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The Last Taxi Ride

A Ranjit Singh Novel

By A. X Ahmad

New York City taxi driver Ranjit Singh, hero of A.X. Ahmad’s heralded debut The Caretaker, has 10 days to prove his innocence...

Bollywood film icon Shabana Shah has been murdered, her body found in the apartment where Ranjit ate dinner mere hours before. Ranjit’s fingerprints are all over the murder weapon, a statue of the elephant god Ganesh used to grotesquely smash the actress’ beautiful face. Caught on film leaving the apartment alone, Ranjit is accused by the NYPD as an accessory to murder.

Ranjit’s only credible alibi is Shabana’s Indian doorman, but he has vanished. With a Grand Jury arraignment looming in 10 days, and Ranjit’s teenage daughter about to arrive from India, he must find the doorman. His search through the underbelly of New York leads to the world of high-end nightclub owners, back-alley Mumbai gangsters and to Jay Patel, a shady businessman who imports human hair. As his investigation for the true killer reveals layers of Shabana Shah’s hidden past, Ranjit does not know whom to trust. He can rely only on his army training, his taxi-driver knowledge of New York, and his cabbie friends.

With time quickly running out, can Ranjit clear his name before his fare is up? The Last Taxi Ride is the second novel in the Ranjit Singh trilogy.

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Book

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2014

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9781250016867


Format: Book
Author: Ahmad, A. X
Summary: "NYC taxi driver Ranjit Singh has 10 days to prove his innocence... Bollywood film icon Shabana Shah has been murdered, her body found in the apartment where Ranjit ate dinner mere hours before. Ranjit's fingerprints are all over the murder weapon, a statue of the elephant god Ganesh used to grotesquely smash the actress' beautiful face. Caught on film leaving the apartment alone, Ranjit is accused by the NYPD as an accessory to murder. Ranjit's only credible alibi is Shabana's Indian doorman, but he has vanished. With a Grand Jury arraignment looming in 10 days, and Ranjit's teenage daughter about to arrive from India, he must find the doorman. His search through the underbelly of New York leads to the world of high-end nightclubs, and to Jay Patel, a shady businessman who imports human hair. As the search for the true killer reveals layers of Shabana Shah's hidden past, Ranjit does not know whom to trust. He can rely only on his army training, his taxi-driver knowledge of New York, and his cabbie friends. With time quickly running out, can Ranjit clear his name before his fare is up?"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The last taxi ride : a Ranjit Singh novel / A.X. Ahmad.
Publisher Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
Subject: Taxicab drivers -- Fiction. East Indians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction. Motion picture actors and actresses -- Crimes against -- Fiction. Women, East Indian -- Crimes against -- Fiction. New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781250016867 (hardback) 125001686X (hardback)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 4
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: F Ahmad
Oclc: 857982160
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Bib Id: 530403

Format: Book
Author: Ahmad, A. X.
Summary: "NYC taxi driver Ranjit Singh has 10 days to prove his innocence... Bollywood film icon Shabana Shah has been murdered, her body found in the apartment where Ranjit ate dinner mere hours before. Ranjit's fingerprints are all over the murder weapon, a statue of the elephant god Ganesh used to grotesquely smash the actress' beautiful face. Caught on film leaving the apartment alone, Ranjit is accused by the NYPD as an accessory to murder. Ranjit's only credible alibi is Shabana's Indian doorman, but he has vanished. With a Grand Jury arraignment looming in 10 days, and Ranjit's teenage daughter about to arrive from India, he must find the doorman. His search through the underbelly of New York leads to the world of high-end nightclubs, and to Jay Patel, a shady businessman who imports human hair. As the search for the true killer reveals layers of Shabana Shah's hidden past, Ranjit does not know whom to trust. He can rely only on his army training, his taxi-driver knowledge of New York, and his cabbie friends. With time quickly running out, can Ranjit clear his name before his fare is up?"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: The last taxi ride : a Ranjit Singh novel / A.X. Ahmad.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2014.
Description: 361 pages ; 25 cm
Series: Ranjit Singh novel
Subjects: Taxicab drivers -- Fiction.
Subjects: East Indians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subjects: Motion picture actors and actresses -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Subjects: Women, East Indian -- Crimes against -- Fiction.
Subjects: New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction.
Genre: Suspense fiction.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references.
LCCN: 2014008313
ISBN: 9781250016867 (hardback)
ISBN: 125001686X (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 4
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: F Ahmad