Flight of Aquavit: A Russell Quant Mystery #2
2004 Lambda Literary Award for Best Men’s Mystery Winner
2004 Saskatchewan Book Award Finalist for Saskatoon Book of the Year
2nd Printing Mass Paperback (2006)
2007 CNIB version, narrated by Geoffrey Paterson
2011 Release of New Edition ISBN 13: 978-1-55483-030-5
ISBN: 1-897178-09-3; ISBN 13: 978-1-897178-09-6
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.
“…billboards falling from heaven.”
Trailing Parka Woman – Chapter 15
Time Square, New York City
“Sereena had managed to get us a table at Aquavit, reputably the grandest of New York’s Scandinavian restaurants.”
Dining with Sereena at Aquavit – Chapter 14
New York City, NY
With my mother and mother-in-law in front of Aquavit. We went in and had a fantastic herring lunch.
“This was New York City…the USA’s most populous city.”
Russell and Sereena arrive in New York – Chapter 13
New York City, NY