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No Place of Refuge by Ausma Zehanat Khan
About The Book
The Syrian refugee crisis becomes personal for Inspector Esa Khattak and Sergeant Rachel Getty.
NGO worker Audrey Clare, sister of Khattak’s childhood friend, is missing. In her wake, a French Interpol Agent and a young Syrian man are found dead at the Greek refugee camp where she worked.
Khattak and Getty travel to Greece to trace Audrey’s last movements in a desperate attempt to find her.
In doing so, they learn that her work in Greece had strayed well beyond the remit of her NGO…
Had Audrey been on the edge of exposing a dangerous secret at the heart of the refugee crisis – one that ultimately put a target on her own back?
First of all, I am not a partial reader of the Rachel Getty & Esa Khattak, I am a big fan, so I loved this book, as always! Their mysteries are always interesting, complex and with a multicultural background that makes you want to know more about the countries they visit.
As you can imagine with the title of the book, this story is about Refugees and not an easy one; corruption, dictatorship, human traffic and so many horrendous things that the refugees have to suffer. Maybe if the people that are so against helping humans who are in pain and need read this book they’ll change their perspective and start helping them.
This will be a very personal case for Rachel and Esa, someone they knew has disappeared in a Greek refugee camp, Audrey Clare, they don’t know if she is dead or alive, but she is wanted for murder! There will be different lines of investigation and they will have the help of Nathan, Audrey Clare’s brother, who will try to help them with the ONG she was working if there’s any hint of her missing.
I think this is the case that I’ve seen more personal information about Rachel and Esa, it seems that the cold barrier that was surrounding Esa’s heart has started to melt and I am sure we’ll see some trouble in the next book! The relation between Rachel and Esa is professional, they completely trust each other with their lives, after so many cases together and risk situations, I wouldn’t like anything less. But the only thing they don’t talk is about feelings, maybe it will be time on the next book to explore this new area.
This is not an easy read; but sometimes a reality shock is the best way to start making changes and improve, I hope that this book will open minds to the people that don’t want to listen the truth, because this is not totally a fiction book, is based on reality, simply turn your news on and you’ll see how the refugees are living.
No Place of Refuge is a delicate and human story that will make you want to help and change the way we see the refugees, or at least I hope so!
About The Author
Ausma Zehanat Khan holds a Ph.D. in International Human Rights Law with a specialisation in military intervention and war crimes in the Balkans. She has
practised immigration law and taught human rights law at Northwestern University and York University. Formerly, she served as Editor in Chief of Muslim Girl magazine, the first magazine to reflect the lives of young Muslim women. Her debut novel, The Unquiet Dead, won the Barry Award, the Arthur Ellis Award and the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best First Novel. She has also written The Language of Secrets and Among the Ruins. She is a longtime community activist and writer. Born in Britain, Ausma lived in Canada for many years before recently becoming an American citizen.
She lives in Colorado with her husband.