Short-listed for the 2011 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Novel Some bullets take years to find their mark... Former Toronto Detective Charlie McKelvey is puttering through the first year of his forced retirement. His tedious life is torn wide open when a friend enlists his help in locating a recent Bosnian immigrant who has simply disappeared without a trace. Her teacher and recent lover, Tim Fielding, suspects foul play. At first hesitant, McKelvey is quickly drawn into the case as the bodies and clues pile up. When the body of an unidentified woman turns up in Fieldings apartmentand Fielding is nowhere to be foundMcKelvey finds himself a prime suspect in an increasingly obscure murder investigation.years where McKelvey did little more than perform oil changes, spent a few hundred here and there on brake pads, a muffler. ... Now it seemed as though the machinea#39;s entire organ system was shutting down in succession: transmission, timing belt, radiator, water pump. ... There was a Honda Civic alleged to have been driven solely by an aelderly femalea, as though that explained everything or anything.
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