“I loved the characters.” Amazon reviewer
“… a gripping thriller which I couldn’t put down” Goodreads reviewer
“… a good West Coast Canadian mystery novel that kept me on the edge of my seat.” Amazon reviewer
“I loved the strong female lead, she persevered in tough times to come out stronger.” Goodreads reviewer
Alex Desocarras is investigating two abductions which he suspects are linked to human trafficking when a lead implicates a fellow high-ranking RCMP officer.
End of Innocence, a debut novel in a mystery thriller series, introduces Sgt. Alex Desocarras, an RCMP Detective stationed in the town of 100 Mile House in British Columbia’s beautiful and rugged South Cariboo.
A young girl, Carey Bolton, is kidnapped in the small Northern town of Terrace, BC. The police have no leads and no ID on the young man who took her. Weeks later, her distraught family’s hopes are raised when an anonymous caller claims Carey is being held at an address in Vancouver, BC — 1,200 kilometres from home. The Vancouver Police are there within the hour but report the house vacant.
Carey’s desperate mother asks family and friends living in Vancouver to follow up. Several hours later, they find a woman at the house, but she claims no knowledge of Carey. Suspicious and looking for answers, family friend, Anishinaabe filmmaker Morgan O’Meara returns alone early the next morning and leaves a note. Three days later, she disappears.
When O’Meara’s case lands in Desocarras’ jurisdiction, Jeri Fernice of the VPD MPU reaches out to him with evidence that the Bolton and O’Meara cases are linked. Following a hunch on who the anonymous caller might be, Alex is quickly forced undercover when he finds evidence that implicates a fellow high-ranking RCMP officer in both abductions—and at least one other.
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