Gambling With Fire(2016)
(A book in the Ricochet series)
A novel by John McFetridge and David Montrose
Austrian aristocrat Franz Loebek lands in Canada penniless, having lost everything in the violent upheavals brought by the Second World War. In Montreal he finds the Old World sophistication of London and Paris mixed with the youthful vibrancy of New York. But Loebek's adopted city is an open city, and he unwillingly becomes drawn into the violent underworld of illegal gambling, all the while maintaining a front as he moves amongst Montreal's most privileged. Gambling with Fire is the story of one man's struggle to navigate illicit and dangerous waters to finally find stability and peace. Originally published in 1969, it followed The Crime on Cote des Neiges, Murder Over Dorval, and The Body on Mount Royal as David Montrose's fourth and final novel. The author died while it was in production. This Ricochet Books edition, the first in forty-seven years, marks its paperback debut.
Used availability for John McFetridge's Gambling With Fire
May 2016 : Canada Paperback