Cut You Down: A Wakeland Novel

Category: Book
By (author): Wiebe, Sam
Series: Wakeland Novels, The
Subject:  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
  FICTION / Noir
  FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
Publisher: Knopf Random Vintage Canada
Published: February 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Cut You Down is prize-winning novelist Sam Wiebe's second riveting Wakeland mystery.

Vancouver PI Dave Wakeland returns, hot on the trail of a missing college student who may or may not have stolen half a million dollars. What starts as a straightforward runaway case soon gives way to a tangled mess of dirty money, betrayal, and murder, pitting the resourceful but over-his-head detective against suburban gangsters, a corrupt cop, and a contract killer with a fondness for blades--one of which seems destined for Wakeland's throat...

Sam Wiebe's morally challenged young detective takes up a cross-border chase that twists and surprises like only Vancouver's next master of crime could write. Never one to back down from the big issues plaguing his city of shining towers and forgotten corners, Wiebe returns with a vicious caper that threatens to leave no one--not his rogue detective, nor Wakeland's family and friends (or even a few of his enemies)--standing.

"Haven't yet heard of Sam Wiebe? You will soon. . . . Lots of personal demons and good backstories give this novel heft. Wiebe is definitely a writer on the rise." -The Globe and Mail

"[S]harp and terrific but disturbingly grim. . . . [W]iebe serves up an absorbing story. . . . If the thrill of reading detective fiction results from the complexity of the case and playing detective with the surplus of clues and suspects, then Wiebe succeeds here too, crafting a harrowing, superbly puzzling, and richly cinematic tale. . . . [Wiebe] explores a profoundly corrupt and sad Vancouver that's far from the wholesome image that attracts the annual influx of tourists." -The Vancouver Sun

"[A] story as appealing as it is mysterious." -Toronto Star

"A gripping, wrenching, brilliant piece of fiction, quite possibly the definitive Vancouver crime novel. If Last of the Independents announced Sam Wiebe's arrival, Invisible Dead places him in the ranks of the best young mystery writers working today-on either side of the border. This book is outstanding." -Owen Laukkanen, author of the Stevens and Windermere novels
"Invisible Dead does all the things that only the PI novel can do, pushing the limits of morals to the breaking point in the pursuit of truth. Dave Wakeland is a great guide into the dark soul of Vancouver, never stopping and never looking away. This is the PI done right." -John McFetridge, author of the Eddie Dougherty mysteries
"A timely, gripping story that rages with frustration and anger at what might have been and what might yet be; a book that does for the missing women of the Downtown Eastside what Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath did for migrant workers. Complex, brilliantly crafted, it has an underlying sadness that permeates every gritty, lyrical word." -Peggy Blair, author of the Inspector Ramirez novels
Biographical NoteSAM WIEBE's stand-alone debut novel, Last of the Independents, won an Arthur Ellis Award and the Kobo Emerging Writer Prize, and was nominated for a Shamus Award. His second novel is the critically acclaimed Invisible Dead, the debut of his Dave Wakeland series of mysteries. His stories have appeared in Thuglit, subTerrain and Criminal Element's The Malfeasance Occasional e-collection, among others.