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The Third Riel Conspiracy

by Stephen Legault

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It is the spring of 1885 and the Northwest Rebellion has broken out. Amid the chaos of the Battle of Batoche, a grisly act leaves Reuben Wake dead. A Metis man is arrested for the crime, but he claims innocence. When Durrant Wallace, sergeant in the North West Mounted Police, begins his own investigation into the man’s possible motives, he learns there were many who wanted Wake dead. What Durrant uncovers is a series of covert conspiracies surrounding Metis leader and prophet Louis Riel. And, during the week-long intermission in Riel’s trial, he sets a trap to find Wake’s true killer.

The Third Riel Conspiracy is the second book in the Durrant Wallace Mysteries, a series of historical murder mysteries set during pivotal events in western Canada’s history.

About the Author

Stephen Legault has been a social and political activist for almost twenty years. He has founded or co-founded four conservation organizations, including a Canadian conservation group (Wildcanada.net) and has worked with various groups and associations across North America. He also has written for numerous magazines and journals on the subjects of activism and conservation. Currently he is helping ethically driven businesses create consumer activists around the issues of climate change, wilderness, waste and fair trade. He lives in Victoria, BC Canada.

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The Third Riel Conspiracy

The Third Riel Conspiracy is the second in the Durrant Wallace mystery series. In this installment, NWMP Sergeant Durrant Wallace investigates the murder of a man during the Battle of Batoche. During the investigation, Wallace uncovers two plots that are taking place: one to kill Louis Riel before his trial begins and another to help Louis Riel escape back to the United States. With the help of his three friends, Wallace works to solve the crime and unravel the plots involving Louis Riel.

Legault is the author of seven books including the Cole Blackwater mystery series.

Caution: Use of the word “Indian” and “half-breed” in a historical context.

Source: The Association of Book Publishers of BC. Canadian Aboriginal Books for Schools. 2013-2014.

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