A Killing Winter

A Killing Winter

Book - 2012
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Leo struggles to reconnect with his estranged son and fights his gambling addiction while becoming increasingly consumed by an undercover case involving a missing Native street kid who is found brutally murdered by gang members.
Publisher: New York : Forge, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765324184
0765324180
Branch Call Number: M ARTHURS WAYNE
Characteristics: 283 p. ; 22 cm

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jkovacs
Jan 24, 2015

I enjoyed this story very much. Having read Fall From Grace, it was interesting to how Leo's life has changed (or not changed in some cases). The story moves along at a quick pace and I will probably never look at a cheese grater again in the same way. The ending is quite a cliffhanger and I am anxiously waiting to find out what happens next for Leo.

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beckylunatic
May 08, 2012

It was a decent read, but I didn't enjoy this as much as the first Leo Desroches book. It was difficult to to credit that an active crime-beat journalist in Edmonton who'd spent time on the streets would have thought Native gangs were a myth, and there were other plot elements that didn't jive. Would have been interesting to see the murder from a police perspective, since autopsy results would have been quite revealing. Appears to be set in some kind of alternate-world Edmonton where the Cecil Hotel was never demolished, since setting is otherwise present-day.

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