Review in Atlantic Books Today

Author and social activist Stephen Law has woven a first-rate thriller that both entertains and prods readers to ask questions about the politics of wealth. The entertainment comes from a fast-paced plot that ricochets from the streets of Toronto to the mines of Cape Breton and the mountains of Guatemala as the story’s reluctant hero Warren Peace seeks justice from a corrupt gold mining company for the victims of a hushed-up tragedy. However, it is impossible to write this book off as merely a good read, to be forgotten once finished. Instead, the story asks-no demands-that readers consider big questions about the human and environmental costs of mining, and about the individual’s power to effect change. The ending is both satisfying and realistic, offering a measure of closure but also a sense that while there are no easy solutions, we all have the power to make a difference.-Kate Watson for ABT, Spring 2013, Vol 72

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