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The Outsider

By Chris Culver

The Outsider
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  • Published in USA  May 2013,
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Ash Rashid stands alone. A 12-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, and one of the few Muslim-Americans on the force, he's unafraid of bending the rules in the pursuit of justice. But now, Ash wants out. He's finished law school, and is aiming to become a prosecutor. The last thing he wants is to become embroiled in a new homicide investigation.

That changes, though, when he hears that the mother of one of his daughter's friends was 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. If Ash doesn't solve the murder soon, his hit-and-run victim may not be the only one to die...

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"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

"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

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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.

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