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Author: Ausma Zehanat Khan Narrator: Peter Ganim Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak Series Release Date: February 2018 ISBN: 9781427293459
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From the critically acclaimed author of The Unquiet Dead comes a devastatingly powerful new thriller that will stay with listeners long after the final track. A Dangerous Crossing by Ausma Zehanat Khan is haunting, disturbing, and thoroughly captivating.

For Inspector Esa Khattak and Sergeant Rachel Getty, the Syrian refugee crisis is about to become personal. Esa’s childhood friend, Nathan Clare, calls him in distress: his sister, Audrey, has vanished from a Greek island where the siblings run a non-governmental organization. Audrey had been working to fast-track refugees to Canada, but now she is implicated in the double-murder of a French Interpol agent and a young man who had fled the devastation in Syria.

Esa and Rachel arrive in Greece to a shocking scene, witnessing for themselves the massive fallout of the Syrian war in the wretched refugee camps. Tracing Audrey’s last movements, they meet some of the volunteers and refugees—one of whom, Ali, is involved in a search of his own for a girl whose disappearance may be connected to their investigation. The arrival of Sehr Ghilzai,a former prosecutor who now handles refugee claims for Audrey’s organization, further complicates the matter for Esa, as his feelings towards her remain unresolved.

Working against time with Interpol at their heels, Esa and Rachel follow a trail that takes them from the beaches of Greece to the Turkish–Syrian border and across Europe, reaching even the corridors of power in the Netherlands. Had Audrey been on the edge of a dangerous discovery, hidden at the heart of this darkest of crises—one which ultimately put a target on her own back?

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Quotes & Awards

  • "Engaging from the first chapter, Khan's novel provides a startling introduction to the Syrian refugee crisis, with characters, dialogue, and tragedies that come alive in audio. Using nuanced intonations and a slow and steady style of narration, narrator Peter Ganim's presentation is impeccable. Whether reading a scene in an inhuman refugee camp or presenting conversations among officials searching for a lost emigré, Ganim never falters. AudioFile

  • Peter Ganim does a lovely job. BookRiot

  • “Engaging from the first chapter, Khan’s novel provides a startling introduction to the Syrian refugee crisis, with characters, dialogue, and tragedies that come alive in audio. Using nuanced intonations and a slow and steady style of narration, narrator Peter Ganim’s presentation is impeccable…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    AudioFile

  • “Zehanat Khan’s characters are principled and compassionate, driven to serve the lost, the broken, the betrayed, and her plots explore current global issues with keen insight.”

    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

  • “With gripping situations, vivid characters, and intense conflicts, Khan creates a thrilling mystery. Esa is a captivating, shrewd hero whom readers will be drawn to because of his instinctive, charismatic nature. Khan’s latest is a thought-provoking mystery that readers will not be able to put down.”

    RT Book Reviews (4½ stars, Top Pick!)

  • “A complex global thriller lifted to bar-raising heights by Khan’s thoughtful (and timely) exploration of the tragedies and dangers that refugees face”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Excellent…Khan demonstrates a superior ability to inject moving portrayals of the individual faces of an ongoing humanitarian crisis into a suspenseful story line.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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About the Author

Ausma Zehanat Khan is the author of the acclaimed mystery series featuring Seageant Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak. She holds a PhD in international human-rights law with a specialization in military intervention and war crimes in the Balkans. She has practiced immigration law and taught human rights law at Northwestern University and York University. She is the former editor in chief of Muslim Girl magazine, the first magazine targeted to young Muslim women.

About the Narrator

Peter Ganim, an Earphones Award–winning narrator, is an American actor who has appeared on stage, on television, and in film. He has performed voice-over work since 1994.