Nick Wilkshire is a lawyer originally from St. Johnâ€™s, Newfoundland. He is a graduate of Memorial University and Osgoode Hall Law School. Escape to Havanais the first book in his new series featuring fledgling diplomat Charlie Hillier. Nick lives in Ottawa.
Hockey is a dangerous game, but itâ€™s what happens off the ice that can get you killed â€¦
Curtis Ritchie is the only news in town when Ottawa takes the young hockey sensation first overall in the annual spring draft. But on the eve of Ritchieâ€™s rookie season, the media frenzy over the signing and the controversial trades that secured the young star are eclipsed by news of his murder. As Ottawa Major Crimes Unit investigator Jack Smith reassembles Ritchieâ€™s life, he is surprised by how much it differs from the fledgling starâ€™s clean-cut image. A long list of suspects soon emerges, any one of whom had good reasons to want Ritchie dead. But thereâ€™s something else about the young phenom â€” a secret so profound that its revelation to the wrong person could only have meant Ritchieâ€™s end.
[A] terrific read . . .
This well-constructed mystery wears its Canadian identity with pride.