The fourth thrilling instalment of the Wakeland detective series, exploring the depths of Vancouver’s criminal underworld.
The mayor’s brother is missing. A transit cop lies beaten and blinded, her service weapon stolen. A new series of graffiti tags are appearing, linked to an underground group calling themselves the Death of Kings. Class warfare has broken out on the streets of Vancouver, and PI Dave Wakeland finds himself on the front lines—but unsure which side he’s on.
Reeling from a bad breakup, and increasingly alienated from the city he calls home, Wakeland nevertheless agrees to look for the missing gun. The investigation takes him from flophouses, to city hall, to a clinic in the West Vancouver hills to a mega-mansion in the exclusive British Properties neighbourhood—along the way, crossing every ethical line the PI has drawn for himself. Even then, Wakeland may not be able to pull it off…
About the author
Sam Wiebe is the award-winning author of the Vancouver crime novels Cut You Down, Invisible Dead and Last of the Independents. His short stories have appeared in Thuglit, Spinetingler and subTerrain. He is a former Vancouver Public Library Writer in Residence and the winner of the 2015 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. Sam lives in Vancouver.
“Wiebe has an incredible ability to pull you through the page and into Wakeland’s world. You find yourself walking beside the characters, sensing the tension, tightening up at each dangerous turn, and ultimately feeling every gut punch. I think this book is the best in the series, vaulting over an already high bar. It’s the sharpest and the darkest. The author has said this may be the final chapter for his P.I. Selfishly, I hope not.”
Brent Butt, star and showrunner of <i>Corner Gas</i>
“Sam Wiebe is one of the most respected names in crime fiction today and with good reason. Sunset and Jericho, the latest entry in the Wakeland series, is a gritty, realistic urban noir that examines the problems so prevalent in cities around the world today. With pacing that doesn’t let up, and a shocker of an ending, readers won’t be able to put this one down.”
Robyn Harding, bestselling author of <i>The Perfect Family</i>
“Dave Wakeland is back; battered, shot, soul-sick and heartbroken, and as tenaciously single-minded as ever in the pursuit of evil…he might be tired of it all, but his fans will be enthralled. Wiebe is the absolute master of noir with heart. Wakeland had better not be planning to quit, because as far as I’m concerned, when you’re tired of Wakeland, you’re tired of life.”
Iona Whishaw, bestselling author of The Lane Winslow Mystery series
“Sunset and Jericho is classic Wakeland: sardonic, cynical and in way over his head. It’s also classic Wiebe: a fast-paced page-turner with a sucker punch for an ending. If you’re already a fan, you know what to expect. If this is your first foray into Wakeland territory, I envy you.”
Dennis Heaton, showrunner of <i>Motive</i>, <i>The Order</i>, and <i>Call Me Fitz</i>