Murder mystery set in Halifax, Nova Scotia during the Second World War. Halifax is struggling with the new demands placed on the city as, once again, it gears up to be the leading demarcation point for men and materials to support the war effort against the Nazis. Among the many new pressures that the police have to contend with, they are now faced with a murder. As Detective John Robichaud begins his investigation into two murders, he soon comes into contact with the city's growing criminal activities such as, bootlegging, prostitution, black marketeering. He learns that these are mostly controlled by one man with connections to mob organization known as the Corse Unione, a group based in Marseilles, France and now here in Montreal. He also discovers the existence of a German agent and joins forces with Sgt Phil Mulroney of the RCMP.
Doucette paints a well detailed and researched story set in the turbulent years of the second world war on the Halifax docks where troops and supplies were deployed to the European theatre and so were a prime place for corruption and espionage. A must read.