by C.B. Forrest
An obsession with revenge
Toronto at the close of 1999. It is a time of change, but Detective Charlie McKelvey’s life is stuck on pause since the murder of his runaway son, Gavin. As his wife focuses on healing, McKelvey is burdened with guilt for his role in kicking the teen out of the family homeand his inability to move the case to resolution. Obsessed with the stalled murder investigation, McKelvey’s behavior becomes increasingly unhinged. He is convinced the person responsible for the murder is an ex-convict sent to Toronto to establish a chapter of a biker gang, The Blades. The question is, does McKelvey have the right man, or is he blinded by his grief? When unexpected illness forces McKelvey’s early retirementand his wife heads to the west coast to live with a relativethe conditions are finally ripe for McKelvey to focus entirely on his plans for revenge. This novel explores the daily and random decisions we make and their consequences as it stares into the heart of grief and sees the impact violent crime has on all of us.
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR ELLIS AWARD FOR BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL
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ISBN 978-1-894917-78-0, $15.95 CDN, $15.95 U.S., 256 pages, 5 1/8” x 7 1/2”, trade paper