Mark says…

Mark Combs, a journalist, reviewer and freelance writer, stopped by Agency Rules to share his thoughts on Agency Rules – Never an Easy Day at the Office. Here’s what he said:

“I opened this book with no idea of what to expect.  I don’t read a lot of spy novels, and most of what I have read has been from Robert Ludlum.  What I found with Agency Rules was a book with a well-developed protagonist, Kamal Khan, a trained sniper who wants to save Pakistan, his home country.  By then end of the book, I grew to admire Khan, a trained soldier and interrogator, and a patriot – someone who truly cares about his country, and will go to any lengths to do what he feels is in its best interest.

The novel’s plot was also well-developed, with a great whacks of non-stop action, tempered by informative, expository passages.  Agency Rules contains all the elements of a good spy novel: intrigue, deception, covert operatives, action, and political in-fighting, plus a fair amount of info about the people and the culture of Pakistan.  America’s (and perhaps the world’s) view of Pakistan and its people is not a pleasant one, often presented as a place without rules or order, a place filled with corruption, a place where the people are either terrorists of passive victims.  What the author shows us is that people who live in Pakistan are a proud people, people who care about their country, and are as disgusted by terrorism as the rest of the world.”

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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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