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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 2017 ISBN: 9781427282767
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From Ausma Zehanat Khan, the critically acclaimed author of The Unquiet Dead and The Language of Secrets,comes Among the Ruins, another powerful audiobook exploring the interplay of politics and religion, and the intensely personal ripple effects of one woman’s murder.

On leave from Canada’s Community Policing department, Esa Khattak is traveling in Iran, reconnecting with his cultural heritage and seeking peace in the country’s beautiful mosques and gardens. But Khattak’s supposed break from work is cut short when he’s approached by a Canadian government agent in Iran, asking him to look into the death of renowned Canadian-Iranian filmmaker Zahra Sobhani. Zahra was murdered at Iran’s notorious Evin prison, where she’d been seeking the release of a well-known political prisoner. Khattak quickly finds himself embroiled in Iran’s tumultuous politics and under surveillance by the regime, but when the trail leads back to Zahra’s family in Canada, Khattak calls on his partner, Detective Rachel Getty, for help.

Rachel uncovers a conspiracy linked to the Shah of Iran and the decades-old murders of a group of Iran’s most famous dissidents. Historic letters, a connection to the Royal Ontario Museum, and a smuggling operation on the Caspian Sea are just some of the threads Rachel and Khattak begin unraveling, while the list of suspects stretches from Tehran to Toronto. But 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 a political crime at all.

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Quotes & Awards

  • Narrator Peter Ganim delivers all the urgency that is packed into Khan's novel. AudioFile Magazine
  • “Iran’s stormy history is the atmospheric backdrop for Ausma Zehanat Khan’s Among the Ruins, the third book in her exceptional series featuring Esa Khattak…The story takes on the air of a James Bond movie, including an explosive finale on the Caspian Sea.”

    Washington Post

  • “Narrator Peter Ganim delivers all the urgency that is packed into Khan’s novel…Ganim slowly unravels the convoluted threads of the plot—which goes all the way back to the shah of Iran—revealing the officers’ progress and providing lyrical descriptions of the countryside.”

    AudioFile

  • “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)

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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.