Sean Slater

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Sean Slater is the pseudonym for Vancouver Police Officer Sean Sommerville. As a police officer, Sommerville works in Canada's poorest slum, the Downtown East Side—an area rife with poverty, mental illness, drug use, prostitution, and gang warfare. He has investigated everything from frauds and extortions to homicides. Sommerville has written numerous columns and editorials for the city newspaper. When not patrolling the “Skids,” Sean is working hard on the next novel in the Jacob Striker series.

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Welcome to The Dark Side, a collection of excerpts from some of Simon & Schuster Canada’s most terrifying, mysterious, and suspenseful novels. From Nick Cutter’s old-school thriller, The Troop, to Kathy Reichs’ internationally bestselling Bones series, these stories will leave you trembling.

The Dark Side ebook includes excerpts from:

Bones of the Lost by Kathy Reichs

The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Do what you love, and never give up.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. Probably either Jesus Christ or Mohammad or Buddha. Though I am not an overly religious person, I would love to talk to all of them. Who wouldn't?

My question would be the same universal question almost every other person would ask:

"Why?"

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. "Like" and "totally" and "I've fallen and I can't get up." Ugh.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Policing. It's always interesting.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. Anyone who stands up for a cause while putting themselves in true jeopardy. Not so much in a country like Canada, where anyone can call themselves an "anarchist" and face no greater repercussion than a loitering ticket. But for someone like the unknown "Tank Man" in Beijing. That man confronted death. People like that are impressive.

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