Ash Rashid is a devout Muslim police detective in the Indianapolis police department assigned to the prosecutor’s office. When the mother of his daughter’s friend is killed by a hit and run driver, he is somewhat “forced” to investigate by the suggestion of a local mobster, and finds that things just don’t add up.
I enjoyed this novel because Ash is real. He is tried to practice his religion as he can and tries harder not to have a drink as you can see that he may have a problem with that. He also cares about people and is devoted to doing good and believing in his job. The further he digs into the case, the more intense it gets. I liked how it all played out. Not everybody wins.
Ash Rashid stands alone. A twelve-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department and one of the few Muslim-Americans on the force, he's unafraid of bending the rules in the pursuit of justice. But now Ash wants out. He's finished law school and is aiming to become a prosecutor. The last thing he wants is to become embroiled in a new homicide investigation.
That changes when he hears that the mother of one of his daughter's friends was murdered in front of her home-a crime that members of his department would seemingly rather ignore than investigate. Ash launches an inquiry and quickly becomes entangled in a case involving a dangerous mix of election-year politics, crime, and street justice. And what he finds may have repercussions for the entire city . . .
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