Bilal Siddiqi is the author of three books, Bard of Blood, The Kiss of Life, co-authored with Emraan Hashmi, and The Stardust Affair. He wrote his debut novel, Bard of Blood, when he was only nineteen. It has now been adapted as an original series for Netflix, of which he is the creator; he has also worked on the screenplays. He is working on his fourth book and screenplays for a few feature films and series.
Delhi's power circles are shocked to discover that ex-RAW chief Sadiq Sheikh has been murdered. Kabir Anand is settling into his new life as a professor of Shakespeare studies 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 was forced to leave RAW because of a disastrous mission in Balochistan in 2006-part of India's covert support of the Baloch 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. A gripping thriller, researched with the assistance of the US and Indian intelligence agents, war correspondents and crime writer S. Hussain Zaidi.
'Doles out wit, suspense and gripping twists in equal measure'