Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11 by Sandeep Unnithan

Category: Non-fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers India
Rights: World rights available (excluding Indian subcontinent)

26 November 2008. Ten highly motivated and trained terrorists, armed with guns, grenades and improvised explosive devices, slip past coastal security cordons on India’s western seacoast in a fishing trawler. They board a rubber dinghy and disembark at Machhimar Nagar, Colaba, Mumbai. Over three agonizing days, India’s ‘Maximum City’ is brought to its knees as the fidayeen wreak unprecedented havoc at pre-selected landmarks, holding India’s commercial capital hostage. The attacks tested the mettle of India’s elite counter-terrorist force, the National Security Guard (NSG). Black Tornado, as the operation was called by the NSG, is the story of these men called into action in the hours following the most sensational terrorist attack the country has ever seen.