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Carry Tiger to Mountain

An Elias McCann Mystery

by Mark Zuehlke

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crime, suspense
list price: $11.99
also available: eBook eBook
category: Fiction
published: 2002
publisher: Dundurn

When a freighter smuggling illegal immigrants from Southeast Asia sinks offshore, Tofino coroner Elias McCann finds himself at the heart of another mystery.

Among the survivors of the tragedy is a young girl, whom Elias and his girlfriend, Vhanna, find themselves trying to protect from unknown kidnappers. Meanwhile, a relative of Vhanna's turns up among the immigrants, bringing back memories of her dark past and the Khmer Rouge. As the plot unfolds, compelling questions are raised: most importantly, who is responsible for the immigrants being here, and what do they want with Vhanna's cousin?

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Contributor notes

Mark Zuehlke lives and writes on Vancouver Island. His previous books include Ortona: Canada's Epic World War II Battle (Stoddart, 1999), The Yukon Fact Book (1998), The Alberta Fact Book (1997), The BC Fact Book (1995), The Gallant Cause: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939 (1996), and Scoundrels, the Dreamers and Second Sons: British Remittance Men in the Canadian West (1994). His previous Elias McCann mystery, Hands Like Clouds, (2000) was the recipient of the Crime Writers of Canada's Year 2000 Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel.

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Editorial Reviews

"Zuehlke and his Elias McCann look primed for a good run."

— Encore (Grand Prairie, AB)

"...as captivating as the first installment of McCann's adventures."

— Airlines Magazine, Westjet, March 2003

"this is the second outing for Dr. Elias McCannZuehlke has brought bnack his successful cast of characters, maintained his setting and improved his plotting."

— Globe and Mail

"Topical and well-written."

— Times-Colonist

"another of Zuehlke's patented action-packed endings concludes the book."

— The Daily News, Kamloops, BC

"Zuehlke skilfully sets the stage for a thrilling ride to the climax of his story."

— Canadian Press: Charlottetown Guardian, Halifax Chronicle Herald, Sarnia Observer

"Good fare for a quiet afternoon."

— Independently Reviewed, Summer 2003
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About the Author

Mark Zuehlke

Mark Zuehlke is the author of six critically acclaimed works on the Canadian Army in World War II. He has a reputation for bringing to life the story of young Canadians at war. Among his notable books are Holding Juno: Canada’s Heroic Defence of the D-Day Beaches, June 712, 1944; Juno Beach, Canada’s D-Day Victory, June 6, 1944; and his trilogy of the Italian theatre: The Gothic Line: Canada’s Month of Hell in World War II Italy; Ortona: Canada’s Epic World War II Battle; and The Liri Valley: Canadas World War II Breakthrough to Rome. His most recent book, For Honour’s Sake: The War of 1812 and the Brokering of an Uneasy Peace, received many positive reviews, including one from the Globe & Mail.

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