Tourists by Steve Wheeler
Approx. 55,010 words.
Published on January 25, 2009.
Tourists is a satire describing the situation created when the CIA wants to build a secret air strip in the bush north of Ottawa. A lobbyist is recruited to get the deal done. The plan is threatened by publicity generated by the Taylor brothers whose land is to be expropriated.
The situation is complicated by clandestine meetings held in a van driven on the Rideau Canal during Winterlude.