Jewels. The third novel in the series by Asuma Zehanat Khan featuring Canadian detectives Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak may not be the ideal starting point for new readers. Absent the backstory, the action in the new novel titled, Among the Ruins, may not be understood, especially the connections among characters. We’re not in Canada anymore, as Esa is on leave in Iran. The death of a Canadian-Iranian filmmaker puts Esa back to work while in Iran. Khan uses this novel to pull readers into Iran’s history, the country’s crown jewels, and mystery and murder, past and present. Fans of the series are those most likely to enjoy reading the latest installment.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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