New Book Explores Canadian History While Delivering Engaging Adventure Story

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Author Tony Vandermaas releases second novel, “In the Name of Honour”.

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When Tony Vandermaas was contemplating the subject of his second novel, “In the Name of Honour” (published by iUniverse), inspiration came by way of a bicentennial.

“I have always had a fascination with Canadian history in general and with the War of 1812 in particular,” explains Vandermaas. “With the bicentennial of that war being commemorated I decided I would continue with this subject.”

Vandermaas brings his signature attention to detail and compelling character development to this intriguing story of how one man is reluctantly dragged into the War of 1812. Vandermaas explains:

Life has almost reached a semblance of normalcy for Jeremy van Hijser since his forays into the war during the summer. He is quite content to return to the simple life of hunting and trapping even though there are yet some lingering bad feelings from those he fought. But that is about to change once more.

An American cousin that Jeremy does not know he has appears at on Jeremy’s doorstep. After fighting against the British raid on Black Rock, his mother has sent him to find his long lost relative in the hope that Jeremy might help him find a normal life, but both their lives are too complicated to be normal and they find themselves involved in a search for a mystery cache.

Set nearly entirely in Canada, “In the Name of Honour” provides an intimate view of the Canadian landscape and culture.

Aficionados of both history and adventure are sure to find much to enjoy in this well-paced adventure novel.

About the Author
Tony Vandermaas is a former city councillor and part-time political columnist for local weekly newspapers. A retired steelworker and Thorold’s Official Town Crier, he studies history as a hobby where he lives with his wife in Thorold, Ontario. For more information, visit

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