Natasha says…

Natasha Ahmed, author of the upcoming Butterfly Season, extolled the realism and story telling in Agency Rules – Never an Easy Day at the Office in her Goodreads review. Here’s an excerpt:

“It was a pleasure to read a spy thriller that I could relate to so completely! This is a fast-paced story with plot twists that could easily be a reality in the drama that is Pakistani politics. I am surprised, in fact, given the incredible history of Pakistan, that more people haven’t chosen to write it in as a backdrop to their spy novels. Agency Rules has all the elements of an action-packed political thriller, from ordinary citizens to the country’s President.

But the jewel is, naturally, the hero. Kamal Khan is an average Pakistani – talented, driven and misunderstood (aren’t the best of them?). Unlike today’s larger-than-life supermen, however, Kamal’s rise to superhero is subtle. He doesn’t defeat 30 men in close-combat single-handedly, nor is he smarter than every other spy out there (though he’s smarter than most). His journey is probably closer to the mundane reality of the intelligence world, so it’s surprising that it moves so fast. Testament to some great writing and intelligent plot-lines.

A must-read for anyone who only knows Pakistan from what they read/watch in the media, and for all Pakistanis who enjoyed ‘Waar’.

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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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