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The Borrowman Cell
By (author): Ingrid Betz
Ingrid Betz

Imprint:

Inanna Poetry & Fiction Series

ISBN:

9781771337298

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade
Paperback , Trade
English

Audience:

General Trade
Oct 30, 2020
$22.95 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

8.25in x 5.5 x 0.75 in | 350 gr
Inanna Publications
Inanna Poetry & Fiction Series
FICTION / Thrillers / General
Thriller / suspense fiction|Animals and society|Political activism|c 2020 to c 2029
Central Ontario: Haliburton and Algonquin Park
  • Short Description

They make an odd pair: Verena Vitek, a youthful refugee from Serbia, and John Borrowman, a London, Ontario zoologist moonlighting as an animal-rights activist. He's haunted by a recent trip to China during which he witnessed the barbaric practice of milking moon bears for their bile, an ingredient in a growing variety of commercial products. To stop a Chinese company from harvesting bears for their bile in Algonquin Park, he finds himself having to rely on Verena - emotionally damaged, dysfunctional, but a crack shot with her AR-7 rifle. Others too, become involved; individuals with agendas of their own. The bears may be saved, but death and lives forever changed are part of the human price to be paid.

They make an odd pair: Verena Vitek, a youthful refugee from Serbia, and John Borrowman, a London, Ontario zoologist moonlighting as an animal-rights activist. He's haunted by a recent trip to China during which he witnessed the barbaric practice of milking moon bears for their bile, an ingredient in a growing variety of commercial products. To stop a Chinese company from harvesting bears for their bile in Algonquin Park, he finds himself having to rely on Verena - emotionally damaged, dysfunctional, but a crack shot with her AR-7 rifle. Others too, become involved; individuals with agendas of their own. The bears may be saved, but death and lives forever changed are part of the human price to be paid.

"Verena, a refugee from Serbia, has tasted blood and wants to kill again. This fast-moving story about a group of animal-rights advocates has all the ingredients of a thriller--corruption, conspiracy, murder--but it also raises profound questions about human relations and, as Verena's mentor puts it, "the human dilemma. How to right a wrong without doing more harm."
--Erika Rummel, author of The Painting on Auerberg's Wall and The Road to Gesualdo

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