Contents: Preface. Introduction. I. The Hurly Burly: 1. Prologue. 2. The night of the tigers. II. Cat and Mouse: 3. The investigation. 4. The manhunt. III. Base 14: 5. The man in the iron mask. 6. The making of a Suicide Bomber. 7. Sins of omission. 8. What the spies said. 9. The conspiracy probe. IV. Wheels within Wheels: 10. The foreign hand. 11. The dark areas. 12. Epilogue. V. Annexures: 1. LTTE's wireless messages. 2. IB report on threat from Lanka. 3. Raw report on LTTE activities. 4. Prabhakaran's secret visit to Singapore. 5. IB report on LTTE's activities in India. 6. IB report on LTTE threat to Rajiv Gandhi. 7. IB note on Rajiv's threat perception. 8. IB Chief on LTTE presence in Tamil Nadu. 9. Kiri Committee report on BCCI affair. 10. IB note on Mossad Agent in India. 11. IB note on LTTE's contacts with CIA. 12. IB note on LTTE's requirements for SAMs. 13. IB note on LTTE's arms requirements. 14. IB report on LTTE's forthcoming arms shipments. References. Index.
"Rajiv Gandhi's assassination remains the most mysterious political murder in the history of independent India. Was it the handiwork of a group of fall guys who executed the conspiracy without knowing who their general was? It seems to be the case.
It is not just the LTTE which did it. Of course, the LTTE was involved. But there were forces beyond the tigers.
A jet-setting tantrik, a clique of unscrupulous politicians hand in glove with international arm dealers and terrorists, obliging foreign secret agencies and above all an overly ambitious late Sri Lankan president R Premadasa--these could have an important bearing on Rajiv's slaying.
Beyond the Tigers" seeks to probe these questions and makes out a strong case for the government to order fresh police investigations into the dark areas of Rajiv's assassination.
It should not matter which political party Rajiv Gandhi belonged to. It is the question of salvaging the Indian honour which has been mauled by foreign forces on Indian soil", says Rajeev Sharma." (jacket)