A Nora Khalil Novel (Detective Nora Khalil #2)
Forge Books, 9780765379849, 336pp.
Publication Date: July 11, 2017
Shoreline is the second suspense novel featuring FBI agent Nora Khalil by Carolyn Baugh, acclaimed author of The View from Garden City.
“Compelling, important, and completely engrossing—it will change the way you look at the world.”—Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark Award Winning author
Officer Nora Khalil is a strong independent woman used to navigating different terrains. As an American-born Muslim, she loves her country and tries to honor the traditions of her people, but feels that she must constantly confront those who think she is alien.
Assigned to the FBI office in Erie, Pennsylvania, she tries to fit into small-town America after a childhood growing up in the bustle of Philly’s dark streets. A series of horrific acts of violence are committed by a well-connected group of domestic terrorists eager to spark a national revolution. The town erupts in chaos and the eyes of the nation are on these events. In turn, this heats up the debate about the fabric of our nation…and how those who feel disenfranchised by our new multiculturalism are determined to take back their birthright and, in their own words, make our nation great again.
Will Nora and her team be able to defuse the situation before the carnage goes national?
About the Author
Dr. Carolyn Baugh holds both a Master's (2008) and a Doctorate (2011) from the University of Pennsylvania in Arabic and Islamic Studies. She is an Assistant Professor of History at Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses in Middle East and world history and also directs the Women's Studies Program. Her graduate research focused on minor marriage in early Islamic law, while her translation work includes the Sufi treatise of the celebrated 14th century jurist and scholar Ibn Khaldun.
Dr. Baugh co-directs the Erie Voices refugee oral history project geared at collecting the stories of Erie's diverse refugee community for purposes of increasing tolerance and understanding between cultures. She is faculty advisor for Students United against Human Trafficking and the Muslim Students Association.
She is a failed concert pianist, a psychotic soccer mom to two indomitable girls, and the only one in the house who feeds Oreo the Cat. In addition to various scholarly articles, she is the author of The View from Garden City.
Praise For Shoreline: A Nora Khalil Novel (Detective Nora Khalil #2)…
“[A] fast-paced, intricately plotted sequel...[A] resourceful, courageous, and athletic heroine.”—Publishers Weekly on Shoreline
Praise for Quicksand
“Readers will look forward to seeing more of the plucky Nora Khalil.”—Publishers Weekly
“This smart, fast-moving procedural, focusing on sex trafficking, is the first of an intended series featuring Khalil—who’s never gone on a date or eaten a Philly cheesesteak—and it looks to be a winner.”—Booklist