Sabotage: Fire on Parliament Hill 1916 @ HMCS Bytown Inc., Ottawa [21 June]

Sabotage: Fire on Parliament Hill 1916

18:00 - 21:00

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HMCS Bytown Inc.
78 Lisgar St., Ottawa, Ontario K2P 0C1
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«Fire on the Hill 1916»

Fire on the Hill by Frank Rockland is a fascinating look at the political and social side of life in Ottawa during the early years of WWI. In it, we meet Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Sir Robert Borden, uncover the intrigue of a possible German spy operation in Ontario, and even discover how a fire started in the reading room of the Centre Block.

What really happened on the night of February 3, 1916, when a fire destroyed the Centre Block of the Canadian Parliament buildings? Inspector Andrew MacNutt of the Dominion Police's Secret Service, his wife Katherine, and Count Jaggi know, since they were there in the Reading Room when the fire started. Ever since the war began, Inspector MacNutt has been struggling to secure Canada's borders against acts of sabotage organized by German military attaches based in New York City. The good news is that the Americans have finally ordered them back to Germany. The bad news is that Berlin has sent one of their best operatives, Count Jaggi, to replace them. Using his cover as a Belgian Relief representative, Count Jaggi visits Ottawa, where he meets and is attracted to Katherine, who is helping him organize a local fundraiser. Unaware that Inspector MacNutt has intercepted his secret messages and is hot on his trail, Count Jaggi takes a final trip to Ottawa to see Katherine, with tragic consequences.....

Mr. Frank Rockland, pen name for this Ottawa writer who retired after 27 years of service with the federal government, will give a spirited talk with pictures on the “Fire on Parliament Hill 1916”. Before retiring, Frank worked on several fronts including Search Engine Optimization, Web Usability, Web Analytics and Data Mining projects. During his early years, when he attended Carleton University, he spent a summer as a Parliament Hill tour guide where he got the idea to write the historical suspense novel “Fire on the Hill”. In August 2015, Frank released “Forging the Weapon”, the first in the series of historical novels about the Canadian Expeditionary Force during WW1. The second book in the series, “Hammering the Blade”, is expected to be released sometime this «Canada 150» year.

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