The End of the Line

The End of the Line

by Stephen Legault

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Overview

It's the winter of 1884, and five hundredCanadian Pacific Rail workers have halted their push through the Rockies atHolt City, an isolated shantytown in the shadow of the Continental Divide.

The men are tired and cold, and patience is as scarce as the rationed food.

Then, Deek Penner, a CPR section boss, is brutally murdered at the end of the track. His body is found frozen on the banks of the Bow River.

Durrant Wallace, a veteran of the celebratedMarch West by the North West Mounted Police a decade earlier, is returned to active duty to investigate the murder. Durrant lost his leg in a gun battle with whiskey traders three years previous, and he struggles with being aMounted Police officer who cannot ride. When Durrant arrives, Holt City is ripe with possible suspects: illegal whiskey smugglers, spies for rival railways, explosives dealers and a mysterious Member of Parliament who insists on getting his meddling fingers into everybody else's business.

Durrant must use his cunning and determination to discover to identify the killer before he finds his next victim and derails the great Canadian national dream in the process.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781926971049
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
Publication date: 10/01/2011
Series: Durrant Wallace Mystery Series
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Stephen Legault is a full-time conservation activist, writer, photographer and organizational development consultant. He is the author of a number of historical and environmentally themed mysteries, including The End of the Line and The Third Riel Conspiracy, featuring Durrant Wallace, a sergeant with the North West Mounted Police in the late 1800s; The Slickrock Paradox and Black Sun Descending, a Red Rock Canyon Mystery set in Utah's Canyonlands region; and The Vanishing Track and The Glacier Gallows, the most recent mysteries featuring Cole Blackwater, an environmentalist who finds himself solving crimes. Stephen is also the author of Carry Tiger to Mountain: The Tao of Activism and Leadership, which he wrote based on his experience using the Tao Te Ching as a guide to his lifelong work to protect wilderness and wildlife, and Running Toward Stillness (RMB, 2013), a meditation on Buddhist spiritual practice, running and parenthood. He lives in Canmore, Alberta, with his wife, Jenn, and two children, Rio and Silas.

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