Hussain Zaidi's new novel, a tribute to men in uniform
Crime writer Hussain Zaidi pays tribute to the men in uniform in his new novel "Eleventh Hour". He said, "Since childhood, I was fascinated by men in uniform. At that time, I used to think that we could sleep peacefully because of all these heroes I would read about, men like Shahwaz Ali Mirza and Vikrant Singh." The novel is published by HarperCollins India.
Book is inspired by real life incidents
The book is inspired by and derived from real-life events, a vast stash of RDX that has remained undiscovered since the Mumbai serial blasts of 1993 and the agencies totally clueless about it. Other incidents include the jailbreak in Bhopal of five men; the hijacking of an Indian ship and a commercial vessel by Somali pirates, and Pakistan's designs to spread terror in India.
A brief about Hussain Zaidi
Hussain Zaidi, who has done investigative, crime, and terror reporting in various newspapers, is the author of several books including "Black Friday", "Dongri to Dubai", "Mafia Queens of Mumbai", and "Byculla to Bangkok". Several of his books have been adapted into movies including the eponymous "Black Friday", directed by Anurag Kashyap; and "Shootout at Wadala", based on "Dongri to Dubai", directed by Sanjay Gupta.