26th November, 2008: A seemingly ordinary day in Mumbai, when people were busy with their everyday routine. Little did everyone know, that a terror attack, insurmountable in magnitude, would rock the bustling city. No one had anticipated the onslaught that the merciless terrorists would unleash upon Mumbai, and neither did Rahul Bhatt: a struggling actor in this city of dreams. Headley and I is written from this young man�s perspective, wherein he talks about his close relationship with David Headley, one of the prime conspirators of the attacks.
In this book, author S. Hussain Zaidi goes behind the scene of the gruesome drama that unfolded on that fateful day, shedding light on the drama that unfolded before and after the attacks on Hotel Taj and Trident. Most importantly, Zaidi delves into the camaraderie that Rahul shared with Headley. The young man had grown up not knowing what a father�s support and love feels like.
That void in his life was filled by David Headley, a Pakistani national, who could easily pass off as an American. His one eye was green, and the other brown. Rahul, however, was not aware, that just like eyes, Headley�s personality too had dual colours. Filled with a rich narrative that encompasses respect, deceit, terror, drama and death of innocent civilians, Headley and I is crime fiction in its most humane form.
S. Hussain Zaidi has received numerous accolades for his crime-based novels such as Mafia Queens of Mumbai, Dongri to Dubai, Black Friday and Byculla to Bangkok. Having worked in media companies like The Asian Age, Mid-Day and Mumbai Mirror, Zaidi brings a raw, journalistic appeal to all his stories to provide a riveting tale, which remains forever etched in public memory.
Published by Harper in English, this edition of Headley and I is available in paperback. It has an ISBN 10 number of 9350295725, and an ISBN 13 number of 9789350295724. You can now buy the book online and read about the events that built up to the disastrous terrorist attacks of 26/11.