Winnipeg, March, 1988. In the dark wee hours of the morning, the police, with only vague descriptions of the suspects, are in active pursuit of two perpetrators of a robbery. In that pursuit, Constable Robert Cross confronts a native Indian man who ends up having nothing to do with the robbery, but who Cross shoots dead in the ensuing confrontation. That man is John Joseph Harper - J.J. - who was just in the wrong place at the wrong time as he was walking home from a night out with friends at a bar. The problem for the police is that J.J. is the well respected Chief of the Northern Lakes Reserve and recently named Executive Director of the Aboriginal Tribal Council. However, there are no eyewitnesses to the actual shooting, and thus Cross is able to have his account as the one and only in the public consciousness, which he states includes J.J. grabbing for his gun, which resulted in the shooting for Cross to protect himself. In private, Cross is slowly unraveling mentally about his ...
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