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The Blasphemer
     

The Blasphemer

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by John Ling
 

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Everybody wants him dead. She’s the only one who can keep him alive…

Abraham Khan is a Muslim who dreams of changing the world. He’s liberal, pro-Western and determined to speak out against the extremists who have hijacked his religion. That makes him a target, and the consequences hit him fast and hard — an

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Everybody wants him dead. She’s the only one who can keep him alive…

Abraham Khan is a Muslim who dreams of changing the world. He’s liberal, pro-Western and determined to speak out against the extremists who have hijacked his religion. That makes him a target, and the consequences hit him fast and hard — an armed fanatic smashes into his home one evening, trying to kill him. He survives the harrowing attempt, just barely, but will he survive the next one?

Maya Raines is the special operative brought in to protect Abraham. She is tough and committed. The very best at what she does. Always one step ahead of the threat.

But Abraham is no ordinary principal — he will not hide, and he will not stay silent. And as rage explodes on the streets and the nation is propelled to the brink, Maya will have to ask herself the hardest question of all: how far would you go to protect one man’s right to speak?

‘High-octane international intrigue.’

—Crime Watch

 

‘An engaging thriller that investigates the psychology of fanaticism.’

—San Francisco Book Review

 

‘Thought-provoking themes. Exciting action.’

—The Sun


 
‘Bullet-whizzing, knife-slicing action. The surveillance techniques and intelligence analysis bring it to life.’

—The Star


 
‘A fair and balanced account of what's really shaping the Islamic world today.’

—The Malaysian Insider

 

‘A powerful new voice in adventure stories.’

—Pendulum Press

 

‘A cracking thriller.’

—The TBR Pile

 

‘Realistic and tightly drawn.’

—Aust Crime Fiction

 

‘Has the pacing of an action movie.’

—The Kindle Book Review


 
‘An intriguing exploration of free speech and violent reprisal.’

—Midwest Book Review
 


‘A riveting thriller. Thoughtful and provocative.’

—Beattie's Book Blog



‘Fight scenes that play out through the pages like a ballet of words.’

—Write Today


 
‘A must for lovers of the action tale.’

—Boogle Books


 
‘Fast-paced, high-calibre writing.’

—Lighthouse Media One

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148291831
Publisher:
Kia Kaha Press
Publication date:
06/27/2013
Sold by:
Draft2Digital
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
311,294
File size:
348 KB

Meet the Author

John Ling is a Malaysian-born author based in New Zealand. He writes thrillers that blend espionage and emotion. Visit his website at johnling.net


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The Blasphemer 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 37 reviews.
dragonflyfla More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this fast paced book since it courageously addresses current issues relating to multicultural conflicts and free speech. If an author writes a book that disagrees with what one group believes in - does that justify murder?   Set in New Zealand - Author Abraham Khan turns down police protection since New Zealand is one of the most peaceful countries in the world. That changes quickly, in a week’s time New Zealand is pulled into terrorism, riots, bombings and murders. Why? Because Khan wrote a book that one group disagrees with but, in the west, he is considered as “a new breed, a Muslim who uses literature to inspire intellectual advancement instead of blowing his self up to make a point.”
BethsBookReviews More than 1 year ago
This book presents a fascinating ethical discussion that is both current and pressing and, although it is set in New Zealand, the events in it could just as well have happened in the U.S. or U.K. The author quickly throws you right into the action and the fast paced suspense and drama do not let up until the end.  It feels almost like a Jason Bourne novel.  It's also a remarkably quick read despite its 250+ pages as you find yourself flipping the pages as fast as you can read them so you can find out what happens next. This intelligent page turner is a true pleasure to read and I highly, highly recommend it!  I look forward to future releases from the author.
Valerie_McGilvrey More than 1 year ago
Straight nail biter- the last place you ever want to be is on a terrorists hit list, with every page turn I'm hanging on the edge. The plot is interesting as well as the ideas very real in our world. I will definitely be reading the next one!
1Garrett More than 1 year ago
This book is an extremely enjoyable fast paced thriller. It reminds me on Tom Clancy (minus the 6 page descriptions) in the sense that it talks about current events which keeps me very interested because the problems are easy for me to relate to. But don't worry, if you don't follow current events, just read the authors notes at the end of the book and everything will make sense.  The characters are each unique in their own right, and I will talk about my favorite, Maya. She does her job but she doesn't just have sympathy, she has empathy. That is an extremely hard quality to find in people and was surprised by how the author was able to put that quality into a character so well.  5/5, The book is very fast paced and moves from plot point to plot point and grabs your attention like a well made action movie. I wouldn't be surprised if I see this as a movie one day in the near future.    
paulat35 More than 1 year ago
I am very interested in current events and I really enjoyed this contemporary story.  Free speech, cultural relations and anger from groups that are offended are frequent topics on the evening news.  The author used these themes to create a very engaging story that could have been pulled from the news headlines.  The author develops the plot very quickly and his descriptions of the scenes and the characters drew me into this exciting and thrilling story.  The author has a real gift for creating suspense and excitement and I found myself wanted to read this story quickly to see how it ends.  This is a great piece of writing and I highly recommend it.
Anonymous 25 days ago
This book and Fallen Angel were great reads! To get a free book and find a new author you otherwise wouldn't have found was a plus!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't expect much from a freebie, but this book is far superior to even the books I have paid to read. Thank you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not put it down. Also liked fhe explainations about Isllam. Glsd to learn more about what the world is facing today.
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Notek More than 1 year ago
Gives some insight into the world we now live in. Interesting and fast reading.
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As far as it went, it was good, but it had no ending. It stopped abruptly with no resolution. I wold like to know what happened to Abraham and if he was able to resume his way of life. Because of this, i gave it three stsrs.
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A very good story that informed me on a subject I knew little about.
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You people should just read this novel yourselves and write your own review on this book. I really enjoyed reading this novel very much. ShelleyMA
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