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The Gritty Gastown Collection - Ride the Lightning Triggerfish and The Deadbeat Club - cover

The Gritty Gastown Collection - Ride the Lightning Triggerfish and The Deadbeat Club

Dietrich Kalteis

Publisher: ECW Press

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In one volume, three edgy novels set in Vancouver: “If you like your crime hard and fast, Kalteis is for you.” (The Globe and Mail, Toronto).   This collection features three of Dietrich Kalteis’s action-packed and darkly humorous crime novels, all set in the Canadian city of Vancouver: Ride the Lightning, Triggerfish, and The Deadbeat Club.  Ride the Lightning: Dope dealer Miro seizes an opportunity to settle a score with a bounty hunter while working a major drug deal. What follows is a ride through Vancouver’s underbelly with a cast of characters whose ambition exceeds their criminal acumen.  Triggerfish: In this “high-octane tale [that] will suit hardcore crime fans,” Rene Beckman, a dishonored ex-cop, has only two things on his mind: his new boat, the Triggerfish, and his hot date, an environmentalist named Vicki (Publishers Weekly). When the two unknowingly dock the boat in the same secluded cove as a Mexican cartel’s submarine, the date ends with a bang.  The Deadbeat Club: In this “fast-paced thrill ride,” Grey Stevens has taken over the family business from his late uncle, and now he grows the best pot in Whistler (Publishers Weekly). Everybody wants to get their hands on it, including the two rival gangs coming to town. When Grey rescues a girl from a beating at the hands of one of the gang members, he finds himself in the middle of a turf war and a new relationship at the same time.   “Kalteis will be deservedly compared to Elmore Leonard, but he is an original voice.” —John McFetridge, author of the Toronto Series  

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