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The Spinner’s Tale – Review
Action Thriller, Fiction / July 2, 2015

This review first appeared at Liberty Books. Synopsis Sheikh Ahmed Uzair Sufi is one of the most feared men in Pakistan, a top Jihadi militant, who believes in nothing save his own limitless scope for violence. But no one suspected this future back in 1994, when he was simple old Ausi and leaves school with his cricket mad best friend Eddy to start a new life. While Eddy goes to college in America, Ausi’s life takes dangerous and unexpected turns. The two friends stay in touch even as they pursue vastly different lives, their shared passion for cricket and nostalgia for their school days binding them together. Even as Ausi treads down a darker path, what will happen to their friendship? Omar Shahid Hamid, bestselling author of The Prisoner, takes us on another thrilling, sinister ride, stretching from Karachi to Kashmir to Afghanistan, in The Spinner’s Tale. There are accounts, treatise and memoirs that deal with reality, going deep into the psyche and culture of the people supplemented with facts and figures to prove a point. Then comes a fiction, essentially doing the same but hitting where it matters the most … the reader’s’ heart. The Spinner’s Tale, the second…

Omar Shahid’s Second Book Releasing Soon
Book Launch, Upcoming / June 4, 2015

As promised during Karachi Literature Festival 2014, Omar Shahid Hamid is releasing his new book “The Spinner’s Tale” on 19th June 2015. Different from “The Prisoner”, the successful take on Karachi’s violent politics and terrorism, “The Spinner’s Tale” deals with the same problems of violence and terrorism. Omar did not confirm if it was continuation of The Prisoner, with same characters, but he did say it dealt with the same challenges that were explored in the first novel.   About The Author: Omar Shahid Hamid has been part of Pakistan’s Police Force for over a decade and had been a close friend of the slain police officer Chaudhry Aslam. His father, Shahid Hamid, was director of Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (now K-Electric) when he was shot dead while leaving from home. The killers were apprehended, court trial ran its course right up to Supreme Court and after more than decade one of the main accused, Saulat Mirza, was hanged in 2015 after the suspension of capital punishment in the wake of Peshawar Massacre. Omar wrote his first novel, “The Prisoner”, while on sabbatical leaves to UK and it received massive success. Omar is now releasing his second novel, The Spinner’s Tale, on…