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Fiction Police Procedural

Open Season

by (author) Peter Kirby

Publisher
Linda Leith Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2015
Category
Police Procedural, Crime
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781927535790
    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781927535783
    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
    $16.95
  • Downloadable audio file

    ISBN
    9781773900780
    Publish Date
    Jun 2020
    List Price
    $32.99

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Description

A Guatemalan journalist is kidnapped, and the only message from her kidnappers is the murder of her lawyer. In a race against time, Luc Vanier sets about reconstructing her life, through the sordid world of human trafficking, the secretive underbelly of a multinational mining corporation, and the hiding places of desperate refugees. When Vanier is brutally warned off the investigation, he throws away the rule book and goes after the villains with a vengeance.

About the author

Peter Kirby was born in Ireland and grew up in the hardscrabble neighbourhood of Brixton in South London. He came to Canada as a cook, went to university at night, and eventually became a lawyer. He now practises international law in one of Canada's largest law firms and has been recognized by The American Lawyer as one of Canada's leading 500 lawyers. His previous books are The Dead of Winter (2012) and Vigilante Season (2013).

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Awards

  • Winner, Arthur Ellis Best Novel Award

Editorial Reviews

"Is it too early in the series to call Open Season a breakout novel? Kirby's two previous Vanier stories were also deftly crafted, well-told tales, but his latest work steps up the intrigue several notches, resulting in a perfectly plotted, nicely paced, edge-of-your seat thriller that also has gravitas; and it has all the earmarks of a winner. Open Season may quite possibly be one of the best Canadian crime novels of 2015." Montreal Review of Books, Summer 2015.

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