True Patriots


Political subterfuge, extremist separatist plots, and two strangers racing to stop it all.

A country to kill for …

The career of Claire Marcoux, a young naval officer, threatens to come crashing down after she orders the ship under her command to return fire on a boat that she was supposed to rescue. The quiet life of Daniel Ritter, a new professor in a new town, is turned upside down when the celebrity entrepreneur he was unexpectedly invited to meet is found murdered. Thrown together by chance, Claire and Daniel discover that they are involved in the same fight against an unknown enemy — a foe with a plot that endangers the lives of many … and the very existence of the country they both cherish.


Russell Fralich’s debut novel is a timely thriller, in which two seemingly unrelated plot lines converge in a surprising and explosive
conclusion…Fralich skillfully weaves a tale full of intrigue, action and political subterfuge. Taking its place among the best of Canadian action thrillers, True Patriots is a timely, prophetic reminder about the dangers of division.

Dave Butler, award-winning author of the Jenny Willson mysteries

[The book] is well-written and exciting... easy and enjoyable to read.

Western Standard

About the Author

Russell Fralich

Posted by Dundurn Guest on April 30, 2019
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Russell Fralich

Russell Fralich is a business professor and writer and has worked in the aerospace and telecommunications industries. He received an emerging author award at the Eden Mills Writers’ Festival in 2017. Russell lives in Montreal.