‘Bold, addictive and brilliant.’Â Stylist, best fiction 2021
A Times Bestseller
AÂ Times &Â Sunday TimesÂ Best Crime Books of 2021
A Waterstones Best Crime & Thriller of 2021
Be twice as good as men and four times as good as white men.
Jia Khan has always lived like this.
Successful London lawyer Jia Khan is a long way from the Northern streets she knew as a child, where her father, Akbar Khan, led 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.
Now, with her father murdered, Jia must return to take his place. Justice needs to be restored, and Jia is about to discover that justice always comes at a cost.
‘A fascinating glimpse into a world rarely portrayed in fiction.’Â Guardian, best crime and thrillers
‘A once-in-a-generation crime thriller.’Â A.A.Dhand, author ofÂ Streets of Darkness