Wednesday Sep 21 2016 7:00 pm - Travel Alcove, Saskatoon
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The Evolution of Fear
Claymore Straker is a fugitive with a price on his head. Wanted by the CIA for acts of terrorism he did not commit, his best friend has just been murdered and Rania, the woman he loves, has disappeared. As his pursuers close in, Clay follows Rania to Istanbul and then Cyprus, where he is drawn into a violent struggle between the Russian mafia, Greek Cypriot extremists, and Turkish developers cashing in on the tourism boom. As the island of love descends into chaos, and the horrific truth is unveiled, Clay must call on every ounce of skill to save Rania and end unimaginable destruction being wrought in the name of profit.
Canadian by birth, The Abrupt Physics of Dying, set in Yemen during the 1994 civil war, was a London Telegraph 2015 Thriller of the Year, and was shortlisted for the prestigious CWA Creasy Dagger Award. The sequel, The Evolution of Fear, is set in Istanbul and Cyprus, where he lived and worked for almost a decade. called it "a big, meaty thriller," and said: "Hardisty is a fine writer and Straker is a great lead character." Paul now lives in Western Australia with that same Prairie girl and their two sons, and leads Australia's national science program in water, land and biodiversity. He misses the hockey, and gets back to Canada as often as he can.
eloped to Africa with a Prairie girl in the 1980's. Since then, he has lived and worked all over the world as an engineer and hydrologist. His first novel,