Having read many spy thrillers set in and around America, it was a refreshing change to read Khalid Muhammad’s Agency Rules: Never an Easy Day at the Office. Set in Pakistan, we get to envision and understand a bit better how modern Pakistan operates as well as how the people of Pakistan adapt to the drastic changes in government.
This modern spy thriller gives us an inside view on the after effects of a terrorist attack on Karachi. Several government agencies weigh in on how to handle things, but like anything else, it takes a real person to execute ideas. In this case, it is Khamal- our hero.
Full of action, political maneuverings and strong plotting, this is a gripping, edge-of-your-seat tale. Anyone who loves reading the “Bourne” books or watching the modern “James Bond” films will love this book.