Back in the ITAC, Quadra thinks he has both sides of the equation covered: One of his people thinks Stevenson is just so awesome that any place where he is seen must be the NPA's main effort (and therefore they can ignore all that other stuff happening at the other end of the country). The … Continue reading 30-Quick! Back to the ITAC!
We jump now from the ITAC, to Stevenson's headquarters in Winnipeg. It’s possible that we, the readers, still haven’t figured out what the western units of the NPA are planning, so just to be on the safe side Bland has his man Col Sam ‘Steele’ Stevenson spend the next two pages explaining it all over … Continue reading 29-Open Road
So we segue now from Alex Gabriel’s musings about Winnipeg and Louis Riel to, naturally, a scene at the Integrated Threat Assessment Centre (ITAC)! Uh…okay… So if you’ve never heard of them, the ITAC is a real life entity made up of representatives from multiple police and intelligence services that can be brought together to … Continue reading 28-And now…the ITAC!
It’s about time we wrapped up the Winnipeg Map Recce. Alex Gabriel feels he’s ready to return to Stevenson’s HQ, and finally meet his subordinates. He’ll tell them exactly how they’re going to take and hold down town Winnipeg against all comers, and they will no doubt feel privileged to hear it, since he spent … Continue reading 27-Winnipeg Map Recce (3): Morale & Motivation!
***This post gets into some detail about fighting a war in a Canadian City, which raises certain ethical questions and issues. My post discussing these issues can be found here.*** So like the title says, this post is going to look at the terrain aspects of Alex Gabriel’s Winnipeg battle plan. To this end we’re … Continue reading 26-Winnipeg Map Recce(2)-Terrain!
As has been the case before, this post is going to hop back and forth in relation to the chronological order of the novel. This is something that Bland seems to do as well, since Alex Gabriel hops around from one location to another another without a lot of consistency. To counter this, I’ll be … Continue reading 25-Winnipeg Map Recce(1) – Manpower!
For those of you keeping track, we’re just reaching the first hundred pages of the novel and we’ve already had the following: A briefing at the SIR room, another one at the Akwesasne Complex, another one with the CDS and the Defence Minister, then now another one at Stevenson’s Winnipeg headquarters. And that’s not counting … Continue reading 24-Okay I have questions…