“Not just an entertaining thriller, but an urgent call to action.” — ?William Deverell, multi-award-winning author of the Arthur Beauchamp series of courtroom dramas
“A fast-moving political thriller, Thirst for Justice tracks the tidal wave of consequences as one man’s desperate ploy to save the world turns into a struggle to save himself.” — ?Patrick Tarr, screenwriter and showrunner, Cardinal and Murdoch Mysteries
Michael MacDougall is a talented trauma surgeon whose life in Seattle is slowly unraveling. Frustrated as an ER doctor and with his marriage in trouble, he volunteers with a medical aid charity in the Congo. Soon disconsolate at the lives he cannot save in the desperate conditions of the region, he is shattered by a roadside confrontation with the mercenary Mai Mai that results in unthinkable losses.
Back home in Seattle, he is haunted by his experiences in Africa and what he sees as his society’s failure to provide humanitarian aid to those who most desperately need it. He tries to become an agent of change and fails. Locked in a downward spiral, he becomes obsessed with making his government listen to him and dreams up an act of terrorism to shock his nation awake.
This debut novel from celebrated environmental lawyer and activist David R. Boyd is a taut and percussive legal thriller that will have you questioning what you believe about right versus wrong.
David R. Boyd is the UN’s Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment and an associate professor of law, policy, and sustainability at the University of British Columbia. He is the award-winning author of nine books, including The Optimistic Environmentalist and The Rights ofNature. He lives on Pender Island, B.C.
“Fast and fierce, fueled by a knowledge of the legal system that’s equally energizing and disheartening.” — Kirkus Reviews
“Part thriller, part political commentary, and part courtroom drama, this novel will stick with the reader long after the final page.” — Publishers Weekly
“A fast-moving and well-researched political thriller, Thirst for Justice tracks the tidal wave of consequences as one man’s desperate ploy to save the world turns into a struggle to save himself.” — Patrick Tarr, writer/executive producer of the CTV drama, Cardinal
“For Fans of John Grisham,” — 49th Shelf
“If you are collecting Canadian mystery authors, or environmental thrillers, Thirst for Justice belongs on your shelf.” — Kingdom Books