Vicky Rai, the playboy son of a prominent Indian Cabinet minister has been shot dead by persons unknown at his farmhouse (No. 6) outside Delhi. Six people were partying at his house immediately preceding his death - each one equally liable to have pulled the trigger. In this elaborate mystery reminiscent of Agatha Christie, we the readers are the detectives, as six suspects' lives unravel before our eyes - a bureaucrat, a cannibal, an idiot, an actress, a politician, and a nobody. Each character has their own chapter, three times over, the first being under Suspects; the second under Motives; the third - when all is revealed - under Evidence. Vikas Swarup's finely schematic and audacious plotting will delight the many fans of his acclaimed "Q&A."