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Detective Sergeant Ash Rashid wants little out of life: a steady job, a quiet place to call home, and a healthy family. Now three hundred days sober, for the first time he can see his happy ending forming on the horizon.Then patrol officers find the body.The victim has chemical burns on her arms, two broken legs, and a gash on her throat so deep it exposes the vertebrae ofDetective Sergeant Ash Rashid wants little out of life: a steady job, a quiet place to call home, and a healthy family. Now three hundred days sober, for the first time he can see his happy ending forming on the horizon.Then patrol officers find the body.The victim has chemical burns on her arms, two broken legs, and a gash on her throat so deep it exposes the vertebrae of her neck. Then they find a second body and then two more. The killings aren't random, far from it. Each victim testified in a murder trial ten years ago, one that launched Ash's career. Each of them helped put a very dangerous man in prison, and now each of them has paid the price.Ready or not, Ash will soon learn the true cost of his happy ending. Because very dangerous men have a knack for reaching through walls. Ten years ago, Ash helped send a predator to death row. Now someone plans to make him pay. And she's willing to kill everyone who stands in her way....

Title : Measureless Night
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ISBN : 9781508924074
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 343 Pages
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Measureless Night Reviews

  • Dan Curnutt
    2019-03-24 23:49

    Another chapter in the life of Sergeant Ash Rashid of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. This time he will be going up against a drug cartel and the Mexican Mafia. The book is well written, the procedures are good, the detective work is solid and the outcome is true to life, you're never sure if the bad guy will get what's coming to him.Ten years earlier Ash Rashid and his partner were the detectives in a case that put Santino Ramirez behind bars and sitting on death row for the murder of Angel Herrera. But with just a week to go before the execution something is happening. All of the witnesses in the case are being stalked and murdered. Is it Ramirez gang that is doing this or someone else? Ash Rashid gets drawn in as he guns down an innocent young black man who tries to invade his home because someone convinces him that Ash has murdered his sister. This tragic development is the catalyst to a full blown media blitz to try and get Ash Rashid fired, not to mention that he is already facing an IA investigation for a previous issue.All this will come together to cause great stress and tension in Rashid's life as he does his best to track down the killers and bring peace and safety to the citizens of Indianapolis.There will be plenty of issues to weed through. There will be good guys and villains. There will be villains that turn into good guys. There will be good guys that turn into villains. All this will come with a price and that price is purchased in blood.How will Detective Ash Rashid come out of this? Will he have a job? Will he have his family? Will he have his sobriety?The story is good and Chris Culver hits another solid home run with this novel.Enjoy!

  • Deborah
    2019-04-11 20:42

    I received an ARC of this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This is my first Ash Rashid novel, but I see it is #4 in a series.It started out well, but at about the 50% mark it seemed to get loose, like somebody stopped halfway through a rewrite. For example, another detective tells Ash they picked his family up for protection, but a few pages later they're right where they had been and Ash picks his daughter up from school. In another spot he makes sure there is a round in the chamber, and then a couple of paragraphs later he chambers a round. Little things that made the story not quite tight and pulled me out of it, and I don’t know how much of that is due to final proofing not being done yet. The final chapter was disappointing. The author stopped showing and started telling, issuing a clinical wrapup with no real life in it, more like a closing a case file than ending a story. The outcome of the city-wide attack wasn't very believable. I liked the peeks into the life of a Muslim family, giving me some understanding of customs and beliefs as well as the prejudices they face in America. The inclusion of Santa Muerte was also a treat, although I wish she wasn't strictly associated with criminals.Overall, though, an enjoyable police procedural mystery; I'll check out the first three in the series.

  • Sheryle
    2019-03-19 23:07

    ARC provided by NetGalley and Trident Media GroupMeasureless Night is the fourth Ash Rashid novel by Chris Culver. I honestly don’t know where to begin in my praise for both this novel and the author’s writing. I have read several of his other books in this series and have really enjoyed them.This latest installment was truly one I couldn’t put down. The mix of Ash’s personal life with his professional one seems to be just right as are the references to his religion. He is somewhat of a rogue cop, but not entirely off the reservation—just enough to (usually, hopefully) get the job done. He finds himself in precarious positions and, more often than not, comes out wounded, if not physically then emotionally; all of which he tries to hide from his family, with varying degrees of success.Ash comes across as a real person trying to do a real job the best he can all while dealing with wonderfully written secondary characters in situations that will have you on the edge of your chair shouting warnings to some and talking back to others. If you’re in the mood for a fast-paced thriller, I highly recommend Measureless Night.

