The Third Riel Conspiracy

The Third Riel Conspiracy

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It is the spring of 1885 and rebellion has broken out in Canada's North West Territories. Amid the chaos and strife of the Battle of Batoche, Reuben Wake is murdered: shot at point blank range. Terrance Le Biche, a Métis man, is arrested for the crime. But Le Biche claims innocence he admits he had every intention of killing Wake, but says someone beat him to the foul deed. When Durrant Wallace, a sergeant in the North West Mounted Police, begins his own investigation into Le Biche's possible motives, he learns there were many who wanted Wake dead. And their grievances with Wake mirrored the varied causes of the Northwest Rebellion itself. Durrant uncovers a series of covert conspiracies surrounding Métis leader and prophet Louis Riel, and, during the weeklong intermission in Riel's trial, he and his friends set a trap for Wake's true killer.
Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : TouchWood Editions, 2013.
ISBN: 9781927129852
Characteristics: 255 pages ;,21 cm.

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stewstealth
Aug 24, 2017

Historical mystery novel with respect to the Riel rebellion in Batoche Saskatchewan. The narrative is a bit stilted and the plot and mystery is a bit contrived. The characterization is done well. Worth reading if you like a mystery in a Canadian Historical setting.

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MusicalKnitter
May 23, 2017

I loved it! The characters were interesting, the plot kept twisting & turning & the landscape & history seemed very real. It was hard to put it down to go to bed when it was late.

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