When a music mogul is found strangled to death in his apartment, there's little that would give seasoned professionals Barry Gilbert and Joe Lombardo reason to pause, but this is no ordinary murder victim. Glen Boyd, the sly music producer whom even Gilbert once threatened to kill after the man nearly destroyed his venerable marriage, seems to have a shopping list of enemies a mile long.
In the midst of a February cold snap and the political maneuverings of a new government that threatens the jobs of good officers including his young partner, Detective Barry Gilbert of the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force Homicide Squad is called to investigate the murder of Cheryl Latham, the stepdaughter of a prominent government official. Cheryl, her body frozen, is found on a snow-swept pier at the harbor with a bullet in her chest. Autopsy reveals a bizarre clue - Cheryl froze to death first and was shot later.
A rich, intense story of time travel, aliens and alternate history from one of Canada's most celebrated SF writers. A group of human prisoners in a hi-tech alien prison escapes, only to find themselves enmeshed in a war between two alien races for control of the human past in which the key lies back in the time of the Italian Renaissance.
"i feel my iq droping"
Detectives Barry Gilbert and Joe Lombardo return after their highly praised debut, Cold Comfort. This time the two are plunged into Toronto's Chinatown district where they are called to investigate the death of Edgar Lau, a man whose history and connections take the detectives on a ride across continents and cultures, deep into the story of one family's struggle to survive against terrible odds
The first in a new historical mystery series featuring Dr. Clyde Deacon - 1902. Widower Clyde Deacon arrives in Fairfield, New York, to take up the post of doctor. The townspeople initially regard him with suspicion because he comes from Tennessee. When a beautiful actress is found murdered, the overworked sheriff asks Deacon to assist him with the case. Deacon quickly discovers that the Fairfield inhabitants aren’t as innocent as they seem, the victim not as blameless, and the truth more shocking than anyone could have imagined....
After settlement negotiations between humanity and the alien Tarsalans go horribly wrong, the Earth is engulfed in a mysterious green sphere - blocking all sunlight from reaching the surface. Only two scientists - one isolated on the Moon's lunar colony, the other trapped on a dying Earth - possess the minds and the means to destroy the sphere before it renders the world completely barren...
An alien invasion left part of Earth's population deteriorating from alien viruses. The drug called Omnifix replaces the victims' DNA with micro technology, saving their lives at the cost of their humanity. And now, the aliens have returned...
"not a good listen"
The new mystery featuring Dr. Clyde Deacon - A gun that wasn't fired. A bridge that wasn't crossed. And a tack that wasn't used. These are the challenging clues Dr. Clyde Deacon, a small-town physician in 1902 America, must decipher to solve the murder of Ephraim Purcell, a local wealthy businessman with a rapacious appetite for money and women. His personal life disintegrating, Dr. Deacon must race against mounting town pressure to uncover the perpetrator - and the shocking motive behind the crime.
Tides tells the tale of the rise of two intelligent species on the same planet, at a time in their history when they first encounter each other. Paras and Ortok are the only two continents on this planet, the homes to these two different species, and are separated by thousands of miles of ocean. Paras is lush and hospitable, a place where no one ever knows want. It has produced a culture of kindness and honesty. Ortok is bleak and volcanic, where the inhabitants survive at a subsistence level.
Dr. Cameron Conrad has learned that the alien phenomenon known as the Moon Towers was designed to accelerate the sun’s lifespan and turn it into a red giant. With Earth on the brink of destruction, Conrad needs to find a way to convince the aliens that humanity is worth saving...
As the balance for control in World War II starts to shift towards the Allies, Hermann Goerlitz leads a crew of hastily trained submariners aboard a new, specially armed U-Boat capable of breaking through the Allied naval defense