FINALIST, 2021 Best First Crime Book Award of Excellence by the Crime Writers of Canada
FINALIST, 2021 Kobo Rakuten Emerging Writers Award (Mystery Genre)
I read it in one day.couldn’t put it downKobo reader, Sandra, Sept 2020
Read this book before it hits the big screen! Clean prose, exciting action scenes, relatable heroes, compelling cliffhangers…satisfying. Looking forward to more!Amazon.ca reader, Theo K., March 2021
4.2 stars Goodreads
True Patriots, a Canadian action thriller
Political subterfuge, extremist separatist plots, and two strangers racing to stop it all...
The career of Claire Marcoux, a young naval officer, threatens to come crashing down after she orders the ship under her command to return fire on a boat that she was supposed to rescue. The quiet life of Daniel Ritter, a new professor in a new town, is turned upside down when the celebrity entrepreneur he was unexpectedly invited to meet is found murdered. Thrown together by chance, Claire and Daniel discover that they are involved in the same fight against an unknown enemy — a foe with a plot that endangers the lives of many … and the very existence of the country they both cherish.
Read Chapter 1 HERE.
What reviewers are saying
“Russell Fralich’s debut novel is a timely, home-grown thriller, in which two seemingly unrelated plot lines converge in a surprising and explosive conclusion. From Alberta to the Bay of Fundy, Fralich skillfully weaves a tale full of intrigue, action and political subterfuge. Taking its place among the best of Canadian action thrillers, True Patriots is a timely, prophetic reminder about the dangers of division.”
-Dave Butler, award-winning author of the Jenny Wilson mysteries
A page turning action thriller.
– Goodreads reviewer
A great read from a terrific new Canadian author! Fralich delivers action, suspense, relatable characters, and a memorable plot, in what is hopefully the first in a series featuring dynamic Canadian duo. I read this cover to cover inside of a weekend, and will definitely by diving back in for more. A must-read for those who want to see more Canadian content and relevancy in their thrillers. Lee Child, Vince Flynn and Tom Clancy: make room on the shelf for Russell!!
– Amazon.ca reviewer
“I thought both Daniel and Claire were strong, intriguing characters and would hope for another book featuring them which I would definitely read.”
– Goodreads reviewer
“An entertaining adventure story…Where this goes is well done by Mr Fralich and sets the stage quite neatly for future novels involving the two principal characters or if not other novels that would be very well prove entertaining to read.”
– Netgalley reviewer
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