A new compelling story of crime, addictions, love and redemption, played out in the shadows of a post-industrial steel town. Known as a Canadian Elmore Leonard, Dawson is perhaps a little kinder and gentler but no less real.
The Hamilton Spectator: January 31, 2009
"a work of fiction that's as close to reality as it gets"
"Compelling characters find their way through a storyline bursting with crime, murder, addiction, tough love and tenuous redemption. Yet it doesn't feel crowded. You may not root for the characters but I'm betting you'll end up pulling for them."
"Slide in all Direction is a powerful read ... with a climax that really does blur the line between fiction and true crime." The Hamilton Spectator March 7, 2009
"A little Elmore Leonard, a little Seinfeld" - amazon
His earlier works have been translated into 7 languages.