Now a major CBC original television series starring Allan Hawco (Republic of Doyle), Paul Gross (Alias Grace, Hyena Road, Passchendaele), Tori Anderson (Open Heart, No Tomorrow), Eric Johnson (Fifty Shades Darker, The Knick, Smallville), Charlotte Sullivan (Chicago Fire, Disappearance), Greg Bryk (Bitten, Frontier) and Enuka Okuma (Rookie Blue, Battle of Sexes). Produced by Take The Shot Productions. Executive producers include Allan Hawco, Perry Chafe, John Vatcher, Alex Patrick, Peter Blackie, Rob Blackie, and Michael Levine.
It’s June, 1978, and David Slaney can be sure of only one thing: he can’t get caught, not this time. He’s escaped from prison and has got to make good on the heist that went wrong, win back the woman he loves, and make a big enough profit to buy himself a new life. But first, he’s got to get himself across a vast country full of watchful eyes, booby traps, and friends who might be foes.
Rife with bravado and betrayal, bad weather and worse seas, love, lust, undercover agents, the collusion of governments, innocence and the loss thereof, and many, many bales of marijuana, Caught is exuberant, relentlessly suspenseful, and utterly unique — an adventure novel the way only Lisa Moore could write it.
Lisa Moore is the acclaimed author of the novels Caught, February, and Alligator. Caught was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize and is now a major CBC television series starring Allan Hawco. February won CBC’s Canada Reads competition, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and was named a New Yorker Best Book of the Year and a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. Alligator was a finalist for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and the Caribbean region), and was a national bestseller. Her story collection Open was a finalist for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize and a national bestseller. Her most recent work is a collection of short stories called Something for Everyone. Lisa lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Praise for Lisa Moore and Caught:
“In the creation of David Slaney, Lisa Moore brings us an unforgettable character, embodying the exuberance and energy of misspent youth. Caught is a propulsive and harrowing read.” — Patrick deWitt, author of The Sisters Brothers
“[Lisa Moore’s] written a new kind of legend for a new Newfoundland.” — Reader’s Digest
“Caught is an outstanding novel, combining the complexity of the best literary fiction with the page-turning compulsive readability of a thriller.” — National Post
“Lisa Moore’s new book is a beautiful piece of writing.” — Winnipeg Free Press
“Precise, compressed, intimately rhythmic, mesmerizingly smart.” — Globe and Mail
“[T]his novel that is rife with realness, and beauty, and tension; so much it hurts, in the best possible way.” — Newfoundland Quarterly
“Moore’s prose is as vivid as ever.” — NOW Magazine
“Caught proceeds like a lit fuse.” — Georgia Straight
“As trippy, mellow, and revelatory as Hearn’s weed, Caught takes pleasure from rewriting crime formulas and gives pleasure in doing so.” — Vancouver Sun
“There is so much more to praise Moore for. The novel is rich with her subtle injections of humour, her careful pacing, and her clear yet coarse dialogue that leaves just enough unsaid. Of course, it also lives up to the ultimate test of a thriller — there is no doubt that this is a page-turner.” — McGill Daily