A Case of Exploding Mangoes
A Washington Post, Rocky Mountain News, Boston Globe Best Book of the Year
Intrigue and subterfuge combine with bad luck and good in this darkly comic debut about love, betrayal, tyranny, family, and a conspiracy trying its damnedest to happen.
Ali Shigri, Pakistan Air Force pilot and Silent Drill Commander of the Fury Squadron, is on a mission to avenge his father's suspicious death, which the government calls a suicide.Ali's target is none other than General Zia ul-Haq, dictator of Pakistani. Enlisting a rag-tag group of conspirators, including his cologne-bathed roommate, a hash-smoking American lieutenant, and a mango-besotted crow, Ali sets his elaborate plan in motion. There's only one problem: the line of would-be Zia assassins is longer than he could have possibly known.
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A case of exploding mangoesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Set in Pakistan in the 1980s, this first novel revolves around the events leading up to the plane crash that killed General Zia, then president of the country. The crash has been the subject of all ... Read full review
Review: A Case of Exploding MangoesUser Review - Shannon - Goodreads
On the 17th of August, 1988, Pakistani president General Zia ul-Haq was killed when his plane crashed, along with the American ambassador Arnold Raphel. Because of his position as a deeply Islamic ... Read full review