By: Gregory David Roberts
Genre: Action and adventure, Thriller
Description: In 1978 Gregory David Roberts committed a series of robberies while adducted to heroin, and was sentenced to nineteen years in prison. After two years, he escaped from a maximum-security prison in broad daylight, and became Australia s most wanted man. Hiding in Mumbai, he established a medical clinic for slum-dwellers, and worked as a counterfeiter, smuggler and gunrunner for one of the most charismatic branches of the Mumbai mafia. Shantaram based on this ten-year period of Gregory David Roberts life is a superbly written and gripping novel, and an authentic evocation of Mumbai life.