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Amy Elizabeth Orr added her review of Agency Rules – Never an Easy Day at the Office:

“A good, well-written thriller with a lot of convincing background detail. Methodical and clever, for me this was a slow burner… it took a while to get into it but I kept going because the story was convincingly told and was without a lot of exaggerated twists and turns – something that can so often stymie this genre and ruin any sense of plausibility. I was pleased the author withstood any urge to do this and instead kept it simple and therefore, at times, gripping. The characters and the layers of the story built up over the course of the novel to create a very believable whole. The only real negative I had was that I did not connect well with any of the characters, perhaps due to the lack of well-rounded female figures. I appreciate the patriarchal nature of Pakistani politics and espionage, but the very few women in this book were only fleetingly dealt with and seemed to mostly be for the purpose of throwing main characters into relief, rather than as characters themselves. I know this can be a problem with so many novels in this genre, but in otherwise very thoughtful story this lack stood out. So overall, well-written and well-paced, enjoyable, but has a boys only feel.”

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  1. For the people inside Pakistan, I’d say, this book is not aimed for specific group, rather for every literate one. Reason is, though this is a novel but very same stories are shared by retired Armed forces and government officials who hold field experience, the very same neighbor can be wolf in sheep clothing indoctrinated by the so called “Chosen Ones”. And for outsiders….. its never an easy day at office.

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When people talk about Khalid Muhammad, they talk about an entrepreneur who has helped others build their dreams and businesses. They talk about a teacher, who is dedicated to his students, both inside and outside the classroom, and they return the dedication tenfold. Now, they talk about the author, who has written a fast-paced, action-packed spy thriller about Pakistan, the politics, the Army and terrorism. Born in Pakistan’s troubled Swat Valley, educated and raised in the United States, Khalid returned to Pakistan almost 17 years ago and fell in love with his country. His debut novel, Agency Rules – Never an Easy Day at the Office, is a journey behind the headlines about Pakistan, the world’s most dangerous place, to deliver an intense story that will challenge the reader to question what they have been told.

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