A Dangerous Crossing

Minotaur: St. Martin's. Feb. 2018. 352p. ISBN 9781250096760. $25.99; ebk. ISBN 9781250096784. MYS
In their fourth outing (after Among the Ruins), Insp. Esa Khattak and Sgt. Rachel Getty of Canadian Community Policing (ethnic relations), with the prime minister's blessing, are heading to Greece. Esa's best friend Nathan Clare has asked for their help in finding his sister Audrey, who disappeared from a refugee camp where she headed an NGO, working to help refugees immigrate to Canada. A French Interpol agent and a Syrian youth are found murdered in Audrey's tent, by her gun. Interpol and the Greek police now are also seeking her as a suspect. Khattak is a practicing Muslim, greatly disturbed by the refugee crisis and the growing realization that there is a tangled web of criminal activity surrounding the human traffic.
VERDICT 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.

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