Synopses & Reviews
The seedy massage parlors, gang-ridden housing projects, and expensive mafia-run clubs of Toronto provide the backdrop for this riveting crime story featuring Detective Gord Bergeron. Plagued by unanswered questions in his personal life and at work, Gord immerses himself in the investigation of a death that may be terrorist-related. Did the Arab-looking man who fell 25 floors to his death jump, or was he pushed? Sharon MacDonald may know the answer, but she is knee-deep in her own problemsnamely, her house arrest, the impending arrival of her drug lord ex-boyfriend, and the attention of the preternaturally good-looking Ray. Its only a matter of time until Sharon and Gords paths cross in this fast-paced mystery.
“[McFetridge is] a clear disciple of Elmore Leonard . . . a fun read.” —Publishers Weekly
“Canadas answer to Elmore Leonard, John McFetridge is going places.” —Toronto Star
“Toronto likes to think of itself as a ‘world-class city; and at least in terms of crime and crime fiction, its not that far off. One illustration: John McFetridges Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, an absorbingly complex tale . . . There are wheels within wheels, plots within plots, betrayals within betrayals—along with confusions and hopes.” —Toronto Sun
The joke? Toronto thinks its the centre of some multicultural universe, always bragging about how people come from every part of the world to live there. The punch line? Some of them are coming to commit crimes. So yeah, Sharon MacDonald's got a problem Ray; hes too good-looking. But she knows what everybody knows. The whole world might be coming here, but this is nowhere. Detective Gord Bergeron has problems too. Maybe its his new partner, Ojibwa native Detective Armstrong. Or maybe its the missing ten-year-old girl, or the unidentified torso dumped in an alley behind a motel, or what looks like corruption deep within the police force.
About the Author
John McFetridge is the author of "Below the Line" and "Dirty Sweet." He lives in Toronto, Ontario.