The Outsider

  • Ash Rashid stands alone. A 12-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, and one of the few Muslim-Americans on the force, he's unafraid of bending the rules in the pursuit of justice. But now, Ash wants out. He's finished law school, and is aiming to become a prosecutor. The last thing he wants is to become embroiled in a new homicide investigation.
    That changes, though, when he hears that the mother of one of his daughter's friends was murdered in front of her home-a crime that members of his department would seemingly rather ignore than investigate. Ash launches an inquiry and quickly becomes entangled in a case involving a dangerous mix of election-year politics, crime, and street justice. If Ash doesn't solve the murder soon, his hit-and-run victim may not be the only one to die...
  • What others are saying
    "What elevates and sets THE OUTSIDER apart from so many other mystery novels out there is the intriguing Muslim-American detective Ash Rashid and the heartland Indianapolis location -- both gutsy choices. Chris Culver is a writer to watch for years to come." (C.J. Box, New York Times bestselling author of Breaking Point and The Highway)
    "THE OUTSIDER is a smart and compelling crime novel, and Ash Rashid is a tough yet tender-hearted hero. Chris Culver is a daring new voice in crime fiction. Highly recommended." (Jeff Abbott, New York Times bestselling author of Downfall)