Once a blue-collar town, Peacefield is now a place in transition. Luxury town-homes and upscale boutiques have replaced factories and corner stores. One night, the otherwise bucolic town explodes with gunfire. A hostage crisis ensues, and the local police department is caught flat-footed. Officers Grant Ambler and Arnold Strauss are both new to the department, and both carrying the weight of their own personal problems as they walk, unaware, into the mayhem. In a single evening, Peacefield is transformed from a quiet, anonymous place into a violent and unpredictable nightmare, where lives are shattered, faith is renewed and long-concealed mysteries are solved.
Philip David Alexander is the author of The Next Rainy Day, nominated for a ReLit Award and optioned for feature film, and North of Here, also optioned for screenplay development. In addition, he has written the crime novel Peacefield, which like Skyward bends the crime/police procedural genre. He lives in Burlington, Ontario.