Breaking Barriers




Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/5/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 366
ISBN : 9781425102548

About the Book

Zahid Khan is a powerful Pushtun tribal chief who befriends Osama bin Laden, while his teenage son, Batoor falls in love with his class fellow, Jessica - the daughter of the American Ambassador to Pakistan.

Gradually she grows to return his feelings and falls in love with him after he nearly loses his life to save her in a terrorist attack organized by Alqaeda.

Cultural barriers and political realities after 9/11 separate them, pushing them to the brink of insanity. Will they become a modern day Romeo and Juliet?!

About the Author

Dr. Ghayur Ayub, a surgeon by profession, comes from the mountainous Kurum Valley in Pakistan, close to Tora Bora, bordering Afghanistan. He spent his early childhood in a village near the 13,000 foot 'White Mountains' that instilled a life-long proclivity toward nature.

In 1979, after leaving the UK and returning with his Welsh wife and children to his hometown of Parachinar, he found himself at the frontline of the Afghan war, treating an unending flow of casualties. It was a combination of that experience, the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan in the 1990s and the events of 9/11 in 2001 which prompted him to write Breaking Barriers a novel based on actual events.

Currently, he lives in London with his family.