WINNER OF THE CWA DEBUT DAGGER'An enjoyable, fast-paced quest for the truth with a likeable, relatable protagonist' - Observer'A fresh and exciting new voice to the genre' - Ann Cleeves'Fascinating' - CJ Carver'One of the best books I've read this year' - The Crime Novel Reader(Previously published as Western Fringes)A Sikh girl on the run. A Muslim ex-con who has to find her. A whole heap of trouble.
Southall, West London. After being released from prison, Zaq Khan is lucky to land a dead-end job at a builders' yard. All he wants to do is keep his head down and put the past behind him.
But when Zaq is forced to search for his boss's runaway daughter, he quickly finds himself caught up in a deadly web of deception, murder and revenge. With time running out and pressure mounting, can he find the missing girl before it's too late? And if he does, can he keep her - and himself - alive long enough to deal with the people who want them both dead?