Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak Series

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 142 ratings

Unquiet Dead Publisher's Summary

Detective Esa Khattak is in the midst of his evening prayers when he receives a phone call asking that he and his partner Detective Rachel Getty look into the death of a local man who has fallen off a cliff. At first Christopher Drayton's death - which looks like an accident - doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation, especially not from Khattak and Rachel's team, which handles minority-sensitive cases. But it soon comes to light that Drayton might have been living under an assumed name, and he may not have been the upstanding Canadian citizen he appeared to be. In fact, he may have been a Bosnian war criminal with ties to the Srebrenica massacre of 1995. And if that's true, any number of people could have had reason to help him to his death. As Rachel and Khattak dig deeper into the life and death of Christopher Drayton, every question seems to lead only to more questions, and there are no easy answers. Did the specters of Srebrenica return to haunt Drayton at last, or had he been keeping secrets of an entirely different nature? Or, after all, did a man just fall to his death in a tragic accident?

In her spellbinding debut, Ausma Zehanat Khan has written a complex and provocative story of loss, redemption, and the cost of justice that will linger with listeners long after turning the final tick.

©2015 Recorded by arrangement with Minotaur Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press. (P)2015 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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  • Book 1

    • Unquiet Dead

    • A Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak Novel
    • By: Ausma Khan
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Detective Esa Khattak is in the midst of his evening prayers when he receives a phone call asking that he and his partner Detective Rachel Getty look into the death of a local man who has fallen off a cliff. At first Christopher Drayton's death - which looks like an accident - doesn't seem to warrant a police investigation, especially not from Khattak and Rachel's team, which handles minority-sensitive cases.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Keeps alive a memory the west may prefer to forget

    • By Jim on 02-03-15
    • A Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak Novel
    • By: Ausma Khan
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Release date: 01-13-15
    • 4 out of 5 stars 94 ratings

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Unquiet Dead

    • Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak, Book 1
    • By: Ausma Zehanat Khan
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Scarborough Bluffs, Toronto: the body of Christopher Drayton is found at the foot of the cliffs. Muslim Detective Esa Khattak, head of the Community Policing Unit, and his partner, Rachel Getty, are called in to investigate. As the secrets of Drayton's role in the 1995 Srebrenica genocide of Bosnian Muslims surface, the harrowing significance of his death makes it difficult to remain objective. In a community haunted by the atrocities of war, anyone could be a suspect.

    Regular price: $38.17

  • Book 2

    • Language of Secrets

    • Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak Novels
    • By: Ausma Khan
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 10 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 37
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      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
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    For months, INSET has been investigating a local terrorist cell that is planning an attack on New Year's Day. INSET had an informant, Mohsin Dar, undercover inside the cell. But now, just weeks before the attack, Mohsin has been murdered at the group's training camp deep in the woods. INSET wants Khattak to give the appearance of investigating Mohsin's death and then to bury the lead. They can't risk exposing their operation or Mohsin's role in it.

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    • Perspective

    • By Harun Hakeem on 03-22-16

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    • The Language of Secrets

    • Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak, Book 2
    • By: Ausma Zehanat Khan
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 10 hrs and 31 mins
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    Detective Esa Khattak heads up Canada's Community Policing Section, which handles minority-sensitive cases across all levels of law enforcement. Khattak is still under scrutiny for his last case, so he's surprised when INSET, Canada's national security team, calls him in on another politically sensitive issue.

    Regular price: $30.54

  • Book 3

    • Among the Ruins

    • A Mystery
    • By: Ausma Zehanat Khan
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $25.51

    • Among the Ruins

    • Rachel Getty and Esa Khattak, Book 3
    • By: Ausma Zehanat Khan
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
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    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. 

    Regular price: $30.54

  • Book 3.5

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  • Book 4

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