Author Don Easton worked undercover for 20 years in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a fact that informs his Jack Taggart Mysteries about a Mountie who works under a seedy, false identity. The books are realistic and revealing, relentless in unveiling the dark underbelly of Canadian crime. Being a police office in plain clothes is one thing; becoming a criminal is another. Loose Ends is Easton's first book in the Taggart series. Though he encounters some first-time author stumbles, the end result is both gripping and grisly. Actor and AudioFile Earphones Award-winner David Drummond softens some of the shocking scenes without compromising the overall verisimilitude of this dark debut.
Jack Taggart, an undercover Mountie, lives in a world where the good guys and the bad guys change places in a heartbeat. Taggart is very good at what he does. Too good to be playing by the rules. The brass decide to assign a new partner to spy on him.Taggart's new partner discovers a society dependent upon unwritten rules. To break these rules is to lose respect. To lose respect is to lose one's life. Loose Ends is terrifying. It is a tale of violence, corruption, and retribution, but it is also a story of honour and respect.