Among the Ruins (Paperback)Ausma Zehanat Khan (author)
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Esa Khattak wanted Justice. Now he just needs to stay alive.
The murder of renowned political filmmaker, Zahra Sobhani, brings Esa Khattak's cultural holiday in Iran to a sudden halt.
Dissidents are being silenced and Khattak's mere presence in Iran is a risk. Yet when asked to unofficially investigate the activist's death, he cannot resist. Soon, he finds himself embroiled in Iran's tumultuous politics and under surveillance by the government.
When the trail leads back to Zahra's family in Canada, Khattak calls upon his partner, Detective Rachel Getty, for help. As Khattak gets caught up in the fate of Iran's political prisoners, Rachel sees through to the heart of the matter: Zahra's murder may not have been quite what it seemed.
Steeped in suspense, Among the Ruins is a powerful, provocative mystery exploring the interplay of politics and religion, and the intensely personal ripple effects of one woman's murder.
Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 243 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
A lyrically written look into a country many think of as war-torn and bleak reveals many sides to the place and its people * Kirkus *
A fast-paced, heart-racing mystery with incredible details of Iran and its political upheaval as the backdrop -- Patsy Glans * RT Book Reviews *
Deeply political without becoming pedantic, Khan's crime novel offers a fictionalized yet very real look at a region that is steeped in both beauty and misery * Library Journal Starred Review *
An involving mystery in a vividly portrayed setting to illustrate unspeakable violations undertaken by governments in religious and political chaos. In Khan's hands, mysteries carry powerful messages * Booklist *
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