Mannette, a well-built,
long-haired Native from the Anawatna Reserve with slight
Shamanic healing abilities, is content at his job with the
Tattonville Township Police. He is married to Senior
Constable Linda Mcenna, a short but muscular motorcycle cop,
and they are supervised by their boss, a large and friendly
Jamaican man, Sergeant Alan Parks
But when RCMP Staff
Inspector Rene Alou
head Agent Andrew Reed
head up the secret construction of a training compound in
their small central Ontario town, the officers not only have
to contend with the possible privacy issues the compound
would bring, but also with the murderous rage of a long dead
Shaman that the construction has unleashed.
Cast of Characters
Barry Mannette is a xxxxxx Aboriginal from the Anawatna Reserve xx from the town
of Tattonville in Central Ontario.
Alan Parks is a large and imposing Jamaican on the outside, but is actually a
softie on the inside. His passive-aggressive threats to suspects avoids them
trying to fight back or give him any trouble. It's a tactic that works quite
well for him.
How this story came to be is really not something that I consciously set out to
do. Like all my stories, it may have been something I saw during the day or
night that planted the seed. It could have been a portion of a dream that I
remembered. Or maybe something from a tv show or movie that made me go, "what
if?" Who knows.
To be able to bring the characters and events to life I had to use factual
Native aspects but with twists and changes to bring about this story as it
developed in my brain and subsequently spewed from my fingers. Some Native
readers may find the "facts" in the novel do not match real life.
I will be working a another Tattonville novel. Not a second book in a series but
as a stand-alone story.
I would very much like to hear my readers' comments on this novel, both positive
and negative. A writer does not improve unless he or she knows what is
successful and what is not. Please send your comments to phillipjboucher.com. I
will not be able to respond to these comments but be assured each one will be
read and considered.