A single shot was followed by a shrill scream. A door was kicked open. Then another shot. Along the corridor they were executing people. Should they hide or try to get out? 'We're going to die,' Will whispered to Kelly, surprised that he had said it out loud. Neither of them wanted to seem weak. He leapt up. 'Get behind the door!'
Amit Peshave stood frozen in the centre of his ground floor restaurant, having just spotted a gunman hovering outside. The man looked no older than him. Amit knew that if he ran, he would draw the gunman's attention, but if he stayed put, he would certainly die. Behind him, more than fifty diners sat waiting for him to make the call . .
About the Author
Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy are the authors of four books, most recently the acclaimed The Meadow: Kashmir 1995 - Where the Terror Began. For 16 years they worked as foreign correspondents and investigative reporters for the Sunday Times and the Guardian. In 2009 the One World Trust named them British Journalists of the Year, having won Foreign Correspondents of the Year in 2004. They co-produce documentaries which have been nominated at the Amnesty International Media Awards and the Edinburgh International Television Festival, and longlisted at the BAFTAs. Currently they are filming several new projects in South Asia.
Compulsive and brilliantly researched. Reads like a fast-paced thriller -- William Dalrymple Totally unputdownable, utterly absorbing - a minute-by-minute account of a hotel under onslaught. Here we have hostages, police and terrorists; their every fateful action and decision; the moments of sheer chaos and the crucial seconds of clarity -- Paul French, author of the Dagger and Edgar Award-winning Midnight in Peking Meticulously researched, beautifully written: an unstoppable read. This is not your ordinary thriller -- Ahmed Rashid, author of Descent into Chaos A heart-pounding read and an investigative tour de force, The Siege is an essential primer on terror in the 21st Century. It shows where mass-murderers come from, how they think and what it is like to be caught in the cross-hairs of their madness -- Blaine Harden, author of Escape from Camp 14 Propulsive, intense, exceedingly well-reported ... a tragedy and a thriller with concussive human and political resonance. I read it in what felt like three blinks New York Times Heartrending, chilling, compelling, astonishing ... as action-packed as any thriller and so hard to put down that it must surely end up as a movie Sunday Times An investigative masterpiece... so vivid it ought to be a movie -- Tina Brown
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 25th June 2014
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1