The Prisoner

The Prisoner

A Novel

eBook - 2015
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An international literary sensation, this chilling thriller "exposes ... a world so dark that readers will come away terrified" (Wall Street Journal, India). An American journalist has been kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan, days before the American president is due to visit. Those responsible have promised to execute him on video on Christmas Day. With no other leads, Constantine D'Souza, a Christian police officer, must get his former colleague Akbar Khan, a rogue cop imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit, to help track down the journalist. But to do so, he has to navigate the streets of Karachi, where police corruption is a way of life and political motives are never what they seem. Caught between the United Front--the militant ruling party--and the Pakistani Intelligence Agencies, D'Souza is in a race against time to save a man's life and the honor of the nation. Modeled on true events, The Prisoner is a fast-paced thriller that brings the byzantine politics and the moral ambiguities of justice in Pakistan to life. With a gritty authenticity based on personal experience, Omar Hamid reveals a society where corruption and extremism are commonplace, and the line between the good guys and the bad guys is never as clear as we would like. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction--novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Publisher: ©2015
[Place of publication not identified] :, Arcade Publishing,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781628725476
Characteristics: 1 online resource (304 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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Aug 06, 2015

An extremely honest book, that accurately represents conditions in Karachi. It must have taken a lot of courage to write this. There is a depth to his writing that is impressive. I especially liked the glossary at the end of the book. I hope the library stocks more of his books

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