The Border Guards Author:Mark Sinnett Tim Hollins wants to know who his father really was. Michael Hollins' death was officially declared accidental, but there are too many unanswered questions, and suddenly too many dead bodies piling up around his father's memory. John Selby also wants to know who Michael Hollins really was. The reluctant agent for the Border Vigilance Commission,... more » an offshoot of the FBI dedicated to ferreting out potential terrorists and smugglers along the Canada-US border, Selby is now enmeshed in a deadly undercover operation. Adams Denver, however, knows exactly who Michael Hollins was. The cocky hired gun and onetime British soccer hooligan is on clean-up duty, shivering through a Thousand Islands winter on the instructions of his Russian mobster boss, Nikolai Petrovitch. And as each one uncovers a piece of the Michael Hollins puzzle, the picture becomes ever more complex.
Was Michael Hollins smuggling diamonds for Petrovitch? Whose side is art dealer Hanne Kristiansen, John Selby's former girlfriend, really on, or is she simply a mule for Petrovitch? And will Tim Hollins be the last man standing in what is quickly turning into a violent game of elimination? The Border Guards is a cinematic story filled with grit and violence, its tale of corruption and betrayal bloodying the chill of a Toronto winter and the frozen waters of the Thousand Islands wilderness. A novel that will take its place beside the thrillers of Ian Rankin and Andrew Pyper, The Border Guards marks the accomplished debut of a talented Canadian writer.« less