When Joshua King's father dies of a Viagra overdose, he leaves his son a fortune - on condition that Josh writes a bestselling novel. But the last thing Josh wants is a purpose in life; he's far too busy travelling, taking drugs and growing his hair.
Now, uncomfortably ensconced in dirty, downtown Delhi, still desperately searching for inspiration, Josh reckons he's on to the Big One. Which is to find, befriend and finally unmask the subcontinent's legendary drug baron, Baba. Add the beautiful and elusive Yasmin to the plot, and Josh finds himself enmeshed in a quest so unbelievable it must surely give him scope for a novel.
But three months later, abandoned, penniless and starving in Mumbai's Caged City, selling heroin to street kids and wanted for questioning after the murder of a Bollywood superstar, Josh is discovering the dangers of fiction. It is all far too real...
Born in London, William Rhode has worked for Reuters in India, made films in Thailand, and worked in Hong Kong as a financial journalist. After working for a while as the editor for the financial magazine RISK in New York, he finally plucked up the courage to quit his job in pursuit of his dream to write a novel. He lives in New York with his wife and son.