Zero Dial

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Three informers. Murky bylanes that hold the key to deadly terror plots. The chase for India’s most wanted terrorist. The lives of three of Mumbai Police’s best informers collide in this shady underworld.

It’s a bad, bad world. A world of crime, sex, drugs, murder and betrayal. He who lies, lives to see the light of another day… a day replete with even greater risks. From shady underworld dealings to switching gang loyalties, the men graduate to selling information on terrorism. Then begins the chase… to catch India’s most wanted terrorist: Riyaz Bhatkal, the man with an ominous track record of masterminding twenty-two blasts across the country since 2005.

The search takes them to the most unassuming yet dangerous terror hubs across India. With trust in short supply, time ticking away and the sword of Damocles over their heads, the men can only hope that they are not on a wild goose chase.

  • Genre True Crime
  • Language English
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 212 pages
  • Release Date 4-Feb-2013
  • ISBN 13 978-81-8495-082-3

“The first-ever masterpiece on the role of police informers their significance in cracking organized crime. A must read”

S. Hussain ZaidiAuthor of bestseller Black Friday

“This book fleshes out what being an informer — or khabri — really means. Read this for great insights into Mumbai’s world of crime.”

Mid Day

“After Khallaas, Zero Dial cements J. Dey’s reputation as one of the best- informed observers of Mumbai’s crime scene.”

Time Out India

“Only someone with years of subterranean reporting in Mumbai’s world of crime could reveal an informer’s life as J. Dey has done in this book.”

Tv9 Media

“A must-read, cover to cover.”

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About the Author

J. Dey

J. DEY is a Mumbai-based journalist with over a decade’s experience in crime reporting and investigation. He has worked with The Indian Express, Channel 7, Hindustan Times and is currently Editor–Investigations with Mid-Day.