Gangs, gambling, and murder.
Leo Desroches, a half-Cree, half-French Canadian reporter in
Edmonton, Alberta, returns in A Killing Winter, the sequel
to Wayne Arthurson's lauded debut murder mystery Fall from
Leo, working undercover for a series of articles about the
homeless of Edmonton, has his hands full. In his personal
life, he's trying to reconnect with his estranged son while
fighting his urge to gamble. And at the newspaper, he is
consumed by a story that turns into a personal crusade: a search
for a missing Native street kid he's befriended.
When the boy is found brutally murdered, Leo realizes that in
order to tell the victim's story and bring him justice, he has to
plumb the depths of First Nations street culture in the local gang
to which he belonged. But as Leo delves deeper into the gang
and the inner workings of tribal politics, secrets emerge that
threaten not only the survival of the tribe, but also Leo's
sanity…and his life.