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‘Bold, addictive and brilliant.’ Stylist, best fiction 2021
A Times & Sunday Times Best Crime Books of 2021
An Apple Best Books of 2021
A Waterstones Best Crime & Thriller of 2021
‘A fascinating glimpse into a world rarely portrayed in fiction.’ Guardian, best crime and thrillers
'A once-in-a-generation crime thriller.' A.A.Dhand, author of Streets of Darkness
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.