A suspenseful mystery set on the Pacific Northwest coast about a pipeline conspiracy that pits the everyday working man against high-level government.When childhood best friends Ollie Swanson and Dougie Tarkenen commit larceny, they must keep it secret into their adult lives. Years later, Dougie turns up dead, apparently drowned in a canoe accident. Ollie is devastated. When he discovers that Dougie had made secret tapes that reveal extreme corruption at the highest levels of government, the circumstances around Dougie's death become highly suspect, and the secret from their youth comes back to haunt Ollie. When Ollie's life is threatened, he must figure out a way to protect himself and his family.The Fourth Betrayal is a gritty, wry, and masculine exploration of what happens when bureaucratic greed and deception threaten the livelihoods of small coastal communities.
About the Author
Bruce Burrows is the mystery author of The River Killers and The Fourth Betrayal. With years spent working as a fisherman, commercial diver, and, most recently, an at-sea-observer, Bruce is a true man of the sea. During his time as a fisherman, he wrote a weekly column called Channel 78, Eh about fishing on the West Coast. He lives in Sointula, British Columbia."
"Conspiracy is alive and well in Burrows’s winning debut . . . for readers who love adventures like Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm or David Masiel’s 2182 kHz. Burrows’s . . . ability to bring a mixed cast into the tale is stellar." Library Journal