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Excerpt from Gritty- Release date October 15, 2017


I had the strangest premonition when I went to bed, that I would wake up to this prolific outcome. I’d refrain from performing my customary ritual, lingering at the table with coffee and newspaper, a ritual that I relished in this first hour of being up. I knew this was by far an ordinary day. I hurried to shower and dress, for no apparent reason, other than my gut was telling me to. And sure enough, as I was about to shave, the phone rang.

“Marc, I was expecting your call. I couldn’t sleep; I had this unsettling feeling. No, I’m alright. Really! I’ll be there as soon as possible. Yes, I’m on my way.”

My gut feeling became a reality! The police had dragged the Lachine canal and pulled out a body. Marc believed it had been there for quite some time, therefore, identification might be tricky. I decided to stop at Tim’s and get a coffee and muffin. What was five minutes out of my way, when I knew I’d probably be there all day! I would need all the energy that I could muster up. I was relieved Richard was away on business, because any delay might be detrimental to the case. He always wanted to know the whys and wherefores and it had to be at the precise moment of disclosure; I did not have time to go into the petty details. I had to find out the answers for myself first, based on facts


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