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Book I of The Ahriman Legacy

When the CIA intercepts intelligence on a terrorist attack in Kuwait, Petra Shirazi, a former field agent, comes face to face with The Ahriman, a man named for the Persian spirit of destruction, and who is responsible for a series of bomb blasts that paralyzed the Suez Canal two years earlier.

As the investigation begins to unravel, the ripple effects threaten to engulf not only the Middle East and its Western allies, but also the darkest secrets of Petra’s past.

“Like Grisham and Clancy… this title shines among the genre.” -The US Review of Books;  Amazon  Bestseller and semi-finalist in Publisher’s Weekly Booklife Prize for Fiction


Book II of The Ahriman Legacy

Petra Shirazi settles into a life in Paris under the alias of Ana Zagini. Her new world comes crashing down after a visit from a former Agency colleague forces her back into fieldwork.

As they race to stop a mole that has infiltrated the Agency, they uncover an insidious plot to destroy the leadership of the International Monetary Fund and place it in the control of a corrupt Russian politician.

The investigation spirals downward and she is forced to enlist the help of The Ahriman, now in hiding and presumed dead by most intelligence sources. Together they must face their demons to stop a conspiracy that threatens to bring global commerce to its knees.

“Writing that shines above all else.” – Reed Farrel Coleman, NYT Bestselling author of WHERE IT HURTS


Book III of The Ahriman Legacy

Nine years ago, Agency operative Vik Jennings was brutally gunned down after he infiltrated the inner circles of illicit arms dealer Duc Nguyen, responsible for aggravating numerous conflicts around the world. Seeking justice for Vik, his former colleague Carlos engages the help of retired spy Petra Shirazi and the Ahriman, a retired Iranian assassin.

The team sets up an operation to gather the evidence to take Nguyen down, first at his country home outside of London, and then later during the celebration of his son’s marriage in Madagascar.

The investigation leads them into a labyrinth of deception implicating intelligence agencies all over the world. As the operation unfolds, Petra must keep her relationship with Vik a secret to hide her culpability in his murder from the rest of the team.

“A well-rounded novel that comes alive with her engaging plot and prose, placing her comfortably in a genre dominated by the likes of Tom Clancy, Robert Ludlum, and John le Carré.” ~ The US Review of Books


Book IV of The Ahriman Legacy

After barely getting out of Russia alive, Veronica thought her life would finally be at peace…however, her problems have only just begun. In April 2024, she comes face to face with her reckoning from the shadows at a safe house in New York—her ex-boyfriend and Agency traitor, Kevin. Misjudged as an ambush, Kevin comes with a warning that the FSB is after her and disappears into the night. The hunt to bring him to justice begins.

Veronica tracks Kevin to Burundi, a country in the East African Great Lakes region, where he is covertly working with Chinese intelligence to manipulate a major power contract on the brink of being awarded. She vows to stop him, but she can’t conduct the investigation alone. Some familiar faces enter the frame…

Can the team put their differences aside to focus on the threat at hand? The perfect blend of action, espionage and suspense, thriller readers are in for a treat!

“Guha utilizes her personal and professional experience to make the places she describes seem to jump off the page. Her unique worldview and perspective on the inner workings of politics and power dynamics of the region, coupled with a succinct and efficient writing style makes this entire series a must read for espionage thriller fans.” – J. Todd Wilkins, THE BEST THRILLER BOOKS



Named one of the best crime fiction books of 2021 by Diverse Voices Book Review.

When your past comes back to haunt you, you are forced to see who you really are.

Mariam is pregnant and flees an abusive marriage as the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait begins. Leaving her husband Tareq for dead, she crosses the border and is evacuated with the help of Raj, who she meets at a refugee camp and suggests she assume the identity of his dead wife so she can be issued Indian papers.

Fast forward twenty-five years, Mariam is still living under the identity of Raj’s Indian wife in the US. After she attends an event commemorating the anniversary of Kuwait’s liberation, Tareq—miraculously still alive, discovers her new life and plans his revenge.


The story of a young woman adopting her son as she brings her estranged family back together in fictionalized Sudan and India.

“An endearing tale of love, loss, and healing…” – Recommended by The US Review of Books

In 2045, Naina Ranjeeva writes a letter to recount the journey that led to the adoption of her son Nikhil. Decades earlier, she stumbles upon a lead on the location of her aunt, who had disappeared when Naina was just a child. After her aunt’s disappearance, Naina’s family also completely lost contact with her beloved younger cousin, Nitu. With her aunt’s location in hand, Naina takes the first step toward locating her cousin by traveling to the Republic of East Africa to search for her aunt.

Her journey leads her to Calcutta where she finds her cousin Nitu and his three-year-old son Nikhil.
After two decades apart, the family starts to bridge the gap caused by years of separation, within the backdrop of political turmoil and a revolution in East Africa, akin to the circumstances that led to the Arab Spring.


Down to the River is a collection of twenty crimes stories that take place on or near American rivers from some of the strongest voices in crime fiction writing today. As these stories show, rivers are not only sources of life; they can also be scenes of murder and revenge.

Puja Guha’s short story Where are the Boats features Carlos, a supporting character in her bestselling The Ahriman Legacy series. During an Agency op, his cover is blown and he disappears onto a canoe on the Green River. Can he stay ahead of the Russian assassin the Nightingale who is close on his trail?

Volume II: Every stolen vote is a crime

Twenty-two authors contributed short crime fiction stories on the theme “Every stolen vote is a crime,” with a foreword by Scott Turow. All the money earned from sales is contributed to the Southern Poverty Law Center’s programs to fight voter suppression and defend voting rights.

In her short story Somebody Else’s Game, Puja Guha once again features Carlos, a beloved character in her The Ahriman Legacy series, on an operation in Almaty, Kazakhstan. What starts as a simple supervision of the local mayor elections turns into a power struggle that brings him face to face with the Nightingale, a Russian assassin he crossed paths with a year earlier.