Everybody thinks they know what happened when Robert Dziekanski died while being arrested by RCMP officers at the Vancouver airport in a Taser incident caught on video that went viral. But Curt Petrovich does the courageous thing that all good journalists do: He doesn't accept the official story, he digs for the uncomfortable truths and he forces us to question our assumptions and our faith in the justice system. You don't have to agree with all his conclusions to marvel at his detective work, his gripping storytelling and his compassion for all those involved. You will come away from the book shaken and enraged.
Julian Sher, author of Until you are Dead: Steven Truscott's Long Ride into History and The Road to Hell
Impeccable journalism; vivid narrative; Curt Petrovich takes us behind the scenes in a ten-year legal saga to reveal how the justice system can abandon basic principles of justice when political and bureaucratic interests are on the line.
Linden MacIntyre, journalist and author of The Bishop's Man
With the trained eye of a veteran journalist, Curt Petrovich deconstructs the infamous Taser incident at Vancouver airport in 2007 and discovers surprising facts about how it affected everyone involved. Whether you agree with his conclusions or not, you will find it difficult to put this book down.
Cecil Rosner – Director, Investigative Journalism: Regions, CBC News
Petrovich’s many years as a journalist for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation are evident in this expertly-spun narrative that is never dull or overloaded with too much detail. He has taken an incredible amount of material and organized it into a highly readable book that is both insightful and at times incredulous (that two of the RCMP officers were found guilty of perjury while the other two were not).
Bonnie Reilly Schmidt, The Ormsby