R.J. Harlick’s love for Canada’s untamed wilds is the inspiration for the Meg Harris mystery series. The fourth in the series, Arctic Blue Death, was shortlisted for the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel. R.J. Harlick divides her time between Ottawa and West Quebec.
The River Runs Orange
In the third action-packed thriller of the West Quebec series, Meg Harris is back more determined than ever to fight against injustice, but sometimes the line between right and wrong is fuzzy. During a wild, whitewater paddle down a wilderness river, Meg discovers the skull and bones of a woman whose very existence takes the archeological world by storm. But when her neighbours, the Migiskan Algonquin, declare their rights to the ancient remains, Meg becomes embroiled in a fight that pits ancient beliefs against modern ones and can only lead to murder. As Meg races to catch the killer, she finds herself once more daring the rivers fury, this time with the added horror of a raging forest fire. In this book R.J. Harlick explores the controversy surrounding ancient human remains. Who owns them, the museums that house the archeological finds or the First Nations descendents? Should they be used to further mans knowledge or returned to the earth to maintain peace and harmony? Questions to which there are no easy answers, as Meg Harris discovers when she tries to balance her love for Eric Odjik and her friendship with the Migiskan with her beliefs as a modern woman.
This is the third book in the Meg Harris Mystery series. The next book is Arctic Blue Death.