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Malik Jahangir, the man who would be Prime Minister of Pakistan, is dead. Assassinated during a public rally at the peak of his election campaign. Dr. Kamran Haider, a brilliant trauma surgeon, and his accidental partner Sana Aziz, a feisty female reporter, are unwittingly caught in a cat and mouse game with a ruthless assassin who was brought up in a missionary orphanage in the Bronx. Caught between the demons that have haunted him all his life, and the unfamiliar sights and sounds of the street of Pakistans capitol, he hunts the two people who have the information to prove that assassination of Malik Jahangir may have motives beyond local politics and religious fundamentalism. As the story unfolds, characters in Pakistani and American politics emerge, revealing a conspiracy that involves political ambitions, regional dominance and motives rooted in a race for the natural resources of the region.
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Nov 20, 2011The distance from my small town in Pennsylvania to Islamabad, Pakistan is about 7,000 miles. While I have never traveled to Islamabad I feel that I have knowledge of it's streets and neighborhoods and it's people and politics. The latter is a tall order for a first effort by a new author, but Wasique Mira has written his novel, Zero Point, with descriptions that are so apt they are almost visual. The novel has easy political believability as it deals with the assassination of a politician campaigning to be Pakistan's Prime Minister. It is the authors ability to unfold the events leading up to and following the murder that sets the novel apart from the usual political thriller. Yes, oil is involved and the CIA is in attendance but the use of Dr. Haider, a surgeon, and especially Sana Aziz, a reporter, drive the plot forward and make this novel a page turner you will be reluctant to put down. The twists and turns in the plot are especially riveting. Who can Dr. Haider and Ms. Aziz... More > trust? How can they secure help in a government riddled with unscrupulous and unsavory characters? Where can they find a safe haven to parse through the evidence they have uncovered? The ending is a surprise, not only to the reader, but to the characters themselves. If you are looking for a good political thriller with a twisting plot and a view of Pakistan that is both revealing and realistic then you need to look no further than Wasique Mira's Zero Point.< Less
Aug 26, 2011This book, Zero Point, now one of my favourite novels, is the most amazing book I have ever read. The detailed description helps you to easily visualize that environment, those emotions, like you have the same emotions as they have in the novel. You see the whole story which keeps on forming like a film in front of you while you are lost in the suspense of the novel... as it unfolds... This book has increased my attraction to books, actually my friendship! I was not into books and novels... I could not concentrate on any one of the books I have in my or my Dad's Book shelves. When this book arrived, now me and my parents were equally surprised of how I was lost in this incredible literature. I could not prevent my self from reading it... Under the bed sheet with my mobile torch... late after mid night... early morning... any where suitable I finished this book in 4 days.. I wanted to rate the book with 4 gold stars.. Because I want you to keep on writing... I love this book it is... More > amazing.. Now I know a lot about the local politics, geo-politics and petro geo-politics... Thank you... Take care With Regards Saadullah< Less
Aug 25, 2011Wasique Mirza's first novel makes a highly impressive attempt at unraveling the complex political dramas and multi-layered intrigues plaguing Pakistan and also explores the consequent human toll of this new 'Great Game' at several societal and individual levels. Closely familiar with Pakistan's diverse socio-political terrain and its equally varied physical topography, he brings to his narrative a minuteness of observation and an eye for detail that lends it credibility and readability. At the same time, the narrative spins an interesting plot around an assassination that seems to potentially involve a vast cast of characters. One small limitation, quite pardonable in a first book and that too mostly directed at an audience that is largely subjected to a purely sensationalist coverage of Pakistan, is a tendency by the author at times to provide long explanatory passages. But then again many may find such background discussion quite useful. Mirza's cosmopolitanism is evident in his... More > facility to draw characters from very different cultural backgrounds. The good doctor is a very promising writer and his output deserves large audiences, both due to the inherent merit of the book and also some very poignant things that he has to say and which, it is vital, should be heard in what is an international milieu unfortunately characterized by bigotry, ignorance and mistrust. These dark days necessitate more nuanced analyses of the underlying causes of an increasingly polarized world as well voices of reason and temperance that speak to popular audiences and highlight the principles of empathy, tolerance and humanism, without being drily didactic. Wasique Mirza's is such an exciting new voice and may he be heard far and wide.< Less
Aug 25, 2011The book is as fast paced and readable as Dan Brown’s novels with the benefit of being an international thriller, spanning Pakistan and United States. I look forward to reading many more accounts of Dr. Kamran Haider’s escapades and adventures in the years to come. The budding romance between the hero and Sana Aziz, a reporter from Pakistan, is also intriguing and I certainly hope to read more about the two of them in the future.
Aug 24, 2011A brilliant novel....recommended for people of all age groups!
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- Wasique Mirza (Standard Copyright License)
- Wasique Mirza
- July 21, 2011
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 1.31 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 6 wide x 9 tall
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