The Blood Divide

The Blood Divide

The must-read race-against-time thriller of 2021


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The last thing Jack Baxi expected when a detective rang his doorbell in the middle of the night was that he'd be tortured and left for dead, with a young woman he's never met before.

Now, running for their lives, Jack and Aisha frantically try to discover why the detective was so convinced they both have information on a missing person. Jack is a Sikh corner shopkeeper with a criminal record. Aisha is a Muslim medical student from a wealthy family. What could possibly connect them?

Their desperate hunt for answers will take them on a perilous journey, from the sprawling underground markets and dangerous red-light district of Delhi all the way to the most militarized zone in India.

But little do they know, a dangerous organisation is watching their every move - and they'll do whatever it takes to stop Jack and Aisha learning the truth . . .


'Written with pace and precision . . . announces the arrival of a formidable crime writer' Daily Mail
'Outstanding - relentless, multi-layered suspense and real human drama' Lee Child
'Deserves attention for its sheer inventiveness and unbridled energy' The Times
'Fierce, fast-paced and vivid' Mail on Sunday
'Timely and a compulsive page-turner' Liz Nugent

© A. A. Dhand 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021


  • A. A. Dhand has made a reputation for fast paced police procedurals that keep the pages turning. In his latest standalone offering, he stays true to form with a plot that fairly zips along. The book opens with a bang and continues with a thrill-a-minute adventure that moves from Britain to the dark underbelly of India. As Jack and Aisha search for the truth, secrets emerge from the shadows of India's past. This man knows how to keep me up into the early hours. Relentlessly thrilling!
    Vaseem Khan, author of MIDNIGHT AT MALABAR HOUSE

About the author

A. A. Dhand

A.A. Dhand was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city from behind the counter of a small convenience store. After qualifying as a pharmacist, he worked in London and travelled extensively before returning to Bradford to start his own business and begin writing. The history, diversity and darkness of the city have inspired his Harry Virdee novels.
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