What if murderers and domestic terrorists were honed right inside the walls of a religious sect in Canada, one that was recruiting its members from the vulnerable and rebellious minds of youths, and teaching them that their only path to salvation was to cut themselves off from family, friends and society, and dedicate themselves to a life of forwarding its agenda to “save the world”? When the niece of the Prime Minister of Canada, washes up in St Mary’s River, in Sault Ste. Marie, Keeno McCole and his anti-terrorism team are called in to investigate the death. Keeno finds himself suddenly cast into the role of the bad guy, as the cult leader manipulates the circumstances, forcing the hand of law enforcement to turn on Keeno and his team, and from there, it just gets worse. The One takes the reader on a thrilling suspense-filled ride into the all-too-real world of domestic terrorism, murder and the reality of life inside a mind-bending cult.
“I loved it. I love the author and I love Keeno – the main character in this series, that about sums up my review! In my humble opinion Real Laplaine is actually better than Harlan Coben and/or Nelson Demille.”
“”There is no doubt that Réal Laplaine can create a nail-biting mystery. The more you read The One, the more suspicious you get, and the more desperate you get for a resolution.” Red City Review
“If you are familiar with and enjoyed Louise Penny’s Three Pines mysteries, you’ll love The One.” – Russell Warnberg, author of 2064
“Once you read this fast-paced novel that keeps you on the edge-of-your-seat, you will be addicted to Real LaPlaine’s character, Keeno McCole. Tension and high stakes drama fill the pages of this crime thriller. Two words for everyone. Read it!” William Beck, author of the Bryson McGann and Jess Colton novels