The Unquiet Dead: A Novel

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Ausma Zehanat Kahn

Narrated By: Peter Gaman

Publisher: HighBridge Company

Date: January 2015

Duration: 11 hours 7 minutes


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 Chrtopher 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 is death in a tragic accident? In her spellbinding debut, Ausma Zehanat Kahn has written a complex and provocative story of loss, redemption, and the cost of justice that will linger with readers long after turning the final page.



    It took me quite a while to get into this story, nearly half the book. Once I did though, it held my interest. As the two parts of the story began to more closely intertwine, it picked up and ended up being an enjoyable read. Narration was excellent.

  • Anne Gourlay

    First I have read from this author and loved it. The story has enough mystery to keep anyone hanging on but the depth of the story itself makes this book a must read for anyone wishing to gain a greater insight in to Bosnian war.

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