Three novels by Steven Owad
Warsaw, 1992. Three years have passed since the end of communism. For former democracy activist Julian Krol, there are no dragons left to slay. But new evils are taking root. Julian’s estranged sister Krystyna has been murdered, and to find her killer Julian will have to face the dark side of the new world order: a mushrooming drug trade, a feckless police force, rampant corruption. Poland might now be free, but for many communists-turned-capitalists, it’s a free-for-all.
For Vince Maguire, life as an American journalist in Warsaw is an easy glide—until the dark world of his estranged brother intrudes. Teddy’s in trouble, but is he victim or villain? Is he even alive? The answers are in the frozen oilfields of northern Canada—a new wild west where the normal rules of behavior don’t apply.
Somebody wants Behn McAvoy dead. Behn is sure of this because he has just had to drown a hit man in his favorite fishing hole. But who would want to kill an ageing hockey player from a minor-league team out in the boonies? Finding out who’s calling the shots would be easier to do if only the shots would stop coming.