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Dominic ‘Biscuit’ McLeod is an expert in making the best out of a bad situation. As a visa fraud investigator at the Australian High Commission, New Delhi, Biscuit is legendary for his prowess in drinking beer, playing cricket, and swearing like a Dilliwallah, until the tragic death of a junior colleague forces him to become something else – a conspiracy theorist who can’t ...more
Paperback, 1st, 319 pages
Published July 21st 2014 by Hachette India (first published July 12th 2014)
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This book is not your conventional book which can be slotted into a regular genre nor is the protagonist Dominic 'Biscuit' McLeod (Dom) your conventional hero.

The narrative takes us readers through Dom's investigation into the death of one of his colleagues and he happens to stumble upon a large scale visa fraud and human trafficking scandal involving more than quite a few of his colleagues and friends from the diplomatic community of various embassies and commissions in New Delhi.

Whether his e
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Patrick Bryson is a writer, runner, musician and cricket tragic who lives and works in New Delhi. His short stories and essays have appeared in Southerly, Tehelka, The Lifted Brow, The Times Of India, Motherland, Out of Print, The Shillong Times and Mascara Literary Review. He was awarded his PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Newcastle, Australia in 2009. His first novel, published in ...more