on stands, def­i­nitely the one a crime fic­tion junkie shouldn’t give a miss. Al­though the book is a fic­tion, the events are in­spired by the 26/11 ter­ror at­tacks in Mumbai with Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice, Vikrant Singh as its main pro­tag­o­nist. By the author’s own ad­mis­sion, the men in uni­form have been his inspiration for the book and is ded­i­cated to po­lice­men and in­tel­li­gence sleuths. In the world of in­ves­tiga­tive and crime lit­er­a­ture, Zaidi has his own le­gion of fans. And it’s only a mat­ter of time that we would watch Eleventh Hour on screen.

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