Mysterious Chilcotin’s raw beauty explored in Noah’s Raven by retired lawyer Bruce Fraser

Gripping new political thriller pits Trump-like billionaire presidential hopeful against Chilcotin elder and novice reporter

Noah’s Raven, a political thriller by retired Vancouver criminal lawyer Bruce Fraser, imagines the intersection of the American electoral process with First Nations’ land rights. This new novel explores the mysteries of the vast canvas of the rugged Chilcotin region of BC.
Noah’s Raven chronicles the rise of Trump-like billionaire presidential hopeful Billy Joe Northrop and good ol’ boy political strategist Bull O’Connor, who plan to take the White House by storm through deceit and backroom deals. Dating Northrop’s daughter Harriet, Atlanta reporter Fred Scully stumbles upon the story of a lifetime — one that he may not live to tell. On the run, Scully finds himself drawn to the Chilcotin and First Nations elder Noah Hanlon, who may hold the key to the future of two nations.

Hanlon’s attempts to preserve his ancient ancestral homeland are challenged by the outside interests personified in Northrop and O’Connor. These opportunistic Americans threaten to conquer the pristine wilderness of the Chilcotin with a development that will irrevocably scar the land. The region may change forever — as will history — if Hanlon can’t overcome personal tragedy to fight for the land he loves.

Author Bruce Fraser, who just turned eighty in August, won silver in the 2010 eLit Book Awards and has won awards for his short stories. The Founding President of Access Pro Bono, Fraser practiced as a trial lawyer in the Interior of British Columbia and Vancouver through his 45-year career, representing First Nations peoples in Aboriginal Rights cases, as well as civil and criminal proceedings. He currently maintains a residence at Lac La Hache.

Noah’s Raven is Fraser’s third novel set in the Chilcotin. The recent damage to the region from wildfires spurred the donation of 10% of profits and author royalties from the book to wildlife recovery and preparedness programs.

“I enjoyed this fast and moving account.”
— Sage Birchwater, Author of Chiwid and Williams Lake: Gateway to the Cariboo Chilcotin

ISBN: 978-988915-00-5 (AVAIL. NOW); E-BOOK ISBN: 978-988915-01-2 (OCT. 19TH); 292 PP.; $21.95

For additional information, contact publicist David J. Litvak at 604.813.3903 or davidjlitvak@gmail.com

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