In the Chilcotin summer of 1986, college English teacher Johanna Kent is loved by everyone, until she is prompted by a book she reads to reveal her darkest secret to her family and friends, and the results are fatal. Noah Hanlon, the Chilcotin shaman and artist, asks his friend Raven to help him solve the ensuing mystery, while her daughter, Mary Kent, seeks for her own answers through her mother's literary studies.
Bruce Fraser is a retired trial lawyer who practiced law in the Interior of BC and Vancouver, representing Native clients. He is the author of the novel, On Potato Mountain, which won a silver e-book award. He has also won short story awards for his works published in the lawyers' magazine, The Advocate. He now lives in Kitsilano and vacations in Lac La Hache in the Cariboo. The Jade Frog is his second novel of the trilogy on the mysteries of the Chilcotin.