After being released from prison, Zaq Khan is lucky to land a dead-end job at a builders’ yard. All he wants to do is keep his head down and put the past behind him. But when Zaq is forced to search for his boss’s runaway daughter, he quickly finds himself caught up in a deadly web of deception, murder and revenge.
With time running out and pressure mounting, can he find the missing girl before it’s too late? And if he does, can he keep her – and himself – alive long enough to deal with the people who want them both dead?
Winner of the CWA Debut Dagger Award.
A fine debut novel. With his engaging characters and skilful plotting, Anwar brings a fresh and exciting new voice to the genre. Ann Cleeves
An authentic slice of Brit Asian noir. Anwar has created a gripping crime plot which he deftly uses as a vehicle to highlight a number of key issues in the British Asian community. Vaseem Khan, author of the Baby Ganesh Detective Agency series
The finest story telling finds the epic in the intimate and the intimate in the epic. Brothers in Blood introduces new voices and new communities into the world of crime fiction. Hardeep Singh Kohli, broadcaster, columnist and writer