SUBVERTING JUSTICE by Don Easton

SUBVERTING JUSTICE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A maverick Canadian officer shatters the rules to stop a murderous motorcycle club.

Veteran Vancouver Mountie Jack Taggart is under a microscope for faking his own death to catch a perp and executing a dangerous drug raid that should have been handed off to the local police. But this doesn’t blunt his disgust or fury over the torture and murder of his informant Damien Zabat and several others, presumably by a local crime syndicate known as Satan's Wrath. Wrath’s most volatile member, Pure E, already plans to take Taggart out. There’s plenty of turmoil within the Mounted Police Unit as well. Taggart’s partner, Laura, is having a meltdown over his latest daredevil move, and his supervisor, Rose, feels the strain of being caught between wild-card Taggart and the two Assistant Commissioners, Isaac and Mortimer. Still, she gives a tentative go-ahead to his pursuit of Satan’s Wrath. Taggart’s long-suffering wife, Natasha, a doctor, can only fret privately and try to keep the danger away from their sons, Mike and Steve. Taggart and Laura lean hard on another informant, Lance Morgan, a close confidant of Pure E, but his reliability is questionable. Taggart also confronts the syndicate head-on. When he refuses to play by the rules, he’s called on the carpet again, but this doesn’t stop him.

The 11th from Easton (A Delicate Matter, 2016, etc.) is bluntly written but packed with action and juicy details of the volatile relationships among law enforcement professionals.

Pub Date: Nov. 28th, 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4597-3980-2
Page count: 408pp
Publisher: Dundurn
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15th, 2017




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