Serpents Rising

Overview

A private investigator and a journalist take on a ruthless gang in Calgary to rescue a runaway and find justice for themselves.

In 2005, journalist Adam Cullen’s wife, Donna, is killed by an arsonist. In desperation after police, fire department, and insurance investigators all give up trying to find the culprit, Cullen hires private detective Mike Cobb, but he, too, is stymied. Seven years later, Cobb re-enters Cullen’s life. A search for a crack-addicted teenage runaway is tangled up with Calgary’s most ruthless criminal organization — and a possible lead on Donna’s killer.

The parallel investigations take the two onto Calgary’s meanest streets, populated by a vicious biker gang, a silky-smooth pedophile, and an assortment of people who aren’t at all what they seem.

As they weave their way through long-buried secrets, Cullen and Cobb will come face-to-face with a cruelty they could never have expected … and a killer about to strike again.

Reviews

Poulsen clearly enjoyed working within this setting [Calgary], picking many well-known locations for his plot to unravel in.

Calgary Book Blog Review

About the Author

David A. Poulsen

Posted by Kendra on October 30, 2014

David A. Poulsen

David A. Poulsen has been a teacher, actor, cowboy, high school football coach, and — most of all — a writer. He is the author of more than twenty-five books, including Serpents Rising and Dead Air, the first two books in the Cullen and Cobb Mystery series. He lives on a ranch in the Alberta foothills near Calgary.