In this "smart and compelling crime novel," Muslim-American detective Ash Rashid is forced to confront a mastermind with a bloody vendetta -- and track down an abducted witness before it's too late (Jeff Abbott).
Ash Rashid thought his days as a homicide detective were over. Now, with the police force's community relations department, he gives speeches at elementary schools instead of tracking criminals.
But when he discovers two dead bodies during his evening commute, Ash finds himself back on active duty. As he races to identify the victims and track down an abducted witness, Ash realizes that nothing is what it seems. Every clue -- every suspect -- leads to new questions and new threats.
Ash's quest for the truth soon leads him into the dark mind of a master criminal, and Ash has sacrificed too much to back down . . .