That’s it. It’s finished. The third novel in the Luc Vanier series will finally hit the bookstores on September 12, 2015.
Open Season has Vanier and Saint Jacques solving a kidnapping with no ransom demand, and little information to go on. The victim, Sophia Luna, a Guatemalan journalist went into hiding to avoid deportation after her refugee claim was rejected. To save her, Vanier and Saint Jacques set about reconstructing her life, picking up threads that lead them through a Montreal of refugees hiding from the authorities, of sex traffickers, corrupt businessmen and venal politicians. While the investigation moves forward,
Vanier continues to struggle to hold things together in his private life. His relationship with Anjili Segal has reached a point where he had to make hard decisions, while his son Alex continues the struggle to recover from PTSD. When his private and work lives collide in a brutal attempt to shut down the investigation, Vanier throws away the rule book and goes after the villains with a vengeance.
I had great fun writing Open Season, and I hope you will enjoy reading it. I would love to hear your thoughts.
I would be remiss if I didn’t thank my publisher, the wonderful Linda Leith, and my editor, Katia Grubisic, the tough-love champion of struggling writers.
Linda is unflappable, a requirement for any publisher when an author looks you in the eye and mumbles that the manuscript is ‘almost done’, when he really means ‘I’ve come up with an idea, but I still need to flesh it out’.
Katia’s input and insights were invaluable. Sure, we fought, and she didn’t always win, but she always made me think. Katia’s work ethic would put a Scottish Presbyterian to shame. She finished editing while she was giving birth to her first child. That wasn’t necessary. I specifically told her she could take the day off.
I am one lucky guy to have people like Linda and Katia on my side.