Who: Calgary author Steven Owad
What: A mystery set in the aftermath of the fall of communism
When: Thursday, 6 September 2012 at 7:00pm
Warsaw, 1992. What happens when the regime you have been fighting your whole life is suddenly gone – replaced by something possibly worse? Anything goes in the newly free Poland, and the victims of crime and corruption are legion.
For ex-democracy crusader Julian Krol, the free-market jungle is as cruel as the worst days of the past. And he has to confront its darkest elements if he wants to find out who killed his sister.
Hard Currency was inspired by Steven Owad’s experiences as editor of an English-language newspaper in Warsaw, Poland after the fall of communism. Steven now lives in Calgary, Alberta with his wife, Aleksandra, and his daughter, Sara. His previous crime novels include Bodycheck and Brother’s Keeper. He can be found on the internet at http://www.stevenowad.com.