Get ready for another thrill ride as acclaimed Ottawa crime fiction master Rick Mofina releases Vengeance Road this month. Mofina’s 10th novel, Vengeance Road introduces readers to crime reporter Jack Gannon in the first book of Mofina’s new series. The murder of a broken-hearted woman and the chilling disappearance of her friend raise questions about their ties to a beloved cop regarded as a hero by his community. Privately, detectives are uneasy with the answers the cop gives to protect the life — and the lie — he’s lived. The case haunts Gannon, a gritty blue-collar reporter, and drives his obsession to find the truth. The book has already generated praise from New York Times bestselling author Michael Connelly, who called it “a thriller with no speed limit!” www.rickmofina.com/
Ottawa author Randy Ray and co-author Mark Kearney of London, Ont. have published their ninth book, The Big Book of...
Documenting four decades of the National Arts Centre (NAC), Sarah Jenning’s book, Art and Politics- The History of...
Brian Fagan, Bloomsbury Press, 2008, 282pp. Brian Fagan cannot be counted among those who dismiss the threat of global...
The current U.S. originated housing slump and subsequent global recession has exposed the extraordinary extent to which the world is connected through money. The housing market was the basis for a sustained period of economic growth, most especially in the U.S. but in most other advanced capitalist countries as well. Home ownership dramatically increased, one effect of which was to propel the growth of home building related industries.Read more ›
In November a group of gunmen launched a series of coordinated attacks on both civilians and foreigners in Mumbai, India. In the end, almost 200 people were dead, hundreds more were injured and Mumbai itself teetered on the edge of chaos. The attacks were devastating but hardly novel. It was only in 2006 in Mumbai that seven bombs laid on train tracks went off simultaneously during the afternoon rush hour commute, killing hundreds of innocent civilians. In both instances much of the subsequent analysis focused on the terrorist nature of the attack: the 2006 bombing campaign had all the hallmarks of an Al Queda operation, while November’s attack was most likely carried out by Lashkare- Taiba, a terrorist organization based in Pakistan.Read more ›