Last Dance: A Winston Patrick Mystery

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Dundurn, Jan 28, 2012 - Fiction - 432 pages
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Winston Patrick reluctantly leads some kids in suing their school when a same-sex partner is refused entry to the prom, but opponents will stop at nothing to make their point, not even murder.

Winston Patrick was a successful lawyer who defended the downtrodden of Vancouver’s criminal world. Dissatisfied with his career, he traded in the courtroom for the high school classroom. Winston is barely surviving his first year at a Vancouver high school when his students present a human rights issue. A student wants to bring his same-sex partner to the high school prom, but the school won’t let him.

Winston reluctantly leads his proteges on their first legal quest: suing the school. He never thought that fighting for a student’s rights could have deadly consequences, but as the issue gains publicity, Winston discovers that their opponents will stop at nothing to make their point not even murder.

David Russell’s first Winston Patrick novel, Deadly Lessons, was shortlisted for an Arthur Ellis Award for best first crime novel.

 

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User Review  - BrianEWilliams - LibraryThing

A good story with some interesting characters. It could be an exceptional story, but it is way too long at 423 pages. The story is smothered by the excess verbiage and this makes it a generally boring read. Read full review

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Contents

C h a p t e r T h i r t e e n
190
C h a p t e r F o u r t e e n
215
C h a p t e r F i f t e e n
231
C h a p t e r S i x t e e n
247
C h a p t e r S e v e n t e e n
276
C h a p t e r E i g h t e e n
311
C h a p t e r N i n e t e e n
349
C h a p t e r T w e n t y
383

C h a p t e r E i g h t
82
C h a p t e r N i n e
101
C h a p t e r T e n
114
C h a p t e r E l e v e n
132
C h a p t e r T w e l v e
158
C h a p t e r T w e n t y O n e
399
C h a p t e r T w e n t y T w o
415
ALSO BY DAVID RUSSELL
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David Russell is a long-time member of the arts community in Vancouver. He has worked on stage and television, including performing as a company member with the Vancouver TheatreSports League for more than 15 years. Russell has written freelance for a number of publications, including Maclean's, Vancouver's Sun and Province, the award-winning online news site The Tyee, and others. He lives in Coquitlam, British Columbia.

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