One or the Other

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2016-08-09
  • Publisher: ECW Press
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“An extremely good crime novel, brimming with historical verisimilitude . . . with a richly detailed protagonist and a seriously compelling mystery.” — Booklist on Black Rock

In the weeks before hosting the 1976 Summer Olympics, the Montreal police are tightening security to prevent another catastrophe like the ’72 games in Munich. But it isn’t tight enough to stop nearly three million dollars being stolen in a bold daytime Brink’s truck robbery. As the high-profile heist continues to baffle the police, Constable Eddie Dougherty gets a chance to prove his worth as a detective when he’s assigned to assist the suburban Longueuil force in investigating the deaths of two teenagers returning from a rock concert across the Jacques Cartier Bridge. Were they mugged and thrown from the bridge? Or was it a murder-suicide?

With tensions running high in the city and his future career at stake, Dougherty faces the limits of the force and of his own policing, and has to decide when to settle and when justice is the only thing that should be obeyed.

Author Biography

John McFetridge has enjoyed wide critical acclaim for his Toronto series novels. Everybody Knows this is Nowhere was named a book of the year by Quill and Quire magazine and Tumblin’ Dice was an Amazon Editors’ Pick. His Montreal series, featuring Constable Eddie Dougherty is “a fine character study, and a vivid snapshot of 1970s Montreal.” (Publishers Weekly). He lives in Toronto with his wife and two sons.

Table of Contents

Chapter One – 1
Chapter Two – 7
Chapter Three – 17
Chapter Four – 37
Chapter Five – 49
Chapter Six – 63
Chapter Seven – 78
Chapter Eight – 100
Chapter Nine – 111
Chapter Ten – 133
Chapter Eleven – 155
Chapter Twelve – 171
Chapter Thirteen – 190
Chapter Fourteen – 207
Chapter Fifteen – 229
Chapter Sixteen – 247
Chapter Seventeen – 260
Chapter Eighteen – 276
Chapter Nineteen – 292
Chapter Twenty – 310
Chapter Twenty-one – 324
Chapter Twenty-two – 337
Chapter Twenty-three – 356
Chapter Twenty-four – 374
Chapter Twenty-five – 389
Author’s Note – 392

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