Sid Rafferty is the unwitting protagonist in Downshift, between writing jobs, a rock and a hard place, and the poles of his luck. At this point, he’s willing to take on just about any writing gig. But when a return to his political spin-doctor days collides with what should be a simple promo piece about a new ski resort in British Columbia’s playground, Sid finds himself out of his depth, over his head, in love and at risk of his life.
Matt Hughes has kindly put up the entire first chapter of Downshift on his website. We recommend you seize this opportunity to acquaint yourself with the crusty character of Sid Rafferty, especially in light of the fact late this year he’ll appear again in the sequel Old Growth, which Hughes tells us will be on Five Rivers’ editorial desk at the close of the month.