I’ll Be Gone In The Dark

Beginning in 1976, a ruthless predator dubbed “The East Area Rapist” terrorized Northern California committing nearly five dozen violent sexual assaults. Thought to have disappeared following his last recorded attack in 1979, it was discovered in 2001, through the linking of DNA evidence, that he had moved to Southern California and become a serial killer…

Tetris: The Games People Play

Box Brown came onto my radar when he released his graphic novel treatment about the life of Andre The Giant.  While I’ve yet to read it, the critical acclaim he received for his work at the time made me want to seek out his other writings.  Unfortunately, Box Brown, along with several other things, seemed…

Crazy Like A Fox

Crazy Like a Fox is the story of the career of Brian Pillman. Heralded as one of the greatest wrestler biographies ever written, author Liam O’Rourke takes you through the unique, albeit brief, career of Brian Pillman.  Through his early days playing football in the NFL and CFL, to his final days as a performer…

Night Shift

Over the years I’ve struggled with short story collections as I’m very much a long-form kind of guy. I especially dislike the start/stop of short story collections – you get invested in a character or a story and in fifteen or twenty pages it’s done. Kind of like driving down a highway and smashing into…

Forgiveness

In Forgiveness, Mark Sakamoto tells the story of his maternal grandfather, Ralph MacLean, who had spent a number of years clinging to life as a POW in a Japanese prison camp during the second World War and his paternal grandmother, Mitsue Sakamoto, who had been forced from her home and province following the bombing of…

The Boat People

When a cargo ship carrying several hundred Sri Lankan refugees arrives off the coast of Vancouver, those aboard hope for a new beginning in Canada.  The problem?  You just can’t walk into the country (or sail in for that matter).  There’s a long, drawn out process in claiming refugee status and it doesn’t always work…

Give Me Your Hand

“The raw, ugly, mottled things you fear about yourself in your most private moments – what happens when someone says them aloud to you?  The feeling like your skin slipped from your body, showing everything, red and veined.” As teens, Kit and Diane were bonded by ambition; working hard to attain a scholarship offered by…

Babylon’s Ashes

Marcos Inaros and The Free Navy are wreaking havoc in an aggressive power play for control of the solar system.  Having dealt Earth a devastating blow at the conclusion of Nemesis Games, they now turn their attention to the Gates and the many colony ships venturing to new and undiscovered worlds.  As time is running…