Outside the Line: A Peter Ellis Mystery [NOOK Book]

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Peter Ellis is a rookie probation officer in interior British Columbia when he gets saddled with a file that goes sideways. He's not in the best headspace to start with, since his marriage broke down last winter. Now it's the middle of summer, the rodeo's coming to town, and the one solid thing left in his life, his job, suddenly bucks him hard.

Former NHL player Todd Nolin is Peter's new "client." Peter's job is all about risk management, and Nolin is a good bet to commit more ...

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Outside the Line: A Peter Ellis Mystery

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Overview

Peter Ellis is a rookie probation officer in interior British Columbia when he gets saddled with a file that goes sideways. He's not in the best headspace to start with, since his marriage broke down last winter. Now it's the middle of summer, the rodeo's coming to town, and the one solid thing left in his life, his job, suddenly bucks him hard.

Former NHL player Todd Nolin is Peter's new "client." Peter's job is all about risk management, and Nolin is a good bet to commit more mayhem. The victim is Todd’s wife, Marina Faro, who has been badly beaten and feels her estranged husband is bent on killing her.

Peter grapples with his need to keep Marina safe while maintaining a rein on his own attraction to her. There's no doubt that the local hockey hero is dangerous, but Marina's something of a puzzle herself. All Peter knows is he's drifting outside the line, and what lies beyond may be death.

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A well-drawn, appealing protagonist helps offset the lack of tension and suspense in Petersen's first novel. Peter Ellis, a British Columbia probation officer, takes on a celebrity client, former hockey star Todd Nolin, who's been arrested for spousal abuse. That Nolin has come down in the world-he's now the assistant manager of a sports store-hasn't tempered his arrogance. Since Nolin's bail order prohibits him from going near the condo he once shared with his wife, Marina Faro, Ellis offers to pick up some clothes for Nolin from his former home. After meeting the lovely Marina, Ellis begins inventing excuses to see her. The smitten Ellis makes a number of bad choices that lead to a predictable finale orchestrated by Nolin, a stereotypical domestic bully. Petersen, a probation officer himself, is also the author of a story collection, Let the Day Perish(1999). (Mar.)

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The CASTLE STREET mystery series continues to impress, with another great mystery thriller. Set in British Columbia, Peter Ellis is a probation officer, whose life seems static. When a former hockey player is his next client, life is far from easy. The player's wife has been badly beaten, and she swears her husband committed the crime. Peter struggles with the fact, and his attraction to the wife, causing some interesting moments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554885886
  • Publisher: Dundurn Press
  • Publication date: 3/9/2009
  • Series: A Peter Ellis Mystery , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 914,640
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Christian Petersen's stories have been anthologized in the 1997 edition of Best Canadian Stories (ed. by Douglas Glover) and West By Northwest: B.C. Short Stories. He has published in Event, Prism international, Pottersfield Portfolio, The New Quarterly, Grain, The Fiddlehead and TickleAce. He has a BA in Writing from the University of Victoria and has worked with Jack Hodgins and Steven Heighton. He lives in Williams Lake, BC. Let the Day Perish is his first collection of short stories.


Christian Petersen's stories have been anthologized in the 1997 edition of Best Canadian Stories (ed. Douglas Glover) and West By Northwest: B.C. Short Stories. He has published in Event, Prism International, Pottersfield Portfolio, The New Quarterly, Grain, The Fiddlehead and TickleAce. He has a BA in Writing from the University of Victoria and has worked with Jack Hodgins and Steven Heighton. He lives in Williams Lake, BC.

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