An Ash Rashid Novel
By Chris Culver
Grand Central Publishing, Paperback, 9781455526017, 378pp.
Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Ash Rashid returns in this new novel from New York Times bestselling writer Chris Culver, author of The Abbey--the runaway bestseller with a million copies sold to date.
Indianapolis Detective Ash Rashid isn't the sort of man who lets rules stand in the way of the pursuit of justice. But his work has taken a toll on him professionally and emotionally, and after twelve years in uniform--he wants out. That changes, though, when the mother of one of his daughter's friends is murdered in front of her home--a crime that members of his department would seemingly rather ignore than investigate. Ash launches an inquiry and quickly becomes entangled in a case involving a dangerous mix of election-year politics, crime, and street justice. What he finds may have repercussions for the entire city . . .
"Ultimately, the reason to come to this book and stay is Rashid...His navigation through the [criminal justice] system--and his own heart--is ultimately what makes THE OUTSIDER such a joy to read...This and future volumes should be snapped up as quickly as the author can write them."
"What elevates and sets THE OUTSIDER apart from so many other mystery novels out there is the intriguing Muslim-American detective Ash Rashid and the heartland Indianapolis location -- both gutsy choices. Chris Culver is a writer to watch for years to come."
-C.J. Box, New York Times bestselling author of Breaking Point and The Highway
"THE OUTSIDER is a smart and compelling crime novel, and Ash Rashid is a tough yet tender-hearted hero. Chris Culver is a daring new voice in crime fiction. Highly recommended."
-Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Downfall
"Ash's struggles to resist the temptations of alcohol, forbidden by his Muslim faith, add depth to his character. Readers will be curious to see what happens to him in his next outing."