FP 6,000(CDN) The 2nd book in Richards final trilogy, following PRINCIPLES TO LIVE BY. Mary Cyr opens in Mexico, just as a disaster strikes a small town: a coal-mine has collapsed, with six men trapped inside. Less than 48 hours later, the authorities summarily decide to abandon all hope of finding survivors and seal up the mine entrance - willfully oblivious to the half-dozen souls still breathing below ground. Shortly after that, a 13-year-old Mexican boy, Vincent, is discovered dead in the hotel room of a Canadian visitor - a 45-year-old woman, and heiress to a vast fortune, who goes by the name Mary Cyr. Thus begins this shocking, brilliant and compelling novel.