Where The Bodies Lie by Mark LisacWhere The Bodies Lie by Mark Lisac

Where The Bodies Lie

byMark Lisac

Paperback | April 1, 2016

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In a small city somewhere in an oil-rich Canadian province just east of the Rockies, a political scandal has erupted: an aging cabinet minister has struck and killed a member of his local constituency executive with his half-ton truck, in broad daylight. But the premier suspects that there is more to this "accident" than meets the eye--and he wants to know the real reasons behind it before the media or his political rivals do.

Enter the premier's old friend Harry Asher--lawyer, former hockey star, self-styled intellectual, and recent divorcé--who is hired to dig into the incident. And it isn't long before Asher's investigation threatens to expose a chain of corruption that implicates many of the province's most powerful citizens--including the province's legendary now-senile premier--as well as its most cherished founding myths.

In Where the Bodies Lie, Mark Lisac (author of Alberta Politics Uncovered and The Klein Revolution) draws upon his decades of experience as a reporter at Alberta's provincial legislature to craft an absorbing debut novel--part political thriller, part fable--that opens up timeless themes of friendship, love, the inescapability of grief, the weight of history, and the nature of truth.

Praise for Where the Bodies Lie:

"What's Remarkable about this novel is how brilliantly Lisac moves from political writing to fiction. His smooth prose and fine pacing make it a pleasure to read."
--The Globe and Mail
"Lisac's backdrop may be the political scene, but his story is in the heart of his main characters, their flaws and aspirations."
--Samantha Power, Vue Weekly
"Where the Bodies Lie seems to carve its own genre. The mystery is always present, but...reads as a man living his life while peeling back hidden truths and unexplored layers of politics and friendships that are more complicated than they appear."
--Jessica McIntosh, Fort McMurray Today

Mark Lisac, originally from Hamilton, worked as a journalist in Saskatchewan for five years. He began writing about Alberta politics in 1979 as a reporter for The Canadian Press and then as a columnist for The Edmonton Journal. From 2005 to 2013, he was publisher and editor of the independent political newsletter Insight into Governmen...
Title:Where The Bodies LieFormat:PaperbackDimensions:216 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 1, 2016Publisher:Newest PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1926455509

ISBN - 13:9781926455501


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gripping political thriller Thanks to Goodreads and the publisher for a free copy of Where the Bodies Lie! This is a gripping political thriller starring Asher, a lawyer-turned-investigator who has been asked to look into a suspicious death and winds up uncovering a world of corruption in provincial politics. The author is a journalist, and this shows in the snappy writing, the cast of memorable characters, and the clear expertise in Alberta politics. My favourite books to read are books that are unabashedly Canadian. I don't just mean set here -- I mean so steeped in the culture and history and landscape that they could not possibly take place anywhere else. This is one of those books -- an unapologetic Alberta novel -- and it was a joy to read.
Date published: 2016-11-07