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Book Nook: 'Blood Betrayal' by Ausma Zehanat Khan

The second installment in a sizzling new series.

Dr. Ausma Zehanat Khan returned to the program to discuss her latest novel which is set in suburban Denver. "Blood Betrayal" starts off as a police procedural then morphs into a thriller. As the story opens two young men, both persons of color, have just been shot and killed by police in separate incidents. Tensions are soaring, Denver feels like a powder keg about to explode as the members of the community policing squad try to tamp down emotions while working to identify who the truly guilty parties really are. Things get very complicated. The author writes deeply imagined characters and is a wickedly clever plotter.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public LibraryClark County Public LibraryDayton Metro LibraryWright Memorial Public Library, and Tipp City Public.

Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.