The Abbey- Chris Culver

Ash Rashid is a former homicide detective who can t stand the thought of handling another death investigation. In another year, he ll be out of the department completely. That s the plan, at least, until his niece s body is found in the guest home of one of his city s most wealthy citizens. The coroner calls it an overdose, but the case doesn t add up. Against orders, Ash launches an investigation to find his niece s murderer, but the longer he searches, the more entangled he becomes in a case that hits increasingly close to home. If he doesn t solve it fast, his niece won t be the only family member he has to bury.
I was originally attracted to this inexpensive Kindle book by a negative review. The reviewer (amidst a hoard of positive reviews) had complained that since the protagonist was a Muslim cop, she had hoped to learn something about the law enforcement aspects of Sharia Law. Hmmm. Knowing that Sharia Law encompasses much more than anything related to law enforcement and that I was sure that an American cop would enforce American law regardless of his/her faith (with the exception perhaps of the theocratic-ally oriented evangelicals now hoping to dominate our lives.) So I immediately downloaded a copy to my Kindle (instant gratification is a wonderful thing.)