Seventeen-year-old Sikander, dreams of studying and living in America, but in a blind rage after a family quarrel, he leaves his Peshawar, Pakistan home. Encountering mujahideen warriors, he joins them in their fight against the occupying Soviets in neighboring Afghanistan. American assistance is stepped up with advanced weapons, like the Stinger missile, and the mujahideen begin prevailing against the Soviets. After just two years following Sikander's arrival, a Soviet withdrawal begins and Sikander returns as a war-wise hero, settling down to build a normal life in Pakistan. Discovering romance, Sikander, becomes a happily married successful entrepreneur in Pakistan, when he finds his life abruptly thrown into turmoil as he's caught up in aftermath of 9/11. He must draw on the lessons from his mujahideen past as he takes on a perilous journey reaching as far as America, changing his life forever. --publisher.... evidenced by the hanging of severed limbs by the roadside with a label identifying that their erstwhile owners had been highway bandits. ... Sikander parked the Pajero, looking for anyone with an apparently official capacity. ... Although Rabia was a child of these parts, she had already spent long enough separated from her native culture to feel ... aWea#39;re here as the guests of Abdul Latif and would like to be shown the way to his place if you would please guide us, a asked Sikander.
|Author||:||M. Salahuddin Khan|
|Publisher||:||KARAKORAM PRESS - 2010-01-01|