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Typical Azam Gill Action Nov 21, 2003
Azam Gill succeeds in taking you from your comfy sofa in your western house to a place half a world away, where sand and dust are the first and last things a beggar sleeping in the street sees. A world for which a common man usually closes his eyes, preoccupied with the dilemmas of what to have for dinner or which show to watch on TV. Where every man might carry a weapon and hold a secret grudge against you. Gill has first-hand experience in this and knows TV and good food aren't always a man's most important reasons for being.
The story starts out when the two main characters meet. Soon, we are transported back in time to when one of them, Dara, was only a child. We are witnesses as he is raised to be a leader of men. Not a real political leader, but more something of a crime boss. He leaves his home Pakistan to study in the United States. There, he meets Joe Valetti, son of a real mafia don. Dara learns a lot from his family. When Dara's father is killed, he rushes back home to take over his tasks and put everything he learned from the mafia into practice.
Halfway through the story, we stumble onto Barney Custer, a marine who goes to war in Vietnam. There, he meets Joe Valetti, telling him the secret to a suitcase stacked with gold. When Joe dies, Barney decides to go look for the gold. However, the mafia is hard set on getting back the fortune. Barney remembers Joe telling him about his best friend, someone he can go to when he's in trouble. Dara, in Pakistan, who has kept his promises and has become an even greater leader than his father ever was.
After the history of both men has been told, we catch up with the events from the beginning of the book. Now that we know who both men actually are, we can start speculating on a possible outcome for this superb thriller that will keep you glued to the pages with its typical Azam Gill action. And afterwards, you'll never look at a tomato and keep a straight face ever again.