Flight of Aquavit: A Russell Quant Mystery

…a menacing blackmailer…from the killing chill of winter landscapes and the midnight world of e-dating to the kaleidoscope nightspots of New York City…

At the dead end of desolate country road, a late night meeting suddenly becomes an ambush. Gay private detective Russell Quant is faced with personal threats he can’t ignore, a friend who may be a foe and a cagey client with a treacherous monkey on his back. As Quant trails a menacing blackmailer known only as Loverboy, he finds himself immersed in the midnight world of e-dating and parking lot romance. Lured to New York City, Quant tests his wit, wisdom and wiles from the Old World grandeur of Fifth Avenue to the kaleidoscope world of Broadway’s electric nightspots.

The fast pace continues when Quant returns to Saskatoon where he grapples with decoys and deceit, realizing that no one is as they appear. Threat turns into deadly reality and the need to uncover the identity of Loverboy becomes increasingly desperate. Quant deftly maneuvers through the twists and turns of a perilous case and a personal life rife with its own mystique and mayhem.


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Flight of Aquavit (2004)
ISBN: 978-18971780-9-6 (Paperback)
ASIN: B0037HOR7A (eBook)

2004 Winner Lambda Literary Award for Best Men’s Mystery

2004 Saskatchewan Book Award Finalist