The sequel to Fall from Grace, "a genre-bender, its twists all the more startling for being unexpected" ―Booklist
Leo Desroches, a half-Cree, half–French-Canadian reporter in Edmonton, returns in A Killing Winter, the sequel to Wayne Arthurson's lauded debut murder mystery Fall from Grace. Undercover as a homeless man, Leo's got his hands full both on the job and in his personal life. As he tries to reconnect with his estranged son and fight his urge to gamble, he is consumed by a story that turns into a personal crusade: a search for a missing Native street kid he's befriended. When the boy is found brutally murdered, Leo explores the depths of Native street culture in a local gang. As Leo delves deeper into the gang, secrets emerge that threaten not only their members, but Leo's life…and his sanity.
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Arthurson redeems some of the halting pacing with a cliffhanger ending that comes out of the blue but remains true to the character of dedicated reporter Desroches, a somewhat fragile hero who feels too comfortable with the dark side of the gritty city.Read Full Review of A Killing Winter
Arthurson has better in him. But it is a good book, and a good read, which is why people vote with their wallets.Read Full Review of A Killing Winter
It's helpful to read Fall From Grace, the first book in the series, before tackling this one, though not absolutely necessary.Read Full Review of A Killing Winter