Troubador Guns and Saffron

Released: 31/01/2020

eISBN: 9781838598105

Format: eBook

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Guns and Saffron


Present day Kashmir.

Yakub is a seasoned militant who will do anything to free Kashmir from India. And he really means anything.

His handler, Major Khaleel, is a rogue officer in Pakistan’s intelligence service who wants vengeance for the killing of his mentor, bin Laden, which drives him to devise a terrorist attack codenamed Mission M - the mother of all paybacks.

Hassan, Yakub’s nephew and the orphan of a militant, is entrusted with the responsibility of fulfilling Mission M to avenge his father.

Shehed, Hassan’s lover, is a strong-willed woman who tries to stop him. But can she?

And Rafi is a habitual crook who is always in the wrong place at the wrong time.

A tense and fascinating novel of conflict, both political and personal, and the extraordinary lengths people will go to protect those they love.

This book was addictive. You wanted to continue reading even long after it was over. The characters felt so real and relatable, and the story was so original.

by Alicia

Hope, strength, futility, sadness, and long lasting fulfillment.
A tale of love and hate among the Kashmiri, Muslim, and the Indian state. Reading this love story will help the rest of us to comprehend the enmity between different Muslim sects, the Hindu beliefs, and the needs and history of the people of the Kashmir. The stories of the individual women and men against the background of customs, poverty, and anger are as complex as the history of the land itself. A very moving story meant to be shared and enlighten the readers.

by Jan

This was a unique read that was well written and had a premise that is not used in many books. I think that is why I enjoyed it so much. I have been reading a lot of books that are similar lately, so this was a breath of fresh air.

by Cristie


I write because silence is not an option; my writing is hard-hitting. At the same time, my novels brim with hope in addition to having a riveting plot. My debut novel, which was published by a boutique publisher in Europe some years ago, was seen to be refreshing. I wrote my new novel 'Guns and Saffron' under a pen name only because I went through a lot of change in my life and for now prefer some anonymity. I hope you enjoy reading my new novel.

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