About the Author
While living in Toronto, Renko balanced Treasury bill accounts totaling billions, promoted fetish parties in nightclubs and practiced Zen meditation. After witnessing an abduction that led to murder, a rooming house fire that left 30 homeless, and a gruesome stabbing murder right before his eyes, Renko moved to Tofino, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, where he built a small cabin in a patch of old growth and began surfing and writing hard-boiled fiction. An injury in twenty-foot surf led him to the lower mainland, where he now lives. Char Broiled is his first novel.