Published by St. Martin's Press/Minotaur Books
"Issues of religion, culture, and racism take center stage in Khan’s outstanding fifth novel featuring Insp. Esa Khattak...Khan perceptively explores how fear can quickly erupt into violence." ~ STARRED REVIEW - PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
"Khan peoples her police procedural with believably nuanced characters to highlight the consequences of hate. The tension never lets down in this horrifying look at mass murder and the often mundane factors that inspire it."
~ KIRKUS REVIEWS
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A DEADLY DIVIDE
In the aftermath of a mass shooting at a mosque in Quebec, the local police apprehend Amadou Duchon―a young Muslim man at the scene helping the wounded―but release Etienne Roy, the local priest who was found with a weapon in his hands.
The shooting looks like a hate crime, but detectives Esa Khattak and Rachel Getty sense there is more to the story. Sent to liaise with a community in the grip of fear, they find themselves in fraught new territory, fueled by the panic and suspicion exploited by a right-wing radio host.
As Rachel and Esa grapple to stop tensions shutting the case down entirely, all the time, someone is pointing Esa in another direction, a shadowy presence who anticipates his every move.
A Deadly Divide is a piercingly observed, gripping thriller that reveals the fractures that try to tear us all apart: from the once-tight partnership between detectives Esa and Rachel, to the truth about a deeply divided nation.
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