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Among the Ruins - A Mystery

Ausma Zehanat Khan

From Ausma Zehanat Khan, the critically acclaimed author of The Unquiet Dead and The Language of Secrets,comes Among the Ruins, another powerful audiobook exploring the interplay of politics and religion, and the intensely personal ripple effects of one woman's murder. On leave from Canada's Community Policing department, Esa Khattak is traveling in Iran, reconnecting with his cultural heritage and seeking peace in the country's beautiful mosques and gardens. But Khattak's supposed break from work is cut short when he's approached by a Canadian government agent in Iran, asking him to look into the death of renowned Canadian-Iranian filmmaker Zahra Sobhani. Zahra was murdered at Iran's notorious Evin prison, where she'd been seeking the release of a well-known political prisoner. Khattak quickly finds himself embroiled in Iran's tumultuous politics and under surveillance by the regime, but when the trail leads back to Zahra's family in Canada, Khattak calls on his partner, Detective Rachel Getty, for help. Rachel uncovers a conspiracy linked to the Shah of Iran and the decades-old murders of a group of Iran's most famous dissidents. Historic letters, a connection to the Royal Ontario Museum, and a smuggling operation on the Caspian Sea are just some of the threads Rachel and Khattak begin unraveling, while the list of suspects stretches from Tehran to Toronto. But as Khattak gets caught up in the fate of Iran's political prisoners, Rachel sees through to the heart of the matter: Zahra's murder may not have been a political crime at all.

From Ausma Zehanat Khan, the critically acclaimed author of The Unquiet Dead and The Language of Secrets,comes Among the Ruins, another powerful audiobook exploring the interplay of politics and religion, and the intensely personal ripple effects of one woman's murder. On leave from Canada's Community Policing department, Esa Khattak is traveling in Iran, reconnecting with his cultural heritage and seeking peace in the country's beautiful mosques and gardens. But Khattak's supposed break from work is cut short when he's approached by a Canadian government agent in Iran, asking him to look into the death of renowned Canadian-Iranian filmmaker Zahra Sobhani. Zahra was murdered at Iran's notorious Evin prison, where she'd been seeking the release of a well-known political prisoner. Khattak quickly finds himself embroiled in Iran's tumultuous politics and under surveillance by the regime, but when the trail leads back to Zahra's family in Canada, Khattak calls on his partner, Detective Rachel Getty, for help. Rachel uncovers a conspiracy linked to the Shah of Iran and the decades-old murders of a group of Iran's most famous dissidents. Historic letters, a connection to the Royal Ontario Museum, and a smuggling operation on the Caspian Sea are just some of the threads Rachel and Khattak begin unraveling, while the list of suspects stretches from Tehran to Toronto. But as Khattak gets caught up in the fate of Iran's political prisoners, Rachel sees through to the heart of the matter: Zahra's murder may not have been a political crime at all.
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From Ausma Zehanat Khan, the critically acclaimed author of The Unquiet Dead and The Language of Secrets,comes Among the Ruins, another powerful audiobook exploring the interplay of politics and religion, and the intensely personal ripple effects of one woman's murder. On leave from Canada's Community Policing department, Esa Khattak is traveling in Iran, reconnecting with his cultural heritage and seeking peace in the country's beautiful mosques and gardens. But Khattak's supposed break from work is cut short when he's approached by a Canadian government agent in Iran, asking him to look into the death of renowned Canadian-Iranian filmmaker Zahra Sobhani. Zahra was murdered at Iran's notorious Evin prison, where she'd been seeking the release of a well-known political prisoner. Khattak quickly finds himself embroiled in Iran's tumultuous politics and under surveillance by the regime, but when the trail leads back to Zahra's family in Canada, Khattak calls on his partner, Detective Rachel Getty, for help. Rachel uncovers a conspiracy linked to the Shah of Iran and the decades-old murders of a group of Iran's most famous dissidents. Historic letters, a connection to the Royal Ontario Museum, and a smuggling operation on the Caspian Sea are just some of the threads Rachel and Khattak begin unraveling, while the list of suspects stretches from Tehran to Toronto. But as Khattak gets caught up in the fate of Iran's political prisoners, Rachel sees through to the heart of the matter: Zahra's murder may not have been a political crime at all.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Peter Ganim

Length:

12h 23m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

00:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:57


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:16


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

24:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:20


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:10


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

17:23


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

27:55


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:13


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

15:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

00:51


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

27:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

01:06


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:09


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

40:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:26


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

16:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

27:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

01:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

19:51


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

01:56


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:05


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

03:24


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

24:19


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

13:13


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:33


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:37


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

01:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

25:57


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

20:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

00:53


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

38:15


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:36


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

15:27


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

10:00


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

17:37


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

19:03


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

20:54


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

18:53


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

30:31


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

11:23


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:52


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

13:48


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

00:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

17:10


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

19:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:11


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

23:37


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:52


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

33:47


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

19:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:20


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

13:38


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

00:27