In the aftermath of a mass shooting in a mosque, small town tensions run high. Clashes between the Muslim community and a local faction of radical white nationalists are escalating, but who would have motive and opportunity to commit such a devastating act of violence?
Detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty from Canada’s Community Policing Unit are assigned to this high-profile case and tasked to ensure the extremely volatile situation doesn’t worsen. But when leaked CCTV footage exposes a shocking piece of evidence, both sides of the divide are enraged.
As Khattak and Getty work through a mounting list of suspects, they realise there’s far more going on in this small town than anyone first thought…
Of all the Khattak and Getty novels so far I think this one is either the best one or simply my favourite, being as it is a coming together of all the themes in previous stories and a throwing at the reading audience a hugely relatable event…
A mass shooting in a community already on the brink, Ausma Zehanat Khan shines a scarily relevant spotlight onto the world in which we currently live. Using sharp insightful writing, a keen eye for character and a disturbingly realistic outlook, this will grip and educate in equal measure and leave you with a lot to think about. It will also thoroughly entertain you with its twists and turns whilst still holding truth at the heart of it.
Our dynamic duo do indeed live in interesting times…this moves their own story along and adds many layers, the outcome may not be at all what you expect, on top of that the foreshadowing for what may be to come is cleverly immersed into the narrative.
A truly excellent addition to this already excellent series.