Business as Usual

Toronto's David Sanders and Claire Dumont are the Nick and Nora Charles of academia: two amateur detectives pulled into a web of deceit and violence involving murder, the illegal cross-border dumping of toxic waste, organized crime, dubious, self-serving politicians, and a mysterious, ambitious businessman whose loyalties are unknown. Michael Boughn weaves together multiple plots, deals within deals, and double crosses galore as David and Claire find themselves pulled deeper and deeper into a funny, captivating hard-boiled mystery that might have been written by of Dashiell Hammett - if he had only had the chance to read Betty Friedan.