Victim Impact

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Dundurn, 2008 - Fiction - 246 pages
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Homicide becomes more than an academic study for Toronto criminologist Ted Boudreau when his own suburban home is burglarized, with deadly results. Was his computer targetted because of his interest in a secretive biker gang? Teds attempts to deal with the aftermath bring him into conflict with family, police detectives, and the Crown prosecutor assigned to the caseas well as with his university colleagues, whose penal philosophy Ted no longer believes can stand the test of real-life experience. His pursuit of justice must compete with his duty not to compromise the source of his dossier on the ruthless Dark Arrows Motorcycle Club.

 

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Contents

Prologue
1
Chapter 1
7
Chapter 2
23
Chapter 3
37
Chapter 4
57
Chapter 5
71
Chapter 6
87
Chapter 7
104
Chapter 10
154
Chapter 11
173
Chapter 12
192
Chapter 13
213
Chapter 14
238
Epilogue
244
Authors Note
248
Acknowledgements
249

Chapter 8
114
Chapter 9
130

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About the author (2008)

Mel Bradshaw was born in Toronto. He took his B.A. in English and philosophy at the University of Toronto and continued studying philosophy at New College, Oxford. Between degrees, he travelled and worked in Southeast Asia, Thailand, and Indonesia. He has also travelled to Zambia, Iceland, Poland, and points between. He has since returned to his native Toronto. His first novel was the critically acclaimed historical mystery, Death in the Age of Steam, (2004 Napoleon), which was ForeWord magazine's choice as best mystery novel of the year in 2005. Bradshaw chose to revisit the past, the 1920s to be exact, for his second novel, Quarrel with the Foe (2005, Napoleon). He has since been invited to partake in many prestigious literary events throughout Canada. Mel also publishes short stories, many of which are inspired by his wanderings. Victim Impact (Fall 2008) brings Bradshaw's writing firmly into the twenty-first century in a taut, suspenseful tale of violence and retribution.

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