  • Joyce
    2019-04-17 00:48

    This was the first Ash Rashid mystery I have read. It won't be the last. Ash is a practicing Muslim, married with two children. He is also a Sergeant in the Indianapolis Police Department. He is an honest man and one who is continually on the search for justice...he is also violent. Years earlier one of Ash's arrests was convicted of murder and is now awaiting his execution that is pending in a week or two. Now those who testified against him are starting to die very violently. Ash, who is also on "administrative" leave while he is being investigated by the Department for a previous shooting, begins to investigate these deaths. He is more an instinctive investigator rather than a procedural one, however he is good at what he does and his fourteen years of contacts serve him well. Good reading for a rainy weekend. Thanks to New Galley and Chris Culver for an ARC for an honest review.

  • Kat Dietrich
    2019-03-28 01:57

    Measureless Night by Chris Culver is the 4th in a series starring an Indiana Muslim Police Detective named Ash Rashid.Ash has not had it easy. Being a police officer was all he really wants (after his wife and two kids). But he has seen a lot in his career, and the bottle was looking way too good. Now, with 300 days sober, and the trust of his wife returning, he is just waiting to see if the Review Board will let him continue in his job.Unfortunately, a dead body comes calling --- that of his AA sponsor. And the bodies keep coming. They all seem to relate to an old case of his, involving a street gang, drugs and murder. Ash is thrown back into the job, and as usual doesn't always play by the rules. I have been enjoying these books immensely. Ash seems very "human". He makes mistakes. He gets angry. He knows what is important in life.

  • Tanya Brough
    2019-04-10 00:50

    Measureless Night -- Chris CulverYou have to feel sorry for detective sergeant Ash Rashid.His career was made by a murder trial. A nasty business. Now 10 years later he has finally kicked the booze, but now that same case is coming back to haunt him.It starts with a single body. The victim was savagely murdered. Then the bodies pile up -- all linked to that case a decade ago. But why are the deaths so gruesome?Chris Culver cultivates a very convincing character in Ash Rashid.Ash is head strong and difficult, but he gets results.As a thriller I think Measureless Night succeeds in exactly what the genre asks: blood, drama and intrigue.I am now a CC fan! 

  • Lori
    2019-04-09 22:00

    I was happy to be given the opportunity to read an advance copy of the latest Ash Rashid mystery, Measureless Night by Chris Culver. I have read and enjoyed all the previous books in the series, and this one did not disappoint. Ash Rashid continues to be an interesting and complex character. His religious background as well as his alcoholism differentiate him from other detectives. I appreciate reading about life as a Muslim in the US as well as the politics of a police department. Although the book could be read as a stand-alone mystery, I think it would be appreciated more to read the books in order. I would highly recommend the book and the series.

  • Janet Ankiel
    2019-04-08 21:04

    As a Muslim police officer in Indianapolis, Ash Rashid brings a new perspective to the detective mystery. Add his constant struggle with alcohol to the portrait, and the reader sees a truly flawed hero. Grounded by his children and his love of his wife, Ash struggles for every victory he wins in his struggle against not only crime, but the complications of being a Muslim America. The criminals of this title are brutal and sociopathic, but Ash brashly plows into the fray and finally arrives with several small victories. He manages to retain his job and even garner a promotion as this live on the edge cop continues to solve murders in his uniquely forthright manner. A good read.

  • Gina
    2019-04-06 00:44

    I received this book as a first read. It's the fourth book in the series but does fine as a standalone. I enjoyed it enough that I want to go back and check out the first three in the series. It's well written, funny, and fast paced. I love that it has a female killer and I love her twisted moral rationalizations for killing. Solid, interesting, and well developed characters. Good story that sucks you in. A nice read for you and a good gift for friends.

  • Sue Seaman
    2019-04-17 02:06

    enjoyed the story but maybe not having read the previous books didn't quite get into the world of ash rachid maybe if I had done I would have been more entralled nothing against the writing style though will take a look at the others in the series.

  • P.A.
    2019-03-25 00:04

    Fast paced, suspenseful, with trickled in hints, just the way a crime drama should be. This was my first Ash Rashid novel and even through it is #4 in the series it was a great stand alone novel.FTC stuff; I received this book through a Goodreads, Firstreads contest.

  • Deborah
    2019-03-26 23:49

    A little sappyGood story, but at times it felt like there was a ghost author. Makes me question if I want to go any further in the series right away.