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The Cardinal Divide

(2008)
(The first book in the Cole Blackwater Mystery series)
A novel by

 
 
Cole Blackwater's life isn't what it used to be. Once a political superstar within Ottawa's environmental movement, he now runs a nearly defunct conservation strategy consulting firm that distinctly lacks a paying client. His ex-wife loathes him for a scandalous affair that ended their marriage, he feels he's failing his eight-year-old daughter as a father, and he's turning far too often to the bottle to solve his problems.

When Peggy McSorlie, head of the Eastern Slopes Conservation Group, seeks his help to stop a mining project planned for Alberta's magnificent Cardinal Divide, Blackwater jumps on the opportunity to earn enough money to pay the rent and buy a few pints at his favorite pub. But when Mike Barnes, head of the mining project, is brutally murdered and a radical member of Eastern Slopes is accused of killing him, Blackwater must first prove the man's innocence in order to save his own business, and the future of the Cardinal Divide.

Praise for The Cardinal Divide

"The Cardinal Divide is a page-turner of a mystery and an interesting work of pulp fiction... with serious environmental issues at its heart."
~ Canadian Literature



Used availability for Stephen Legault's The Cardinal Divide

Paperback Editions

October 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Cardinal Divide
Author(s): Stephen Legault
ISBN: 1-897126-32-8 / 978-1-897126-32-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: NeWest Press
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Audio Editions

November 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Cardinal Divide: A Cole Blackwater Mystery
Author(s): Stephen Legault
Publisher: Audible Studios
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November 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Cardinal Divide: A Cole Blackwater Mystery
Author(s): Stephen Legault
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Cardinal Divide: A Cole Blackwater Mystery
Author(s): Stephen Legault
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2008 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Cardinal Divide: A Cole Blackwater Mystery (Cole Blackwater Series Book 1)
Author(s): Stephen Legault
Publisher: NeWest Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU