The Khan (Hardback)
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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 01/04/2021
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Following a young British-Asian lawyer who’s broken away from her family’s criminal background after her father’s murder, The Khan is a gripping and multifaceted crime thriller that explores the meaning of community and justice with breathtaking dexterity.

Be twice as good as men and four times as good as white men.

Jia Khan has always lived like this.

A successful lawyer, her London life is a long way from the grubby Northern streets she knew as a child, where her father headed up the Pakistani community and ran the local organised crime syndicate. Often his Jirga rule - the old way - was violent and bloody, but it was always justice of a kind.

But now her father, Akbar Khan, has been murdered and Jia must return to take his place. In the past, the police relied on him to maintain the fragile order of the streets. But a power struggle has broken out amongst the various communities and now, nobody is safe.

Justice needs to be restored, and Jia is about to discover that justice always comes at a price.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781786079091
Number of pages: 336
Dimensions: 225 x 146 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'With The Khan, Saima Mir delivers a once-in-a-generation crime-thriller and in Jia Khan has created a female South-Asian protagonist who is fierce, passionate and absolutely compelling. This is not simply black-and-white on the page. It's blood. It's emotion. It's tears, anger, betrayal and revenge. An outstanding debut which deserves to be read widely.' - A.A.Dhand, author of Streets of Darkness

'A brilliant debut from an exciting new voice for our times. A thrilling book with a thrilling hero in Jia. Brava.' - Imran Mahmood, author of You Don't Know Me

'Superb. In particular the character development is excellent. I'm going to have to step up my game just to keep up. Damn you, Saima!' - Khurrum Rahman, author of the Jay Qasim series

'It's an amazing piece of work and very timely at the moment... An amazing sense of place and time. I'm sure it's going to be a sensational debut.' - Lesley McEvoy, author of The Murder Mile

'A tremendous debut (Jia Khan is a fascinating, multi-layered protagonist). Timely, authentic, immersive and powerful. Hints of The Godfather. SUPERB.' - Will Dean, author of the Tuva Moodyson mysteries

'Saima Mir's debut, The Khan, traces its lineage to such classics as Mario Puzo's seminal work The Godfather: it is the story of a British Asian woman hailing from an organised crime family, the daughter of a first generation immigrant, who rejects the family business but is ultimately pulled into the vacuum left by her father's death. Mir's novel pulls no punches, taking aim at cultural stereotypes, sacred cows, and the attitudes and morality of the community within which the story is based. The book operates on various levels: crime family saga, character study, and an exploration of clan-run organised crime. A sterling debut.' - Vaseem Khan, author of The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

'Just fantastic... Take a bow Saima Mir, you have nailed it with your powerful debut thriller, that has blown me away... Wow what a debut.' - Surjit's Books Blog

'This is an excellent debut and hopefully the start of a fantastic new series! Absolutely loved the ending, great new author to follow right from the beginning, I feel this could be a real eye opener of a series. It's certainly going to keep you on the edge of your seat. Most definitely recommended.' - Fiona Sharp, Bookseller

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“The start of a great new series...”

Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy, it had been recommended by so many great authors so I just had to see what this was all about.
This is an excellent debut and hopefully the start of a fantastic... More

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“A Hardhiting Crime Thriller that has shades of the godfather wait till you meet Jia Khan”

My thoughts about this brilliantly written, heartbreaking family underworld crime thriller, was just fantastic. Debut Author Saima Mir’s The Khan, explores everything about the underworld,be it love, loss,... More

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“Stylish, clever, Asian mafia-style story with a fearsome female character at its centre.”

The Khan by Saima Mir is a stylish, clever Yorkshire-based, Asian mafia-style story with a fearsome female character at its centre. When Jia finally returns home for a family wedding after 15 years away building a... More

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