Diane says…

Diane J. Febry added her review to Agency Rules – Never an Easy Day at the Office today.

“I have a track record of starting spy thrillers because they sound so exciting but not finishing them. The main reasons being, unbelievable characters and too much detail, either the finer points of political one-upmanship or exact workings of weapons. I finished this one!

Khalid has weaved an interesting and thought provoking story of espionage and conflict, around the uneasy political situation in Pakistan. He captures the essence of the country and the complex relationships with terrorism, neighboring countries and the western influence in a readable manner. I probably did miss some of the finer points of political diplomacy (straight over my ditzy head) but there was enough of a story to hold my interest.

I did like the realism, when it came to the central character, Kamal. Yes he was highly trained and at the top of his game, but when outnumbered by heavily armed opponents, he suffered more than a hair out of place and a tie that needed straightening. He did “neutralize” them singlehandedly but he was injured in the conflict and those injuries were given time to heal.

There is enough detail to satisfy spy thriller fans but there is also universal appeal for those less concerned with technical details of modern warfare and espionage.

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About Khalid Muhammad - Author

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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