The Story of My Assassins

By: Tejpal, Tarun

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"Spine chilling ... written with flair and clear-eyed acidity."
-- "The New Yorker"
Based on actual events, "The Story of My Assassins" tells the story of a journalist who learns that the police have captured five hitmen on their way to kill him. Landing like a bombshell on his comfortable life, just as he's started a steamy affair with a brilliant woman, the news prompts him to launch an urgent investigation into the lives of his aspiring murderers--a ragtag group of street thugs and village waifs--and their mastermind. Who wanted him dead, and why?
But the investigation forces him to reexamine his own life, too--to confront his own notion of himself, his job, and his treatment of the women in his life, as well as his own complex feelings about the country that crafted his would-be killers.
Part thriller and part erotic romance, full of dark humor and knife-edged suspense, The Story of My Assassins is a piercing literary novel that takes us from the lavish, hedonistic palaces of India's elite to its seediest slums. It is a novel of corruption, passion, power, and ambition; of extreme poverty and obscene wealth.
It is an awesome adventure into the heart of today's India.

Title: The Story of My Assassins

Author Name: Tejpal, Tarun

Categories: Crime Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: Brooklyn, Melville House Publishing: 2012

ISBN Number: 1612191622

ISBN Number 13: 9781612191621

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As new

Jacket Condition: as new Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0001358

Description: 529pp. 8vo. Signed twice by author: once on title page and again on dedication page with date "20/9/2012". Originally published in India by HarperCollins Publishers, India. Book has a complete number line, is unread, unmarked, clean, straight and has a Brodart jacket protector; a pristine copy.