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Payback – A gripping crime action thriller

An aboriginal massacre. A CIA agent gone rogue. The hunt is on!

Part-Aboriginal Sydney lawyer Cory, devastated by the loss of his family and friends, accepts the aid of ex-ASIO officer Martin to help track the fugitive and bring him to justice.

Through crocodile infested waters of Cape York, North Queensland to the dry Savannahs of South Africa, the fugitive utilises his shady contacts to outrun his punishment.

Can Cory bring him home to face justice?

Will it be court trial or aboriginal tribal justice?

This gripping multi-national crime action thriller will keep you turning the pages and on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.



5 STAR Readers Favourite Award – Reviewed by Alma Boucher

Payback is an outstanding thriller by Izaz Khan. The plot was exciting and interesting. The story is fast-paced and jam-packed with action. With all the twists and turns, there was never a dull moment. I was hooked from the start until the end. The description of the Aboriginal settlement was interesting, and I enjoyed reading about the skills Cory learned. The characters were brilliantly developed and authentic. My favorite was Cory. He embraced his Aboriginal heritage while being part of the white community. Despite the horrible crime that was committed, Cory still fought for the man involved to be given a fair trial and punishment. The story was brilliantly written, and some of the events were described in detail. It held my attention throughout and exceeded my expectations.



Izaz Khan

Izaz Khan

Izaz was born in a small sugar town called Ba on the main island of Fiji.  He attended Catholic primary and secondary schools in Ba before going to Charters Towers in North Queensland to finish his secondary education at Mt Carmel College, a Christian Brothers school. He matriculated to the University of Queensland where he graduated with a BA degree in 1967.

Izaz then returned to Fiji and taught at a number of high schools. While there, he married and had two children, but one died in 2010. He soon returned to Australia with his wife and young children and completed a law degree at the UNSW. Hired by the prestigious firm of Allen Allen and Hemsley, now known as Allens, he worked for two years as a solicitor and went to the NSW Bar in March, 1980, where he was till 2012. Izaz became one of the  foremost barristers in the field of property law. He is also a former judge of the Fiji Court of Appeal. He sat for four weeks at a time, four times a year between 2008 and 2012.

Between 1980 and 1991, Izaz became a part-time lecturer in Conveyancing and Property Law at the Law School of UNSW and wrote numerous articles in his field for the Law Society Journal.

Payback is set in Australia.