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Announcing my latest true crime book project...

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The following was sent out by Great Plains publications today.*****whitmore052207.jpg Media ReleaseFebruary 20, 2008FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWINNIPEG - Mike McIntyre, award-winning crime journalist and best-selling author is hard at work on his latest book Devil Among Us: How Canada Failed To Stop Pedophile Peter Whitmore.The Whitmore story has captured the country’s attention since the notorious sex offender shocked the nation with a sadistic con job in 2006 that saw him kidnap two young Prairie boys from their unsuspecting families. The case sparked a desperate manhunt and a flood of anger as citizens were left wondering why such a dangerous predator wasn't locked upMcIntyre has followed the case closely since it first made headlines across the country and won a Beyond Borders national media award for his coverage.In Devil Among Us, he will take readers inside Whitmore's crimes, into the lives of his many victims and reveal how a lax legal system ignored repeated warning signs that another violent attack was imminent.McIntyre will also explore the controversial public and political fall-out from Whitmore's case - claims of mental illness, the merits of chemical castration and other treatment, dangerous offender designations, grooming of victims, plea-bargaining and Ottawa's push for tougher sex offender legislation.McIntyre's latest true crime tale represents an alarming wake-up call to justice officials and a chilling reminder to Canadians about the devils who live among us.McIntyre's previous books - Nowhere To Run: The Killing of Const. Dennis Strongquill (2003), The Yuletide Bandit: A Seven-Year Search For A Serial Criminal (2004), and To The Grave: Inside A Spectacular RCMP Sting (2006) have spent time on Canada’s bestsellers lists and have won praise from critics across the country.Devil Among Us will be published by Great Plains Publications this fall.For more information or to arrange an interview with the author please contact:Catharina de BakkerAssistant to the PublisherGreat Plains PublicationsOffice (204) 475-6799Fax (204) 475-0138Email info@greatplains.mb.caWeb www.greatplains.mb.ca

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About Mike McIntyre

Journalist, national radio show host, author, pundit and cruise director ... Mike McIntyre loves to keep busy.

Mike is the justice reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press, where he has worked since 1997. He produces and hosts the weekly talk radio show Crime and Punishment, which runs on the Corus Radio Network in several Canadian cities.

Born and bred in Winnipeg, Mike graduated from River East Collegiate and completed his journalism studies in the Creative Communications program at Red River College.

He and his wife, Chassity, have two children.

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