The Blasphemy Law

The Blasphemy Law

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The Blasphemy Law is set in modern-day Pakistan, a South Asian country astride the geopolitical and ideological fault-line of Asia.
With the world's 13th most powerful military, the 6th largest nuclear arsenal, a population of 207 million, high illiteracy, grinding poverty, and burgeoning support for Islamic fundamentalism, it is a nuclear-charged powder keg waiting to explode.
Terrorist groups vie for supremacy, trying to create conditions to topple the corrupt and fractured administration.
An Australian engineer, Jane Kelly, has completed installing solar panels to electrify a remote village in Central Punjab. She unwittingly runs afoul of a powerful and ruthless feudal landowner. He uses an emerging terrorist group to frame her for blasphemy, an offence with a mandatory death penalty.
Not satisfied with Jane's incarceration and almost certain execution, her enemies plot to kill her family and her.
Jane's only hope lies with her two loves, Sergei and Razane, but Razane is fighting the demons from her troubled past as a Peshmerga fighter. With the feared Pakistani Intelligence breathing down their necks, they're running out of time, options, and hope.
This unpredictable, fast-paced thriller and erotically charged love story will have you on the edge of your seat and reading late into the night.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 532 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 30mm | 771g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0648230201
  • 9780648230205
  • 89,601

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Andrea, B. -- Goodreads.com

"When I first came across this book I was immediately drawn to it just from the cover and title! By the end of the first chapter I was totally hooked and could not put it down ! I was staying up until all hours of the morning just to be able to keep reading ! Unfortunately 5 stars is the maximum but if I could give a higher rating I would for sure. The book draws you in faster than any other book iv read and I couldn't recommend it high enough. The author not only draws from current world events and shows what it is like inside of another country, but also brings in just the right amount of fictional/reality balance. I really hope there is a sequel and I look forward to reading more of Salman's work."

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Mel -- Goodreads.com

"The book is riveting, fast paced and realistic. It has the pace and excitement of a Jason Bourne or 24hours. Very edgy and thrilling. It keeps you riveted and you just have to keep turning the pages. The plot is unpredictable so you are never guessing what's going to happen. The romance and sex scenes are tasteful and sensual.
The context of blasphemy law is used to weave the story very well. The scenes are beautifully described which creates a great sense of atmosphere. Overall the book has the polish of a seasoned writer. Does not in any way read like this author's first book. I can so see it as a blockbuster movie."

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Kim, W. -- Goodreads.com

"Easy to read and engaging from the start. The characters are introduced with enough information about them to get you interested and more detail about who they are and their background is threaded throughout story.
The storyline is well paced, plausible and detailed. Although the book is long, it keeps your interest via the many characters and their perspective of events, as they unfold.
The end took a long time coming but this was due to the level of detail and again, the different perspectives of the characters.
All was tied up nicely with the clear expectation of another book to follow and I look forward to reading that and seeing where the author takes the characters next."

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See Tee -- Amazon

"This book set a cracking pace from the first page. I found it absolutely riveting and could not put it down. The story is believable, the descriptions of each character are very exact and set the scene for each chapter. The authors love and knowledge of his birth country are evident throughout, with such wonderful descriptions of the terrain and the local people. The story itself is fast paced through each chapter, and leaves you guessing where it will lead into the next chapter. Definitely on a par with my favourite authors such as Dan Brown, John Grisham and David Baldacci. And, the story would readily translate into a major film on the big screen. Definitely hoping for a sequel to this fabulous story. And more thrilling stories from this author."

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32 ratings
4.37 out of 5 stars
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4 16% (5)
3 12% (4)
2 3% (1)
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