Authors: Shirish Thorat, Sachin Waze
9789385436666 | PB | pp. 218 | 2016 | Bloomsbury
A definitive account of David Headley and the Mumbai attacks, the book follows the trail of David Headley, a former drug addict turned trafficker and DEA agent, who forever changed India by orchestrating the Mumbai 2008 terror attacks.
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The Scout traces the journey of David Headley, son of a Pakistani aristocrat and an American mother who easily straddled both the Islamic and the western worlds. It is a tale of deception and deceit, of audacity and ingenuity and a detailed account of a man who coldly and systematically conducted a series of reconnaissance missions that perfected the deadliest terrorist attack ever on Indian soil and left some of Mumbai’s signature destinations scarred forever.
Set against the backdrop of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, which killed 173 people and wounded hundreds more, the book follows the trail of a drug addict turned trafficker and DEA informant who then joined the ranks of the Lashkar-e-Taiba, after being inspired by an LeT poster he saw in Pakistan appealing for funds to help take the jihad to India. From there he played a key role in orchestrating the 26/11 attacks.
Investigated by two professionals in the field of anti-terrorist operations, The Scout is a painstakingly researched and authentic account of the life and times of David Headley right until the time of his arrest whilst collaborating with the al-Qaeda and planning a public massacre in Denmark. Certainly, this human chameleon is worth a look: handsome, arrogant, his eyes mismatched—one blue and the other brown—as he fights for a life he has denied others.
The book includes previously unreleased documents, emails and pictures plus exclusive details which are guaranteed to fascinate everyone—from the lay reader to law enforcement and intelligence officials worldwide.
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About the Contributors
Shirish Thorat served with the Goa Police for a decade before travelling to UK to study at the Royal Military College of Science at Cranfield University. After a stint in the aviation sector in the Middle East he returned to India where he was a consultant subject matter expert in security and risk and also ventured into the innovative software applications sector for law enforcement agencies. Shirish is considered an authority on terrorism, money laundering and risk mitigation. He is also an ICAO certified aviation security professional. He now resides in New Jersey-USA where he is an independent contractor for risk/threat intervention. In the evenings he is found walking Maximus, his German shepherd in the park near his home.
Sachin Waze is a police officer in the Maharashtra Police Force. He had killed several gangsters of top criminal organisations like Chotta Rajan and Dawood Ibrahim’s D-Company. Sachin Waze had been instrumental in research of various books of well known authors such as Adrian Levy, Jason Burke and Hussain Zaidi. Sachin himself had written a Marathi bestseller (a book about the 26/11 attacks). Sachin Waze is an authority on cyber crime and has developed several analytical software’s. When not crisscrossing the country on his motorcycle, Sachin enjoys music by RD Burman and cricket.
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