ISBN 9780143418726,The Rataban Betrayal

The Rataban Betrayal



Penguin India Publication

Publication Year 2013

ISBN 9780143418726

ISBN-10 0143418726


Number of Pages 350 Pages
Language (English)

Suspense and Thriller

An American agent is shot in cold blood, in the sleepy town of Mussoorie. His killing is linked to the deaths of two guards at a remote Indo-Tibetan Border Police outpost. Both the CIA and RAW respond immediately, sending highly trained undercover agents to investigate. Colonel Afridi, who keeps an eagle eye on India's high-altitude borders, notices signs of dangerous activity along frozen Himalayan frontiers, echoing the treacherous history of a mountain called Rataban. Then, even as the picturesque calm of the hill station erupts with brutal violence, Afridi and the two agents piece together a bloody conspiracy of revenge and murder that could shake the very foundations of peace in the world.
About the Author
Stephen Alter has published fifteen books of fiction and non-fiction. He was born in Mussoorie, India, where he currently lives and writes. For ten years he taught creative writing at MIT and, before that, he was director of the writing program at the American University in Cairo. He has received numerous honours for his writing, including fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the East-West Centre in Hawaii and the Fulbright Program.