The First Stone

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‘a knockout debut… Strange’s sardonic wit makes him the perfect guide to his troublingly familiar landscape’
The Guardian

Private eye Felix Strange doesn’t work homicide cases. He saw enough dead bodies fighting in Iran, a war that left him with a crippling disease that has no name and no cure. So when Strange is summoned to a Manhattan hotel room to investigate the dead body of America’s most-loved preacher, he’d rather not get involved.

Strange has only a week to find the killer, and even less time to get the black-market medicine he needs to stay alive. In an America where biblical prophecy is foreign policy, Strange must face religious police, organized crime and a dame with very particular ideas, while uncovering a conspiracy that reaches the very heart of his newly fundamentalist nation.

‘ingenious and witty’
(Daily Telegraph)

‘A menacing portrait of an all too plausible future’
The Big Issue

‘An outstanding first novel by a new Canadian author we should hear more of’
Independent

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