A brutal murder, a harrowing escape through the Himalayas, and an intensely dramatic setting - this quickpaced literary thriller transports readers to another world.On a search for meaning, American Nick Sunder backpacks through Central Asia in the company of a beautiful French woman. When she's found brutally murdered, Nick is arrested and tortured by the Pakistani police, but miraculously escapes and flees to the steep mountains of Kashmir. Despite their beauty, they are a zone of bloody conflict between the Indian military and the Kashmiri separatists. Nick, it appears, has traded one danger for many more.Along the way, he encounters an eccentric smuggler and his mysterious companion, Fidali, who help Nick reach the idyllic mountain village of Gilkamosh in Indian-occupied Kashmir. There he meets Aysha, a defiant and beautiful doctor whose teenage love, Kazim, has become a seasoned muhajideen leader. When Gilkamosh is struck by a horrifying act of terrorism, Nick finds himself immersed in Aysha's struggle to resist the competing forces threatening to tear the village apart. Fidali's Way is a morally complex, sweeping, and highly ambitious story of colliding cultures, of love and sacrifice, war, and the redemption of pure faith.
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