PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - STARRED REVIEW Contemporary political events drive Khan’s excellent fourth novel featuring Inspector Esa Khattak and Sgt. Rachel Getty ... Khan demonstrates a superior ability to inject moving portrayals of the individual faces of an ongoing humanitarian crisis into a suspenseful story line.
WASHINGTON POST “A Dangerous Crossing” urges readers to consider not only the obvious natural hazards faced by Syrian refugees but also the evils perpetrated by human predators who lurk in the shadows. Finding a solution to those evils may be well beyond the reach of Khan’s master detectives, but her complex tale helps us to, at the very least, see them more clearly.
BOOKLIST - STARRED REVIEW This fourth in the series is a complex global thriller lifted to bar-raising heights by Khan’s thoughtful (and timely) exploration of the tragedies and dangers that refugees face.
THE GLOBE AND MAIL: THE BEST CANADIAN SUSPENSE NOVELS TO READ AT THE COTTAGE A superior, topical nail-biter. - The Globe and Mail
TOP PICK - RT BOOK REVIEWS The fourth in Khan’s Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak series is an exciting read that will intrigue readers. She skillfully weaves together a well-crafted, intricate plot that is interesting and will keep readers hooked. 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.
BOOKRIOT Khan is super-talented at creating smart and thoughtful detective procedurals that also incorporate important current politics and social issues. - BookRiot DON'T NEED A DIAGRAM A Dangerous Crossing is driven by mystery, but it’s also poignant and complex. As her team bounces from country to country, digging into documents and confronting power, Khan does not shy from intricate global politics. A Dangerous Crossing is another gripping Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty mystery brewed from the depths of mankind’s capacity for brutal inhumanity to others. - Don't Need A Diagram LIBRARY JOURNAL Khan’s doctorate and research in international human relations law give credence to her portrayal of a timely situation. The search for Audrey also is a search for meaning and justice in a world of hatred, betrayal, and despair where the characters are nearly as complex as the global relations. This is a series well worth investigating. - Library Journal
LITHUB Khan’s community policing series has walked a careful tightrope between entertainment and social responsibility, each volume addressing a societal ill with a high-octane investigation. Her fourth in the series is no exception. Set on a Greek isle and with a plot involving the Syrian refugee crisis (perhaps I should call it the European closed borders crisis), Khan’s latest leads us on a suspenseful hunt for a missing woman and through a perilous and uncertain landscape. LitHub
MARILYN'S MYSTERY READS Ausma Zehanat Khan's fourth novel brilliantly weaves all these strands together...into a story that is much, much more than a typical mystery. Marilyn's Mystery Reads
MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL 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....a highly personal and heartbreakingly profound view of the Syrian refugee crisis. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
THE PLAIN DEALER The rare writer who can blend both a serious social justice agenda with a top-notch plot... relevant, heartbreaking and a page-turning mystery. The Plain Dealer
REVIEWING THE EVIDENCE This series, remarkable for its intelligent and sensitive use of stories that could be ripped from the headlines if we were paying attention, turns human rights issues into compelling fiction. Reviewing the Evidence
SHELF AWARENESS Khan skillfully sheds light on the very human side of the war in Syria .... Though a single novel cannot shift this narrative, A Dangerous Crossing does an excellent job of portraying the situation in Syria in a way that will help readers recognize hard truths. Moreover, it does so while drawing them into the type of carefully woven, multi-layered mystery that has become characteristic of Khan's expert novels. Shelf Awareness