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Police teniente Alex Rukow has spent his life trapped on Santuario, his people’s isolated home-slash-prison-island. They’ve been living in poverty under the tyrannical regime of their own elite familias for the last two-hundred years, ever since their generation ship landed on the planet and found it already populated by earlier Earth settlers, the Skanians, who banished them to the inhospitable south.
Increasingly shamed by the decisions of their ancestors, the Skanians seek to open their borders. But dissent exists on both sides, and in the midst of this explosive political situation, a dead body appears on the island.
Bengt, a Skanian investigator, is shipped to Santuario to lead the murder investigation—which, he quickly realizes, the local teniente wants nothing to do with. As far as Bengt is concerned, things can’t get worse than the brutal climate, his own memories, and a growing attraction to a partner who will barely say two words to him. But then he and Alex run afoul of the local familias, and the problems with their investigation and their budding relationship seem like nothing compared to just getting out of this whole mess alive.
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G.B.Gordon worked as a packer, landscaper, waiter, and coach before going back to school to major in linguistics and, at 35, switch to less backbreaking monetary pursuits like translating, editing, and writing.
Having lived in various parts of the world, Gordon is now happily ensconced in suburban Ontario with the best of all husbands. Santuario is G.B. Gordon's first published work, but many more stories are just waiting to hit the keyboard.
Website and blog: gordon.kontext.ca/
I felt a frisson of excitement as I read the first page of G. B. Gordon's exciting first novel, Santuario (Riptide Publishing, 2012), and realized I was in the presence of a major new writer. [...] Considering how some authors jaw on for 300 pages or more, Gordon is effective at just 200, but with writing this good we wouldn't mind if he did dawdle. I felt positively relieved to see on Gordon's blog that Book Two in the series [...] is in the works. Can't wait.
Dick Smart, Lambda Literary
Santuario is a fascinating story . . . highly original and very well written . . . I will be impatiently awaiting the next book. G.B. Gordon is an author I will definitely follow closely.
Book Lovers Inc
This is an absolutely brilliant science fiction, futuristic storyline...I will recommend this to those who love science-fiction, futuristic planet type books, murder/mystery, mob control type stories, an awkward relationship and an ending that you just want more of.
MM Good Book Reviews
I didn't put the book down . . . [A]n intriguing, complex journey of two very different men who come to realize they offer each other far more than either one of them knew they needed . . .
One Good Book Deserves Another
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Book Description Riptide Publishing. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 224 pages. 8.00x0.51x5.25 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk1937551652
Book Description Riptide Publishing, 2012. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111937551652
Book Description Riptide Publishing, 2012. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1937551652