Ron Corbett is an author, journalist, and broadcaster living in Ottawa. The past recipient, and nominee, of Canada's National Newspaper Award, Ron has written a regular column for the Ottawa Sun, off and on, for more than 20 years. With his unique narrative style -- and an eye for the story, or person, which others have missed - his City Life column has become a popular Monday read in the Sun. As well as his newspaper and magazine work, Ron has written five books, including Canadian bestseller The Last Guide and One Last River Run, which began as a summer series in the Ottawa Sun. His latest book is A Grand Adventure: America's First Transcontinental Truck Run, which tells the story of George MacLean, an Ottawa-area man who piloted the first truck to drive across North America. Married to award-wining photojournalist Julie Oliver, Corbett has four children and lives within "a very short portage" of the Rideau River.


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Ragged Lake
Ragged Lake

ECW Press, 2017

While working one afternoon on the Northern Divide, a young tree-marker makes a grisly discovery: in a squatter’s cabin near an old mill town, a family has been murdered.

An army vet coming off a successful turn leading a task force that took down infamous biker criminals, Detective Frank Yakabuski arrives in Ragged Lake, a nearly abandoned village, to solve the family’s murder. But no one is willing to talk. With a winter storm coming, Yakabuski sequesters the locals in a fishing lodge as he investigates the area with his two junior officers. Before long, he is fighting not only to solve the crime but also to stay alive and protect the few innocents left living in the desolate woods.

A richly atmospheric mystery with sweeping backdrops, explosive action, and memorable villains, Ragged Lake will keep you guessing ― about the violent crime, the nature of family, and secret deeds done long ago on abandoned frontiers.