Shahzad Rizvi

Biography

Shahzad Rizvi was born and raised in a princely state in India. He now lives and works in the Washington area with his family. He enjoys travel, reading, and learning languages, but his greatest passion is storytelling.

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Books

Khyber Pass
By Shahzad Rizvi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,110. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2013. Category: Fiction
Karen Donohue is keeping a dangerous secret. Her first love, a Soviet diplomat's son, has resurfaced after many years and moved in with her. But now he calls himself by a new name, "John," and she has a top-level job, at the President's right hand. What does John want from her now--her love, or access to the nation's highest secrets? The balance of global power is at stake...
Arsalan: His American Journey
By Shahzad Rizvi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,050. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2013. Category: Fiction
Arsalan, a Pakistani student in the 1960's, wants nothing more than to be an American. As he realizes his dream and climbs to the top of the US foreign policy establishment, he attracts the attention of two beautiful Soviet agents, determined to pry secrets from him by any means necessary. An FBI agent is equally determined to root out Soviet infiltration and turn the tables on the gorgeous spies.
Murder in the Dorm
By Shahzad Rizvi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,260. Language: English. Published: June 3, 2012. Category: Fiction
When a Mafia princess is found dead in her dorm room, her roommate Sabby, the daughter of Pakistani immigrants, is accused of murder. Both girls were in love with the same handsome student, and Sabby is an expert in poisons. As the story moves from Pakistan to Sicily to Hollywood, international vendettas, double-crosses, and surprises abound, involving even the President and the FBI Director.
Last Flight from Earth
By Shahzad Rizvi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,160. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2012. Category: Fiction
Jemi, one of the last evacuees from the ruined planet Earth, is drawn to a Mars native. Is this attraction a betrayal of her lost life on Earth?
Woman with a Curve
By Shahzad Rizvi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,800. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Category: Fiction
Two small-town girls, lifelong friends, make it to the top in Washington, D.C., each in her own way. Gentle, conscientious Minnie finds love, while ambitious, scheming Maxie's relentless pursuit of wealth and power attracts two powerful men: a grasping Senator and the handsome, vapid President. A satirical look at politics, power, and sex in the nation's capital, from a keen Washington observer.
Dinner with the Dead: A Ghost Story
By Shahzad Rizvi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,810. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2011. Category: Fiction
Sami Ullah, an Indian executive, feels mysteriously drawn to the ruined mansion. His move to Purfiza plunges him into a complex political mess outside his doors, and a bewitching romance within. A shape-shifting ghost claims him as her own lost love, drawing him inexorably into a drama of greed, passion, betrayal, and violence that has been waiting for him for more than 150 years.
Scattered Petals: Selected Poems 1986-2011
By Shahzad Rizvi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,270. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2011. Category: Fiction
A Journey in poetry, beginning with the search for love; encompassing false starts, doubts, infidelity, and dreams; and culminating in true love found.
The Boy Who Flew and Other Tales of India for Children
By Shahzad Rizvi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,600. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Fiction
Vivid tales of enchantment set in India. Can a cobra be a sorceress? What would it be like to fly, exhilarating or terrifying? Talking animals, transformations, maharajahs, and palaces. Illustrated with beautiful watercolors by Laurie McLaughlin Ward.
A Window in the Wall and Other Stories
By Shahzad Rizvi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,040. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2011. Category: Fiction
This lively collection of stories, set in America and India, explores love, loss, and the muddle between the two. In the title story, a student falls in love with a mysterious neighbor who'd be perfect... if she weren't dead. In "Rage," an actor discovers a wrenching truth about the boy he's killed in anger. In "Break-up" a husband draws the wrong conclusion from his wife's emotional withdrawal.
Mayu: The Life of a Finnish Woman
By Shahzad Rizvi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,490. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Category: Fiction
Mayu, a brilliant woman, still somehow can't get her relationships right. Though she's vowed to avoid the fate of her abused mother, she marries a womanizer whose affairs sap her self-confidence. She tries to fill the holes in her heart with one unsatisfactory affair after another. At last she meets an Indian man who loves her, but will she sabotage this relationship, as she has so often before?
The Last Resident: The Love Story of a British Official and an Indian Princess
By Shahzad Rizvi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,720. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2010. Category: Fiction
British diplomat Nigel loves India and Muslim culture, but not his spoiled wife Pamela. He falls in love with the married Muslim princess of the state where he serves. When Pamela is murdered, Nigel has an obvious motive, but did he do it? His only hope for exoneration lies with the state's Jewish prime minister who is in prison for treason. Surprising twists in a love story of India and empire.
Behind the Veil
By Shahzad Rizvi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 85,120. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2010. Category: Fiction
A spirited Indian woman falls in love with a writer she's never met, refusing all other suitors. When he appears, he's nothing like she'd dreamed. Her life with him is hell; his vanity and treachery nearly destroy her. She begins an affair with a handsome teacher, threatening her family's honor. Rashida's story unfolds against a sweeping backdrop of Indian history.

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