Non-fiction

The Bhutto Dynasty: The Struggle for Power in Pakistan

A major new investigation into the Bhutto family, examining their influence in Pakistan from the colonial era to the present day.

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Blending the Bhutto family's eventful history with that of the broader political developments, Bennett-Jones' exploration is riveting and thought-provoking in equal measure.

Sarah Ansari, author of Boundaries of Belonging

Bennett-Jones has repeatedly shown himself to be one of the most perceptive, impartial and knowledgeable journalists reporting Pakistan. Rigorous, authoritative and readable, full of both insights and investigation, this new work is an important addition to the literature of a very important, and often very misunderstood, state.

Jason Burke, author of Al-Qaeda

Fiction

Target Britain

Starting with a drone attack on suspected Islamist militants taking refuge in a desert village in Pakistan, Target Britain follows the story of London minicab driver Jaz Khan. The murder of Jaz's brother, and the mutilation of his body by soldiers gathering his DNA, sets off a fast-paced contest between Jaz and the British state.

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Target Britain is a tightly-paced, crisply-written thriller which benefits from rich and authentic background detail as it pulls together all strands of the war on terror. It's bang up to date and you can't stop turning the pages.

Michael Palin, Python and adventurer

A great read. A brilliant but worrying expose on just how vulnerable Britain could be to a terrorist attack.

John Yates, former Head of Counter Terrorism at Scotland Yard

Podcast

The Assassination

The award-winning inside story. An investigation into the death of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Includes interviews with those accused of her murder.

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About Owen

Owen Bennett-Jones reported for the BBC for 30 years. He has been a resident foreign correspondent in Bucharest, Geneva, Islamabad, Hanoi and Beirut and presented Newshour on the BBC World Service. In 2008 he was Sony news journalist of the year and in 2009 the Commonwealth journalist of the year. In 2012 Owen was Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton University. His podcast on the murder of Benazir Bhutto, The Assassination, won gold at the British Podcast Awards in 2018.

Educated at the London School of Economics and St. Antony’s College, Oxford University, Owen Bennett-Jones’s history book, Pakistan: Eye of the Storm, published by Yale University Press, went into its third edition in 2010. His thriller, Target Britain, is now available in paperback.

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