The valiant never taste of death but once / a gripping thriller, researched with the assistance of US and Indian intelligence agents, war correspondents and the crime writer S. Hussain Zaidi. Delhi’s power circles are shocked to discover ex – RAW boss Sadiq Sheikh has been murdered. Kabir Anand is settling into his new life as a professor of Shakespeare in Mumbai, when a call from the PMO thrusts him back into the world he is trying to forget. A brilliant agent who served under Sadiq Sheikh, Kabir has been forced to leave RAW because of a disastrous mission in Balochistan in 2006 – part of Indias covert support of the Balochi rebels. Kabir must now revisit those ghosts, avenge his mentor and face his deadliest enemies – Mullah Omar and the ISI – while racing against time to save his country.