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Uluru, Australia
  • Location: Greece, Canada, Turkey, Netherlands

No Place of Refuge

No Place of Refuge

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2000s: The Syrian refugee crisis just became personal for Inspector Esa Khattak and Sergeant Rachel Getty.

  • ISBN: 978-0857301994
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

NGO worker Audrey Clare, sister of Khattak’s childhood friend, is missing.

In her wake, a French Interpol Agent and a young Syrian man are found dead at the Greek refugee camp where she worked.

Khattak and Getty travel to Greece to trace Audrey’s last movements in a desperate attempt to find her. In doing so, they learn that her work in Greece had strayed well beyond the remit of her NGO…

Had Audrey been on the edge of exposing a dangerous secret at the heart of the refugee crisis – one that ultimately put a target on her own back?

Travel Guide

Travel via the Refugee story from Greece, Turkey, Canada and The Netherlands

The author mentions in her author note that the book is a  continuation of the themes of Among The Ruins in many ways. Both books examine the impact of authoritarian rule on civil society and both integrate the plight of authoritarian rule on civil society and both  interrogate the plight of political detainees though the crisis in Syria is by every measure worse.

To fully appreciate how, the author interviewed people within various areas of the refugee field such as government agents and NGO employees.

“To the people of Syria, may the lost and beloved country be restored, and my there be an accounting one day.”

The portrayal of the refugee story is heartbreaking and emotional. The various locations and refugee camps along the way make for difficult reading. The Calais camp in France is mentioned and several in Turkey and neighbouring countries.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: No Place of Refuge

Destination: Greece, Canada, Turkey,Netherlands Author/guide:  Ausma Zehanat Khan Departure Time: 2000s

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