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    • 132 pages
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  • Keywords
    • Crime,
    • Killer,
    • Murder,
    • Drugs,
    • Toronto,
    • Overdose,
    • The Legion

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The Opiate Murders 2
The River Man of Dundas Street
by Justin Sand

Some might describe the secretive organization known as the Legion as cold-blooded killers. Others might label them as a group with the courage to do what politicians, civil servants, and the general public have been too weak to do: end the drug and homelessness problems plaguing large cities. For years, the organization has been operating in the shadows and “taking” drug addicts and the homeless off the street, but when COVID and the associated lockdowns hit Toronto and the city’s most vulnerable populations are ignored, they realize it is the perfect time to ramp up their operations. As a wave of opiate overdose deaths washes over the city, apparently caused by a Narcan-resistant new mixture of street drugs, two women begin to put the pieces together. Coroner Amy Winter and Mikah, a young harm-reduction worker at a safe injection site, each find themselves drawn into a dangerous battle against time to prevent what may well be the final solution to removing drug addicts from the city’s streets. The River Man of Dundas Street is the exciting second book in the Opiate Murders saga. It both entertains and thrills while exploring deeper questions, such as: What is the price of a city’s indifference and who are the real monsters created by it?

Justin Sand is both an author and a specialized youth worker in the mental health and addictions field. He lives and works in Victoria, B.C. and holds degrees in Philosophy and Sociology from the University of Victoria. In addition to The Opiate Murders, the first book in this series, he has also published The Enhancer and The Long Way Home. Justin explains he wrote this story to “tell the other story that went on during the pandemic. The one that nobody saw because they were too afraid and distracted to see it.”


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