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Here's the set-up for Chris Culver's The Abbey, just 99 Cents on Kindle:
Ash Rashid is a former homicide detective who can't stand the thought of handling another death investigation. In another year, he'll be out of the department completely.
That's the plan, at least, until his niece's body is found in the guest home of one of his city's most wealthy citizens. The coroner calls it an overdose, but the case doesn't add up.
Against orders, Ash launches an investigation to find his niece's murderer. But the longer he searches, the more entangled he becomes in a case that hits increasingly close to home. If he doesn't solve it fast, his niece won't be the only family member he has to bury.
From a reviewer:
Ash is a Muslim version Dirty Harry! Chris Culver weaves the detective's religion into the story in such a manner that displays Ash as a spiritual man, but a bad boy cop at the same time. As a Christian, I found myself chuckling at the way that Ash recognizes his duty to his religion but does what the 'flesh' tells him is necessary to seek justice; he does it without apology. No turning the other cheek here! Hooray for Ash and Chris Culver in this amazingly fresh look at crime fighting.
From the editor: Planet iPad features great new reads every day. Exciting, intriguing, fresh new works from new authors are the norm, and The Abbey represents--I think--a fine example of the best of the best. It happens to be in one of my favorite genres--police procedurals--and has a unique main character. In this case that's a hard-drinking Muslim detective based in Indianapolis whose taste for booze is not his only straying from the precepts of his religion. A great beach read for 99 cents!--Tom Dulaney
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