Peter Oulton is a haunted, wanted, hunted man. Haunted by the memory of a massacre in Bosnia that he witnessed but could not prevent. Haunted by the loss of Abby Sinclair, the love of his life. Wanted by no one but the perpetrator of the massacre, imprisoned on the strength of Peter’s testimony, and bent on revenge. Hunted by a whistle-blowing centre, funded by a mysterious foundation, his most important ally turns out to be the woman they sent to find him. Beneath the Rose takes the reader on Peter’s dark journey to redemption from the killing fields of Bosnia through the murky spy world of Ottawa to a dramatic showdown with al-Qaeda on the snowbound streets of Montreal.
David Charters is Professor of Military History at the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada. He researches, publishes, and teaches courses on terrorism and intelligence. Born and raised in Montreal he received his PhD in War Studies from King’s College, University of London. From 2005 to 2008 Dr. Charters served on Canada’s Advisory Council on National Security, and was president of the Canadian Association for Security and Intelligence Studies from 2008 to 2010. He is married and has two children. He has been actively involved in car racing for more than twenty years, and plays rhythm guitar in a classic rock band. Beneath the Rose is his first novel.