Something is brewing in the valleys of Kashmir. It is 1997, and terror and bloodshed have become constants in Kashmir. But there is a scent of something catastrophic as the cold winds of Kashmir bring with them strange bits of news and intelligence from all over India. Even as various officials from the mammoth machinery of the Indian government try to untangle the intricate web of terror propagated by the Hizbul Mujahideen, ten insurgents stealthily breach India’s boundaries intent on fighting for what they believe is a righteous cause. When Judy Brooks, a British Information Management Attaché with the UN Military Observation Group in India and Pakistan, decides to visit Kashmir on an inspection tour with her assistant Gus Freeman, she is quickly caught between the intricate manoeuvres of India’s intelligence agencies and the terrorists determined to create havoc. Her only hope is Major Vyom Pokriyal of the Indian Army – Veep to his fellow soldiers – and his trusted Black Dogs. In this game of cat and mouse, will it take the bite of a dog to save the day?
About the Author
Sanjay Bahadur’s debut novel, The Sound of Water, was longlisted for the Man Asian Literary Prize and has been published in the US and in Italy. His second novel, HUL : Cry Rebel, was published in 2013. Sanjay is an officer of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) and is presently the Commissioner of Income Tax in Mumbai.