Bombay Monsoon

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Pub Date 06 Dec 2022 | Archive Date Not set

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The last thing Danny wants to see published is his obituary

The year is 1975. Danny Jacobs is an ambitious, young American journalist who’s just arrived in Bombay for a new assignment. He’s soon caught up in the chaos of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s domestic “Emergency.”

Willy Smets is Danny’s enigmatic expat neighbor. He’s a charming man, but with suspicious connections. As a monsoon drenches Bombay, Danny falls hard for Sushmita, Smets’s beguiling and clever lover—and the infatuation is mutual.

"The Emergency," a virtual coup by the prime minister, is only the first twist in the high-stakes drama of Danny’s new life in India. The assassination of a police officer by a Marxist extremist, as well as Danny’s obsession with the inscrutable Sushmita, conspire to put his career—and life—in jeopardy. And, of course, the temptations of Willy Smets’s seductive personality sit squarely at the heart of the matter.

Democracy is fragile and the lines of loyalty and betrayal often cross and cannot be untangled.

Perfect for fans of Ken Follett and Steve Berry
The last thing Danny wants to see published is his obituary

The year is 1975. Danny Jacobs is an ambitious, young American journalist who’s just arrived in Bombay for a new assignment. He’s soon...

Advance Praise

Praise for James W. Ziskin

"[Bombay Monsoon is] intense, atmospheric and intelligent—a superior and rewarding thriller that I'm glad I read." —Lee Child, #1 New York Times best-selling author

“A stunning novel! Bombay Monsoon, captivating from the very first pages, draws us into an exotic world of intrigue and passion, offering up a whipsawing plot and a truly memorable cast. There’s more than a little Graham Greene here, along with a dash of le Carré, though this story is pure Ziskin, told in his unique and resonant voice.” —Jeffery Deaver, New York Times best-selling author

“With vivid detail and spot-on historical accuracy, Bombay Monsoon brings to life the India of the mid-1970s—while at the same time spinning a mysterious, sometimes dark, and always compelling story of courage, love, and betrayal. Danny Jacobs is flawed, complex and, like all great journalists, dedicated to learning the truth no matter what the cost. Written in Ziskin’s elegant, sparkling style, Bombay Monsoon is a triumph. —Robert Rotstein, New York Times best-selling author

*“Ziskin’s . . . smart and aggressive protagonist has real personality. The author’s touch for academic politics coupled with his clear observations of the early years of the 1960s is superb. Don’t miss this series.” —Library Journal (Starred Review)

“[A Stone’s Throw is] suspenseful . . . The carefully constructed plot unfolds in unexpected ways as tough, ambitious, and dogged Ellie follows clues in the horse-racing mecca of nearby Saratoga Springs. Ziskin keeps readers guessing every step of the way.” —Publishers Weekly

“A mystery that puts an inventive twist on Boccaccio’s Decameron, Turn to Stone takes the reader on a richly-imagined and entertaining journey to Florence and the Tuscan countryside in 1963. And the engaging, indomitable Ellie Stone, who holds her liquor but never her tongue, is the perfect traveling companion.” —Lou Berney, Edgar Award-winning author

“Ziskin’s writing displays a remarkable command of words, building them into a complex and convincing set and cast of characters.” —Suspense Magazine


Praise for James W. Ziskin

"[Bombay Monsoon is] intense, atmospheric and intelligent—a superior and rewarding thriller that I'm glad I read." —Lee Child, #1 New York Times best-selling author

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