‘a once-in-a-generation crime thriller' A.A. Dhand, author of Streets of Darkness 'authentic, immersive and powerful' Will Dean, author of The Tuva Moodyson mysteries 'compelling and gritty' Cosmopolitan Successful lawyer Jia Khan has built a quiet and solitary life for herself in London, away from her family and the streets of Yorkshire where she grew up. But some truths cannot be wished away. When her father, Akbar Khan, leader of the Pukhtun community and overlord of the local crime syndicate, the Jirga, is found murdered, Jia must leave her carefully constructed life behind and take his place. As she prepares for her new role, Jia has to keep the family together while convincing the all-male Jirga of her worth, combating a particularly ruthless rival and preventing gang wars. Establishing her own brand of justice and honour, Jia must live by the words of her mentor: Be twice as good as men, and four times as good as white men.