When The Saints Go Marching In
“At that second, he knew only one thing for certain: he had just reached the end of his life.“
Your best friend is killed. Your wife is leaving you. Your son hates you.
Then comes the bad news.
A Sukhoi Superjet carrying a Very Important Person, plunges from the sky over subarctic Russia. A Canadian Disaster Recovery Agent inspecting the crash site is murdered. CDRA sends in their best to investigate: Adam Saint.
Man-of-the-world adventurer, Adam Saint, lives a fast-paced, often dangerous, always exciting life. Whenever and wherever disaster occurs in the world, natural or manmade, and Canada or Canadians are involved, the CDRA responds. When a passenger train crashes in Detroit, terrorists blow up a public building in Belfast, a cyclone ravages Bangladesh, or Angola descends into civil war, if Canadians are there, so is the CDRA. And so is Adam Saint.
Saint’s Russian investigation is derailed when he receives devastating personal news. Suddenly, the penultimate man of action is thrown into emotional and physical turmoil that tests his moral fortitude. Finding himself thrust into a fight for his life, Saint undertakes a thrilling journey of danger and deceit, taking him from the bucolic prairies of Saskatchewan into a series of hazardous exploits stretching from the high rise hijinks of corporate Toronto, through London’s outer boroughs, to steamy Southeast Asia, and Sin City itself, Las Vegas.
Failure is not an option. Until it is.
See the photographs that inspired When The Saints Go Marching In.
Click below to see the video of my reading at the When The Saints Go Marching In hometown book launch, McNally Robinson Booksellers, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, June 2013.