Blood Betrayal: A Detective Inaya Rahman Novel

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Minotaur Books
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6.3 X 8.8 X 1.6 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author
AUSMA ZEHANAT KHAN holds a Ph.D. in international human rights law with a specialization in military intervention and war crimes in the Balkans. She is the author of the award-winning Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty mystery series, which begins with The Unquiet Dead, as well as the critically acclaimed Khorasan Archives fantasy series. Her crime series featuring Detective Inaya Rahman begins with Blackwater Falls. She is also a contributor to the anthologies Private Investigations, Sword Stone Table, and The Perfect Crime, and the former Editor-in-Chief of Muslim Girl magazine. A British-born Canadian and former adjunct law professor, Khan now lives in DC with her husband

One of "The Most Anticipated Crime Fiction of Fall 2023"--CrimeReads

"Richly drawn characters and nuanced depictions of contemporary policing make this a winner. Readers will be eager to hear more from Inaya soon."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"[Brings] fresh relevance to the subgenre's timeworn conventions . . . twisty, multifaceted . . . A penetrating, of-the-moment police procedural."--Kirkus Reviews

"Like Blackwater Falls (2022), this is a compelling and deeply emotional thriller. Khan tackles the heartbreak of losing a child as well as the internal struggle faced by officers of color when forced to choose between a call to service and their communities. As always, she addresses these issues with straightforward honesty and grace. Highly recommended for those who enjoy complex procedurals with a human touch, such as Tana French's Dublin Murder Squad series."--Booklist

"The novel's framework is a diorama filled with the most relevant issues in contemporary life: racism, anti-gay sentiment, police corruption, and how men, women, and children of all colors strive for balance in their lives. Inaya, Khan's most complicated character, is a devout Muslim and a dedicated cop always struggling to reconcile the two."--Oprah Daily

"Khan excels in creating multifaceted characters whose engrossing stories bring up social questions to which there are no easy answers. As in the best crime fiction, the solution here is both satisfying and unexpected."--First Clue

"A complex and timely mystery, Blood Betrayal proves once again that Ausma Zehanat Khan is a writer at the peak of her powers."--Always with a Book

"An absorbing mystery . . . Blood Betrayal is one of those novels that is not only enjoyable but also teaches you something."--The Denver Post

"[Khan] packs a lot into this narrative, including taking us into the world of Rahman's family and background . . . it's so topical and Khan excels at building this kind of complicated story."--The Globe and Mail