This is murder-mystery which will keep the reader glued to the pages of the book until she is finished reading it. It is a book set on the southeast coat of Newfoundland. It sounds like quite a picturesque place that is peaceful and calm. But this story takes us beneath the surface.
It is hard to believe that so much corruption can occur in society. But I am sure that kind of corruption occurs beneath the surface of almost ever country and city in the world. But it doesn’t make it easier to deal with.
This story is about Sargent Windflower. He seems to love his life on the east coast despite the fact that he is so far from Northern Alberta, his home. He seems to be having a pretty good life. He has a wonderful job and he met a woman who he has become very fond of in Newfoundland. But just when he thought his life was pretty perfect, everything starts going wrong.
All the problems start when he discovers a dead girl’s body in St. John’s. As he is further pulled into the case as a Sargent, the situation keeps growing and more and more criminal activity seems to be part of the crime, including human trafficking and the Russian Mafia. But if this isn’t enough, Windflower has to deal with quite a few difficulties of his own. He even has to go back to his Aboriginal roots to answer some deeply disturbing questions. But he still enjoys the food on the East coast and tries to keep his appetite and joy for life alive, despite all that has happened.
This is a story about perspicacity and courage in the face of extreme hardship. It would be hard to see all of that corruption and still take the time to enjoy the good things of life. There is a lesson in that message for all of us.
This is the third book in the Sargent Windflower Mystery series. I didn’t read the first two books; however, this book stands alone as a great story written by a wonderful writer.
Rating: 5 Stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth