Vigilante Season

By Peter Kirby & Peter Kirby

Vigilante Season
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Inspector Luc Vanier is back, and Montreal's Hochelaga district is in the throes of gentrification. Its drug dealers and prostitutes are disappearing, and Vanier, investigating the brutal death of one, suspects the neighbourhood cleanup may involve murdering the unwanted. The ... Read more


Overview

Inspector Luc Vanier is back, and Montreal's Hochelaga district is in the throes of gentrification. Its drug dealers and prostitutes are disappearing, and Vanier, investigating the brutal death of one, suspects the neighbourhood cleanup may involve murdering the unwanted. The local Police Commander sees only declining crime rates and his improving career prospects, and is willing to go easy on a local militia group that's expanding its influence. When Vanier is suspended for brutality, he's on his own. He continues to probe the dark side of progress, while struggling to help his son, just back from Afghanistan and crippled by PTSD. As the threats against him mount, Vanier fights to prove his innocence and discover who really controls the streets. Have the government and police stepped back to allow the militia to impose order? Is the militia the price of order when governments run out of money?

Peter Kirby

Peter Kirby practices international law with one of Canada’s largest law firms. He was born in Cork, Ireland, and grew up in Brixton, South London. He has been recognized by The American Lawyer as one of Canada’s leading 500 lawyers and called a star in international arbitration by Benchmark Litigation. He lives in Montreal. Author website: www.peterkirby.ca

Peter Kirby

Peter Kirby practices international law with one of Canada’s largest law firms. He was born in Cork, Ireland, and grew up in Brixton, South London. He has been recognized by The American Lawyer as one of Canada’s leading 500 lawyers and called a star in international arbitration by Benchmark Litigation. He lives in Montreal. Author website: www.peterkirby.ca

Awards

  • Top Five Crime Book for 2013 by Quill & Quire 2013, Short-listed

Reviews

Praise for the first Luc Vanier novel by Peter Kirby:

"Taut. Claustrophobic. Compelling." - Will Ferguson

"Powerful. Dark. Raw." - Kathy Reichs

"Riveting." - John Farrow

"Gripping. Compelling." - Montreal Gazette

"Grim. Convincing. Believable." - Montreal Review of Books

"Irishman Kirby joins John Brady and Peter Robinson in the ranks of the best English and Irish ex-pat crime novelists living in Canada." - Nuacht

"One of the pleasures of Kirby's novel is the setting. Thugs and lowlifes rub shoulders with the elite, while the city is pummelled by an endless succession of vicious snowstorms... Kirby puts Vanier through his paces chasing a killer in a book that's fast-paced and enjoyable." -- Maclean's

"Inspector Luc Vanier of the Montreal PD seems a character likely to join the ranks of Canada's enduring sleuth figures."- The Toronto Star

"An auspicious debut from a writer to watch" - The Globe and Mail

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