Former Pakistani Military TV Series Actor Pens THE MISUNDERSTOOD ALLY
Faraz Inam spent time in the Pakistani military as an Air Force cadet. This later led him to play major roles in two blockbuster military-oriented television series in Pakistan in the '90s. Drawing from such personal experiences as well as vicarious experiences through people he has known, and sufficiently backing it with discussions, analysis and research which not only encouraged but enabled him too, first-time author Inam weaves a riveting fiction about the global war on terror and the realities of people entangled in it, titled "The Misunderstood Ally."
Inam's newly published book is a geopolitical thriller based on a realistic backdrop and inspired from real life events. "The Misunderstood Ally" may be a novel but the environment it reflects is real. Its characters may not be original but the personas they represent are real. The events may not be precise but the motives behind their occurrences are real. The story may not have all the solutions but can help to make the reader understand all the perspectives.
The story follows the lives of three protagonists. The first one is a Pakistan Army Commando, a commanding officer of his Unit, fighting the extremist forces emanating out of Afghanistan. The second is a Special Agent from a U.S. Intelligence Agency reflecting the mindset prevalent in the U.S. Government on the "war on terror." Third character is a belligerent but ruthless Afghan Militant chief fighting what he perceives as occupation forces in his country and their allies. They come from different worlds, have different beliefs and ideologies, but are put in one war. Their stories run in parallel till fate brings them at a crossroad.
A tale of valor, sacrifice and self-discovery, "The Misunderstood Ally" is a novel that depicts a modern-day story about the current conflict in Afghanistan. It also reflects on the lives of average moderate peace loving common Pakistanis who are stuck between the forces of extremism on one hand and totalitarianism on the other. CIA led Drone operations being currently conducted in Af Pak border area and the repercussions they have in Pakistan, are also an integral part of this story. Not only will readers get hooked to the action, drama, thrill and suspense with a touch of humor and romance; but more importantly, they will also absorb a message of peace and a feeling of empathy for all those gravely affected from the conflict in the region.