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Book Nook: The Language of Secrets, by Ausma Zehanat Khan

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Ausma Zehanat Khan returned to the program to talk about her novel "The Language of Secrets," her second book in a crime series which features Detective Esa Khattak of Canada's Community Policing Section and his partner, Detective Rachel Getty. Their usual beat is metropolitan Toronto but as the story opens they have been asked to investigate a murder that has taken place in a remote wilderness area outside the city.

This novel has themes that would seem to be torn right out of the headlines; a terror cell, a jihadist plot, and the efforts to apprehend these plotters before they can carry out their dastardly plans. This book is a ripping good read and the smoldering conflict between Islam and Christianity casts some long shadows over the proceedings.  The author is a rising star in this genre.

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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.