Pub Date 02 May 2017
"SHARP AND TERRIFIC." --THE VANCOUVER SUN
"A MUST-READ FOR FANS OF NOIR." --5-STAR READER REVIEW
A gritty private-eye series begins on the streets of Vancouver, featuring an ex-cop with a moral compass stubbornly jammed at true north.
When PI Dave Wakeland is hired by a terminally ill woman to discover the whereabouts of her adopted child, who disappeared as an adult more than a decade earlier, it seems like just another in a string of poor career decisions.
Wakeland is a talented private investigator with next to zero business sense. And even though he finds himself with a fancy new office and a corporate-minded partner, he continues to be drawn to cases that are usually impossible to solve and frequently don't pay.
But it turns out this case is worse than usual, even by his standards. An anonymous tip leads Wakeland to an imprisoned serial killer who steers him toward Vancouver's terrifying criminal underworld. With nothing to protect him but his wit and his empathy for the downtrodden and disenfranchised, Wakeland is on the case.
"Witty, smart, detailed, and highly entertaining, Wiebe has a gift for place and character." --Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
"Traditional private investigators such as Sam Spade win our respect. Dave Wakeland gets our affection . . . A story as appealing as it is mysterious." --Toronto Star
"Haven't yet heard of Sam Wiebe? You will soon. . . . Lots of personal demons and good backstories give this novel heft. Wiebe is definitely a writer on the rise." --Globe and Mail
"Sharp and terrific. . . . Wiebe serves up an absorbing story. . . . A harrowing, superbly puzzling, and richly cinematic tale." --The Vancouver Sun