By Any Means (Paperback)

By Chris Culver

Grand Central Publishing, 9781455525980, 416pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2014

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Description

Ash Rashid thought his days as a homicide detective were over. Now with the police force's community relations department, he gives speeches at elementary schools instead of tracking criminals. But when he discovers two dead bodies during his evening commute, Ash finds himself back on active duty. As he races to identify the victims and track down an abducted witness, Ash realizes that nothing is what it seems. Every clue, every suspect, leads to new questions-and new threats. His quest for the truth soon leads him into the heart of a mastermind's bloody vendetta. Ash has sacrificed too much to back down-and he may now have to pay with his life . . .


About the Author

Chris Culver is the New York Times bestselling author of the Ash Rashid series of mysteries. After graduate school, Chris taught courses in ethics and comparative religion at a small liberal arts university in southern Arkansas. Between classes, he wrote The Abbey, which spent sixteen weeks on the New York Times ebook bestseller list. He, his wife, and their Labrador retriever currently live near St. Louis, Missouri, where Chris is working on his next novel.


Praise For By Any Means

"This is a first-class cop novel [with] richly portrayed contextual details [and] the author works, with great success, to bring freshness to the genre's conventions: the hero's greenhorn partner, the meddlesome feds, the surly superior, the worried wife...Culver's skill makes all this obsessively readable."—Booklist

"Intricately plotted...Readers will look forward to seeing more of the complex Ash."—Publisher's Weekly

"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."—BookReporter.com

"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

"A tale that offers...novelty within a standard cops versus drug dealers plot."—Publishers Weekly on The Abbey

"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."—Publishers Weekly on The Outsider

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