But did Pradhan just get lucky or is there a larger plan at work? Why would Thhat risk coming to Nepal though he is still wanted there for an American girl's murder? What is the message he now desperately wants to get across to the American government? Pradhan tries to piece the puzzle together from what Thhat tells him - and leaves out. About the beginning of his career in crime as a teenager in France; the search for his Indian father; being drawn into the world of diamond smuggling; his 'chemistry' with his accomplice, the ravishing Ravina, together with whom he drugged, robbed and killed tourists in Thailand and India, before being caught and sent to Tihar. Did Thhat mastermind his own long imprisonment? Is he behind an international double-cross, involving the Taliban, his prison connections with Pakistani terrorists, and the CIA? Has Thhat finally been made to pay for his crimes - or is he just playing the biggest con of his life?
Farrukh Dhondy was born in 1944 in Pune. He is the author of a number of books including East End at Your Feet (1977), Poona Company (1980), Bombay Duck (1990) and The Bikini Murders (2008). He has also written screenplays for film and television, including Split Wide Open (1999) and The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey (2005).