Saima Mir

Sequel to The Khan

Two years into running her organised crime syndicate in the north of England, Jia Khan stumbles on a notebook her father – the previous Khan – kept on arrival from Pakistan in the 1970s. And what Jia finds in the journal sends her deep into the family’s past. But once the sleeping dogs from those years are woken, they are set for attack.

Meanwhile, Jia struggles to control unrest amongst those that oppose her. Worst of all, Jia must unravel a puzzling but terrible warning – one of her staff lies brutally slain, his corpse displayed in her garden despite her sophisticated security… Could a traitor be part of her inner sanctum?

Media Reviews

‘A fascinating glimpse into a world rarely portrayed in fiction.’ Guardian, best crime and thrillers

‘A once-in-a-generation crime thriller.’  AA Dhand, author of Streets of Darkness

‘Bold, addictive and brilliant.’ Stylist, best fiction 2021

‘I’m just speechless and spellbound by Saima Mir’s brilliant follow up to The Khan. It is an incredibly rare occurrence for a sequel to be as good as or better than the original. Saima Mir’s Vengeance not only lives up to its predecessor’s The Khan’s reputation but equals it.’ Surjit Reads and Recommends

‘Mir’s propulsive and bloody character study is unafraid of dissecting the prejudice that survives – and sometimes thrives – openly in Jia Khan’s community. A riveting second outing for the Khan.’ Vaseem Khan

‘An unputdownable, unflinching and timely thriller about the shockwaves of the past, Vengeance confirms Saima Mir as one of the most exciting voices in British fiction today.’ Erin Kelly, author of He Said/ She Said

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