Kane Conlan worked for many years as a technical writer in the software industry, and as a broadcast journalist. Born in Lethbridge, Alberta, Conlan completed undergraduate studies in Modern Languages at the University of Lethbridge. He continued his studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, where he acquired a keen interest in journalism and political process as well as an appreciation of what Canada offers its citizens. From this background, Conlan evolved a taste for realism in fiction, coupled with a preference for the unexpected, the irreverent and the speculative. Conlan has lived and worked in Winnipeg, Ottawa, and Montreal, and would happily return to any of them. Currently, he resides in Calgary with his wife, Theresa, the four youngest of their seven children, and two rescued stray dogs who seem bent on destroying the back yard.
347 pages, Paperback ISBN: 9780888873859 $19.95 CA
About the Book
An underground group based in Canada's energy capital, Calgary, launches a violent campaign to alter the political landscape of the country. The group's leader, political science professor Josef Brzezinski, is skilled in subversion and sabotage. But Brzezinski faces formidable opponents, who include a premier, a CIA agent, and the heads of state in Canada and the U.S. Each character contributes to the complex web of intrigue that author Kane Conlan weaves and then carefully unravels, impelling the reader toward the surprising conclusion.
But Professor Brzezinski has an uncontrollable flaw...
"The Manipulators" strikes a chord among readers everywhere. It raises uncomfortable questions about the ties between politics and the media, and shines a revealing light on oil-soaked Alberta, exposing the lurking potential for political violence in Canada.