You have not met a spy like Jay. He's a low level drug dealer of pot and a Muslim. He gets recruited to infiltrate a terrorist cell and is driven by the horrific terrorist acts, that some Muslims commit, in the name of religion. While Jay was a weekly temple goer, he begins to go daily. Childhood friendships are called in question and Jay reaches a crossroad, torn between the way Muslims are treated in the UK as well as finding solace in prayer. Irreverent in tone yet a good mystery, I can't wait for book 2.— Audrey H.
The one man who can save us all?
Javid - call him Jay - is a dope dealer living in West London. He goes to mosque on Friday, and he's just bought his pride and joy - a BMW. He lives with his mum, and life seems sweet.
But his world is about to turn upside-down. Because MI5 have been watching him, and they think he's just the man they need for a delicate mission.
One thing's for sure: now he's a long way East of Hounslow, Jay's life will never be the same again.
With the edgy humour of Slough House and the pulse-racing tension of The Bodyguard, East of Hounslow is the first in a series of thrillers starring Jay Qasim.
Praise for East of Hounslow
"Excellent book. Phenomenal writing." -- BA Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors
"Educated me about some of the most urgent issues of our time while making me repeatedly snort with laughter." -- Telegraph
"Told with striking panache. Announces the arrival of a fine, fresh new thriller writer" -- Daily Mail
"As much a coming-of-age story as a full-on action thriller, East of Hounslow is thought-provoking and entirely gripping." -- Guardian
'A brilliant thriller. You'd be mad not to buy this. " -- Ben Aaronovitch, author of Rivers of London
About the Author
Born in Karachi, Pakistan in 1975 Khurrum moved to England when he was one. He is a west London boy and now lives in Berkshire with his wife and two sons.Khurrum is currently working as a Senior IT Officer but his real love is writing. He has a screenplay which has been optioned by a Danish TV producer but is now concentrating on novels. East of Hounslow is his first novel; he is currently working on Homegrown Hero, the second in the Jay Qasim series.