Imprint:ECW Press - Toronto
Dimensions:7.75in x 5 x 0.59 in | 0.64 lb
Page Count:256 pages
In this action-packed caper novel, a long-retired cop gets wrapped up with a girl on the run
Long-retired cop Fitch Henry Haut is terminally ill and living out his final years alone. As he sits in his favorite diner enjoying the meatloaf special, he watches as a young girl steps in and spots two rough-looking men at the counter. When they see her, she runs off and they give chase.
His cop instincts kick in and Fitch follows, catching up with them in the parking lot. As the two men try to force her into their vehicle, Fitch manages to get the upper hand, and he and the girl take off in his broken-down Winnebago.
The girl is Wren Jones, a runaway from an abusive foster home. Earlier that day she overheard the two men going on about a casino robbery they just committed, and this was the second time she got away from them that day. Fitch realizes the men will come hunting for them again, and that the ailing rig he’s driving won’t be hard to spot. A bond forms as Fitch and Wren struggle to escape out of town, both aware that time is not on their side.
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Dietrich Kalteis is an award-winning author. His debut, Ride the Lightning, was hailed as one of the best Vancouver crime novels. He lives on Canada’s west coast, in Vancouver, British Columbia, and spends as much time as possible in California.
“Valor, betrayal, and bad alliances collide in this exciting crime novel set on Canada’s West Coast … A brisk pace and sharp attention to character help propel this lean story of chance encounters amid a battle for survival. Fans of gritty crime fiction will be gratified.” — Publishers Weekly
“A lot of people try to write books like this. Kalteis not only succeeds, he takes it to another level.” — Dana King, two-time Shamus Award nominee and author of the Penns River series
“Jantunen writes with full frontal force and honesty … a horror film journey that is all too real, with a great Canadian twist.” — Robert Rotenberg, bestselling author of Downfall
“The time spent on the characters allows for the development of more fleshed-out characters which adds to the enjoyment of the novel.” — Mystery & Suspense Magazine