The Bard of Blood


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.

Why read this? 
ISI. Terrorists. Blood-curdling chases. The mystic land of Balochistan. If these aren’t enough, the author Bilal Siddiqi is just 20 years old and still a student in Mumbai. Also, if you’re heard of or read S. Hussain Zaidi, you know what to expect from his research on crime and the underworld. We think it would be terribly interesting to read a thriller from young Bilal’s point of view, situated very aptly in Balochistan. Chill the summer with some thrill, accompanied by a glass of melon juice!
Genre: Fiction/Thriller
Release: March 2015
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Aspiring author, frequent blogger, freelance editor, book critic, movie buff, mihidana fanatic. Lives in Pune. Before the above titles, I was a PhD dropout in Soil Science from the US of A, which rather coerced me into switching gears and professions. I work in both English and my mother tongue Bengali.

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