When Canadian Forces soldier Jen Blaylock's father- an investigative journalist- and the rest of her family are murdered in an attempt to cover up illegal arms sales, Blaylock abandons military life to plan her revenge against Integrated Security, the multi-national conglomerate she deems responsible.
“David Annandale's savvy and savage first novel announces a top new talent in thriller fiction ... it will keep aficionados reading late into the summer night.” – Douglas Barbour, Edmonton Journal
"... Whiz-bang, high-body-count combat and a forest fire so scary it's liable to discourage tourism in the Canadian Shield." – Douglas J. Johnson, Winnipeg Free Press
“The plotline follows the twists and surprises that go hand in hand with an international thriller and sweeps the story across Canada and into New York city.” – Dale Barbour, The Bulletin
"A top-notch read – complex and as intelligent as it is entertaining." – Christopher Hyde, author of The Second Assassin and A Gathering of Saints
David Annandale was born in Winnipeg and has lived in Edmonton, Charlottetown, and Paris. At the age of 16 months, he contracted laryngitis from tear gas in the May '68 Paris riots, giving him early insight into the socio-political upheavals of our world. He did his MA on the Marquis de Sade at the University of Manitoba and a PhD on horror fiction and film at the University of Alberta. David is also a scholar of video games and gaming culture. Currently, he teaches English and film at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg where he lives with his wife and family