Cipher (Paperback)

By John Jantunen

ECW Press, 9781770412002, 299pp.

Publication Date: October 14, 2014

List Price: 17.95*
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A high school football star who chooses a tour of duty in Afghanistan over a potentially lucrative career in the pros. A woman whose career as a nine-ball champion was cut short at the Nationals. A motorcycle accident that leaves a boy in a wheelchair. A gun containing a single bullet. Fires destroying homes throughout Regina. An elusive best friend who makes an incredible and awful sacrifice.

And Ruby Yee's spicy black bean balls.

All of these factors come together when Curtis Mays, football star and local hero, returns home unexpectedly to find his city mourning the death of a little girl -- the granddaughter of Saskatchewan's wealthiest man. As he begins to piece together what has happened, and how his actions may have helped cause it, he realizes that you can try to outrun the past, but you can never escape it.

About the Author

John Jantunen lives in Guelph, Ontario. This is his debut novel.