Wasio Ali Khan Abbasi, an avid reader and regular reviewer of books, reviewed Agency Rules – Never an Easy Day at the Office. While awarding it 5 stars, he said:
“This is probably the first spy thriller fiction I have ever read. Keeping everything else apart, the most striking feature of the story was break-neck speed at which the story progressed and we saw everything unfold from the eyes and perspective of an ISI asset. Kamal Khan, the protagonist of the story, moved from a army sniper to a SSG commando and then an ISI spy. As the story progressed, he was a spy, Jihadi and possible double spy, depending upon the perspective of the various stakeholders.
The story deals with brutal realities of Pakistani society, with political intrigues at national level to diplomatic games and ground level bliss of the common man. It covers holistically all major players that affect Pakistan, both domestically as well as internationally.
The biggest USP of this book is the Pakistani perspective that has surprisingly remained highly under developed due to lack of contribution from Pakistani writers. This novel by Khalid Muhammad is probably the first step towards plugging that gap and bring the alternative voice that has been missing for a very long time.”