By Sam Wiebe
Still the rogue at his own detective agency, Dave Wakeland has moved out but not on. When a troubled professor hires him to find a missing former student, beneath what seems like a straightforward runaway case Wakeland’s search for Tabitha Sorensoies uncovers a tangled mess of stolen money, betrayal, and murder. But Wakeland’s search quickly spirals into darker things: embezzlement worth millions, a mysterious mastermind and a murder intended to keep it all quiet, with the promise of more to come. Before he knows it, Wakeland and his apprenticing sister are entangled in two cases, with three missing women, all of whom need his help—and all of whom offer great ways to get him killed. Who’s the thief and who’s the victim, and most worrisome of all, who’s the killer? In an uneasy alliance with a woman from his past, and with Vancouver’s organized criminals ever lurking, Wiebe’s morally challenged young detective takes up a cross-border chase that twists and surprises like only Canada’s next master of crime can tell.
Random House, Canada, Spring 2018
Quercus, US, Spring 2018