The Extinction Club by Jeffrey Moore
A Neo-Noir Thriller

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Nile and Céleste’s relationship—at times bantering, at times lovingly hectoring—will give enthralled readers the stamina to deal with the stomach-turning descriptions...
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Nile Nightingale is on the run. Fleeing across the border to rural Quebec, he seeks refuge at an abandoned church when his junked-up, overstimulated mind takes in that he has just witnessed a body drop—in a bloody sack tied with Christmas ribbon. The contents, unconscious but still alive, turn out to be fifteen-year-old Céleste Jonquères, who has been beaten and slashed, like wild game, to slowly bleed out. From his hideout, as he nurses his patient back from the brink and begins to face his own life, he pieces together what he has stumbled into. Animal rights activists, Céleste and her beloved grandmother have taken on a vicious poaching ring, operating from Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains and dealing in bear and other animal parts for the international market, with the collusion of corrupt rangers and police. Her grandmother has died suspiciously. And now that Nile has saved Céleste from the dead, the poachers and their accomplices in this small town have taken notice and are cautiously, but inexorably, closing in. Featuring two brilliant misfits as unlikely sleuths and by turns comic and darkly tragic, this haunting thriller is a neo-noir tour de force, abounding in puzzles and mysteries from a missing cat to the fate of the Eastern cougar.
 

About Jeffrey Moore

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Jeffrey Moore is the award-winning author of Prisoner in a Red-Rose Chain, which won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, and The Memory Artists, which won the Canadian Authors Association Award (Best Novel), both published in some twenty countries. The Extinction Club was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel.
 
Published May 1, 2013 by Arcade Publishing. 385 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Above average
on Apr 01 2013

Stock villains—including the sadistic Alcide—tend to cheapen the story, but the narrative is held together by the strange yet tender relationship that develops between Céleste and Nile.

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Excellent
on Mar 31 2013

Nile and Céleste’s relationship—at times bantering, at times lovingly hectoring—will give enthralled readers the stamina to deal with the stomach-turning descriptions...

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