The Swahili storytellers have this quote: “The story has been told. If it was bad, it was my fault, because I am the storyteller. But if it was good, it belongs to everybody.”
ALEX DESOCARRAS MYSTERY SERIES
“The first-person narrative alternating between different characters is ripe with tension and relentless suspense … [T]his tale of hope and resilience is a remarkable achievement.” — Prairies Book Review
A child is abducted and the gutsy filmmaker trying to find her disappears. A clue in a cryptic tweet leads Alex Desocarras to the mother of another child abducted years before. When he identifies a high ranking RCMP officer as the main suspect, he is forced undercover.
Van Clieaf’s action-stuffed adventure maintains a consistently menacing tone. Striking prose keeps things moving … and the diverse cast includes numerous Indigenous characters, including Alex [Desocarras] and Levon [Starr] … A vigorous thriller spiced with plenty of fight scenes and memorable characters.” — Kirkus Reviews
The star witness in a case against a paedophile ring is brutally murdered. The same evening, Levon Starr, an Indigenous hacktivist following the case finds a coded message hidden on a RCMP server. Deciphering it, he risks exposure to warn Alex Desocarras of its chilling contents.
Both books can be read standalone