From the author of The Unquiet Dead, featured on BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour
'Powerful' – Bookpage 'Exceptionally fine' – Library Journal 'Compelling' – Leigh Russell
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.
Praise for the Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty Mysteries:
'An outstanding series' - Washington Post
'The Unquiet Dead is a powerful and haunting story' - Guardian
'Ausma Zehanat Khan is to be applauded for tackling such an important subject in a police procedural' - Daily Express
'Compelling and challenging, this is a beautifully written and powerful story of inhumanity and justice' - Leigh Russell, bestselling author of the DI Geraldine Steel series
'A tale of rich complexity... intricately woven, delicately revealed' - Luke McCallin, author of The Ashes of Berlin
Don't miss the rest of the Detective Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty series: The Unquiet Dead, The Language of Secrets, A Death in Sarajevo (a novella) and No Place of Refuge.