Balaclava

By M. G. Field

PEI-based author, M. G. Field, is releasing Balaclava, his second mystery/thriller. The book will soon be available on Amazon and at local book stores.

Dan Middleton is forced off a quiet road in Southwest Florida and confronted by a blackmailer wearing a balaclava. Two years earlier, Dan had been charged with his wife’s murder in Massachusetts. Even though the charges were dropped, he found himself living under a black cloud of suspicion. Moreover, his in-laws threatened to sue him for wrongful death, compelling him to give them custody of his young daughter.

A former college hockey star who descended into opioid addiction after a painful injury, Dan has taken on the identity of J. R. Kincaid and forged a new life on the Gulf Coast with the beautiful and mysterious Kateryna. Now he has been found out: the blackmailer demands $25,000 on the threat of revealing his true identity to the police and his girlfriend. He is loathe to pony up the money, but how can he risk losing Kateryna—who will surely feel betrayed and doubt his innocence? 

With a background as a penitentiary counsellor, Field uses his understanding of addictive and criminal behaviour to add depth to his characters. Dan’s motivations, emotions, and actions are nuanced and realistic, making him a sympathetic, relatable character, even in the midst of his troubling situation.

In a combined launch, the novel and Field’s recent EP, Look Ahead, will be released at The Gallery Coffee House & Bistro, a licensed facility in Charlottetown, on September 22 from 5–8 pm. This free event will feature live music by Gordon Belsher, Courtney Hogan-Chandler and M. G. Field, as well as a reading and book signing. Copies of Field’s books and CDs will be available for purchase.