A Luc Vanier crime novel by Peter Kirby
Publication Date: September 12, 2015
Original trade paperback $16.95 | Ebook $8.95
Linda Leith Publishing www.lindaleith.com
“Well-plotted can’t-put-down mystery with terrific characters”. — Richard King on CBC Montréal’s Homerun
“A perfectly plotted, nicely paced, edge-of-your seat thriller that also has gravitas”.—Montréal Review of Books, Summer 2015.
Luc Vanier is investigating the kidnapping of a Guatemalan journalist in Montréal. Without a ransom demand, or any word from the kidnappers, Vanier is forced to follow the interwoven threads of her life, including her investigation of human trafficking, freelance work for a multinational mining company, fights with the political elite in Guatemala, and efforts to avoid deportation as a failed refugee claimant.
When the violence gets personal, he takes a leave of absence and ditches the rulebook in an effort to protect his family. And without a rulebook, Vanier is an unpredictable force.
Step into the world of Inspector Luc Vanier – it is a world you will want to come back to more than once.
Read Chapter One at this link …or download the eBook [PDF]
Peter Kirby practices international law with Fasken Martineau, one of Canada’s largest law firms. He was born in Cork, Ireland, and grew up in Brixton in South London. As a scrappy kid in a tough neighbourhood, he left school early, heading to the U.S. and eventually working as an itinerant chef. He ended up in Montreal, taking up law as a mature student at McGill University, working as a chef by day and student by night. In 2012, The American Lawyer listed him as one of Canada’s leading 500 lawyers. Benchmark Litigation calls him one of Canada’s stars in international arbitration. His practice has seen him involved in post-conflict arbitration in the Balkans and litigating disputes against the U.S. government in Washington and the Egyptian government in Paris.
A MESSAGE FROM PUBLISHER LINDA LEITH:
It was my great pleasure to introduce you to Peter Kirby’s first crime novel, The Dead of Winter, published in October 2012. Now we can both share the pleasure of Peter’s third Luc Vanier story.
For twelve years, as the founder and artistic director of Blue Metropolis, I had the unique privilege of bringing some of the world’s best storytellers to Montreal – among them Mavis Gallant, Carlos Fuentes, A.S. Byatt, Norman Mailer, and Alaa al Aswany. I am pleased to say I now have the opportunity to bring one of Montreal’s best storytellers to the world.
Linda Leith, Publisher