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May 17, 2016 | ISBN 9780735233416

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“One of the great ‘insider’ fictions of the professional hockey world. Funny and full of dirty fights both on and off the ice, it delivers an astringent look into big league machinations and the human costs of playing the game.” —Andrew Pyper, author of The Guardians and The Damned 

“Gare Joyce writes with guts and gusto. . . . Cunning, funny, and powerful.” —Robert Rotenberg, author of The Guilty Plea and Stranglehold

“G.B. Joyce is Gare Joyce, one of Canada’s finest sportswriters, an award-winner who knows how to tell a tale, which makes The Code simply terrific. . . . Joyce takes us on a brief, witty and devilishly clever trip. . . . The writing and characters are so very, very good. There’s plenty of behind-the-lines chat to amuse the hockey fans, but even if, like me, you have never watched a puck, you will find Brad Shade and The Code good to the final paragraph. ” —The Globe and Mail

“A great read for anyone who loves hockey.” —The Gazette (Montreal)

“Hockey’s inherently gothic and operatic qualities make an ideal backdrop for murder, and Joyce . . . exploits them with verve. . . . Here’s hoping [Brad Shade’s] next shift is as entertaining as his first.” —Maclean’s

“Buy the book.” —NOW Magazine

“A lively crime novel.” —Ottawa Citizen

“The evocation of hockey’s atmosphere has never been so expertly done in fiction.” —Toronto Star

“I enjoyed the book very much and recommend it highly.” —Brian Burke, former president and general manager, Toronto Maple Leafs

“One of this continent’s master craftsmen of sporting prose. . . as fine a writer as can be found in any field.” —Sports Illustrated

“This thriller has enough juice to satisfy those who’ve never been to a rink.” —Library Journal

“[Joyce’s] knowledgeable, engagingly cynical perspective on hockey should prove compelling even for those readers with no interest in the sport.” —Publishers Weekly

“Part CSI, part L.A. Law, part Hockey Night in Canada—Gare Joyce deserves a championship ring for his uncanny portrayal of Brad Shade, the earthy, educated hockey scout sleuth. This is sports writing, crime writing, and just plain writing as good as it gets.” —Roy MacGregor, author of Wayne Gretzky’s Ghost

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