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An Element of Risk - A Jack Taggart Mystery - cover

An Element of Risk - A Jack Taggart Mystery

Don Easton

Publisher: Dundurn

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Summary

Taggart takes on gangs armed with sophisticated weapons who are battling for control and spreading terror in British Columbia.  
 


The twelfth Jack Taggart Mystery sees criminal gangs armed with sophisticated weapons battling for control in British Columbia — spreading terror through indiscriminate violence. 
 


Jack Taggart discovers the guns are being smuggled into Canada from the United States. After a fellow officer is murdered in cold blood, Taggart goes undercover to infiltrate a white supremacist faction to track down the killers. He soon finds himself unarmed and without backup in the fortress-like compound of the leader, a self-proclaimed survivalist. All is going well — until his cover is blown and he is caught within the compound with nowhere to escape.

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