Book three of the prize-winning Leo Desroches series opens during a mosquito-infested summer in Edmonton with what seems to be a typical overdose of a young Native male in the inner city. Some white rocks spill out of the body bag. They are not crack cocaine, as Leo first thinks, but rough diamonds. The victime was not a drug user, but a worker at one of the new diamond mines above the Arctic Circle. Leo is led to investigate a smuggling ring and a deadly, billion dollar conflict between Native groups, rival gangs, and international mining conglomerates.
|Publisher:||Lone Pine Publishing|
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About the Author
Wayne Arthurson was born in Edmonton, Canada, the son of a Cree father and French Canadian mother. Since the age of 24, Wayne has worked as a professional writer, as a reporter, editor, copywriter, communications officer, freelance writer and novelist. He has also been a semi-professional clown and drummer in a punk rock band. He now drums in an indie rock band and lives in Edmonton with his family.
His first mystery, Fall From Grace, (Forge, 2011) won the 2012 Alberta Readers Choice Award. The second mystery in the Leo Desroches series, A Killing Winter, was published by Forge in 2012.
He is also the author of several nonfction works including In the Shadow of Our Ancestors: The Inventions and Genius of the First Peoples (Lone Pine, 2011); Spirit Animals: The Wisdom of Nature (Lone Pine, 2013) and Product Details
Spirit Animals: Meanings and Stories (Lone Pine, 2015).