By Any Means
By Any Means via Net Galley.
Chris Culver, a masterful storyteller, did not disappoint. He grabbed my attention by the opening lines and kept me burning the midnight oil to see what would happen next.
While investigating a double homocide, Ash Rashid, an unconventional police officer in Indianapolis, finds himself embroiled in controversy and danger as he uncovers an international human trafficking ring.
A "make it up as you go" kind of fellow, Ash repeatedly runs into difficulties with his superiors who are more concerned with following protocol than catching the bad guys.
A Muslim, Ash is observing Ramadan during the entire story. I found the descriptions of this observance fascinating, as it is something unfamilar to me.
I appreciate how the author portrays Ash's inner struggles: conflicts between demands at work and duties at home as well as a battle with alcoholism.
This is a very good read, full of twists and turns, reminding me somewhat of Michael Connelly (The Lincoln Laywer) and James Patterson (Alex Cross.)
The book will be available August 2014.