River City

Paperback | September 25, 2012

byJohn Farrow

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On the night of the Rocket Richard Riot in 1955, the legendary Cartier Dagger is stolen from Montreal’s Sun Life Building. Many believe the dagger gives whoever possesses it mystical powers, and its journey through history is as spectacular as it is bloodstained. The same night, a police informer is found murdered in a nearby park with a dagger wound to his heart. But who murdered him, and why?

Thirteen years later, Pierre Elliott Trudeau is prime minister, and the separatist movement is gaining momentum in Quebec. The case is still unsolved, and a young constable named Émile Cinq-Mars is asked to investigate.

Suspenseful and labyrinthine, River City is at once a prequel to John Farrow’s bestselling novels City of Ice and Ice Lake a panoramic window onto a city’s storied past, and a brilliant novel of politics, greed, murder and myth.

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On the night of the Rocket Richard Riot in 1955, the legendary Cartier Dagger is stolen from Montreal’s Sun Life Building. Many believe the dagger gives whoever possesses it mystical powers, and its journey through history is as spectacular as it is bloodstained. The same night, a police informer is found murdered in a nearby park with...

JOHN FARROW is the pen name of Trevor Ferguson, who haswritten nine novels and four plays and has been named Canada’sbest novelist in bothBooks in Canadaand theTorontoStar. Under the name John Farrow, he has written two crimenovels featuring Émile Cinq-Mars; both are highly acclaimedand popular around the world. He was raised in Montre...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1016 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 1.75 inPublished:September 25, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0006393535

ISBN - 13:9780006393535

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“The author holds the reader in his grip to the end. . . .Ferguson’s historical research is impressive, and his gritty prose brings the streets of 1950s Montreal to life. . . . Thisis a page-turner that, for Montrealers, is also a trip down memory lane.” the GAZETTE (MONTREAL) “[An] engrossing literary thriller. . . . A lively—though bloodspattered—refresher on the early exploration of Canadaand the creation of Montreal. John Farrow has successfullycombined an insightful historical narrative with a police procedural. . . . Full of crackling dialogue, [it] is the perfectbook to lose yourself in this summer.”WINNIPEG FREE PRESS “Fast-paced and full of sex, gore and political intrigue. The fictional characters are sympathetic and full of life, [and] Armand Touton is a gem.” - THE GLOBE AND MAIL