THE WHISPER OF LEGENDS
Dundurn Press, Toronto, April 2013
"A well-written page turner with a pace as fast as the current in the famous Nahanni River"
In the wake of a violent summer storm, a broken canoe washes up on the rocky shore of the Nahanni River. Four canoeists are missing. Has the mighty river claimed another life? Or has greed, revenge and a family legend led to murder?
When his teenage daughter goes missing on a summer wilderness canoe trip, Inspector Michael Green is forced into unfamiliar, dangerous territory. Unable to mobilize the local RCMP to begin a search, he enlists the help of his long-time friend Staff Sergeant Brian Sullivan, and together they fly up to the Northwest Territories to look for themselves.
Green is terrified. The park has 30,000 square kilometres of wilderness, six hundred kilometres of fast-flowing river, and six hundred grizzlies. Even worse, Green soon discovers his daughter lied to him. The trip was organized not by a reputable tour company but by her new boyfriend, a graduate geology student who has recently quit the university to embark on an exciting but secret new project.
Clues about Scott’s past begin to drift in. A old mining claim, a bar fight with a local politician, a family legend about gemstones, betrayal and mysterious death. When the body of one of the group turns up at the bottom of a cliff, they know more is at stake than youthful thrill.
"Great read! It had me on the edge of my seat!"
...Neil Hartling, Nahanni River Adventures