From the Back Cover
Police dubbed Michael Syrnyk "The Yuletide Bandit" following a series of dramatic, daylight Christmastime robberies in 1998, 1999 and 2000 that left citizens fearing for their safety and police searching for an apparent psychopath. One of Syrnyk’s most notorious shoot—outs occurred during a December 2000 robbery outside Polo Park Shopping Centre, Winnipeg’s busiest mall. Dozens of Christmas shoppers — including senior citizens — dove for cover as bullets flew and glass shattered. Yuletide is a true crime thriller that chronicles Syrnyk’s crime spree across western Canada to his eventual capture in a brothel in Winnipeg’s red light district.
About the Author
Mike McIntyre is the justice reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press and is the host of the weekly national radio talk show "Crime and Punishment" on the Corus Entertainment Network. His first book, Nowhere to Run: The Killing of Constable Dennis Strongquill, was a Canadian besteller and was a finalist for the 2004 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non—Fiction. He lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba with his wife and two children.