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The Rose: Action-Packed Debut Novel Will Enthrall Fans of Dan Brown


Brantford, ON -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/03/2014 -- Set in Southern Ontario, this modern-day crime novel by Robert J. Henry starts with a bang – literally.

After a brief and atmospheric prologue, a man is shot in cold blood – and suddenly, the action begins. In ‘The Rose: An Owen Henderson Novel’, readers are introduced to the titular top-notch detective: a man recovering from the tragic loss of his wife and returning from almost a year away from the job. Two crime bosses have been murdered, and Owen is teamed up with his long-time friend and boss, Tyson Richards to solve the grisly killings.

Traveling across the province, the two are stunned when yet another murder is committed. It seems as if the case has gone sour… until they get a break. It seems that the motive behind the crimes is a 300-year-old book that has ties to the Vatican and a mysterious group of Priests…

With not a second to lose, Henderson and Richards must find out the truth, before the trail of blood continues and their own lives are put on the line.


Set in modern day southern Ontario, a police detective, Owen Henderson, who has been on leave due to the tragic murder of his wife, returns to work to help solve a double murder that took out the two highest members of the largest Canadian crime family.

The motive they find for the murders dates back almost 300 years and looks like it points to the Vatican…

Despite the polished nature of his writing, this is Robert J. Henry’s debut novel and he’s not content to rest on his laurels. In fact, the author is already hard at work on his next book.

“The great thing about a character like Detective Henderson is that they have so many stories to tell,” says Henry. “It helps to write from the perspective of a community I know – Southwestern Ontario is a lot grittier and mysterious than people might guess, and I think readers will find exploring it very interesting. I definitely believe Henderson has a few more mysteries in him yet… stay tuned…”

‘The Rose: an Owen Henderson Novel’ is available now: http://amzn.to/1iWB0D2

About Rob Henry
Rob Henry was born and raised in Southwestern Ontario. He studied photography at college and makes his career as a professional driver – affording plenty of travel opportunities. He still resides in Southern Ontario with his two children.