Sacred Games, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Sartaj, the only Sikh inspector in the whole of Mumbai, is used to being identified by his turban, beard and the sharp cut of his trousers.

But 'the silky Sikh' is now past forty, his marriage is over and his career prospects are on the slide.

When Sartaj gets an anonymous tip-off as to the secret hideout of the legendary boss of the G-company, he's determined that he'll be the one to collect the prize...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780571231218

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It began dragging about 3/4's of the way through, and the ending seemed less well thought out than the beginning.

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Clever, fast moving, endlessly surprising - a police procedural from one point of view; a biography (fictional of course) of an Indian mafiosi. There relationship starts the story off. For those of us who have lived in India for a bit it is a compelling evocation. Enjoyable and well worth reading.

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I cried, honest to the gods, reading the second-to-last chapter. I had quite figured out who the ISI agent's mother was, but I cried nonetheless...

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