His passion for history along with his extensive background in policing has him debuting as a novelist with the first of a trilogy: The 49th Protocol. It's a contemporary mystery with an historic angle, featuring RCMP member Mac (Stewart MacGregor) and his complex, flawed, and fearless team.
The 49th Protocol is Todd’s first book, and the first in a series of three. Todd's second book, The 67th Precipice, publishes summer 2024.
His passion for history along with his extensive background in policing has him debuting as a novelist with the first of a trilogy: The 49th Protocol, a contemporary mystery with an historic angle, featuring RCMP member Mac (Stewart MacGregor) and his complex and fearless team.
The 49th Protocol is Todd's first book.
Stewart MacGregor – or Mac, as most people call him – is sent to work undercover on the RCMP Musical Ride to root out bullying and harassment. He soon finds himself entangled in something much bigger. And much more dangerous.
There aren’t many police procedural novels that deal with the RCMP and the Canadian criminal justice system. There are even fewer that are written with an insider’s knowledge. Todd Gray spent three decades as a member of the RCMP and has first-hand knowledge of the ins and outs of Canada’s biggest crime-fighting organization. In The 49th Protocol, he writes with authority but also with compassion about the issues within RCMP ranks: not only the glory and the glamour but also the dark side, including bullying and harassment, social isolation, PTSD, and police corruption.
The 49th Protocol
By Todd Gray
The 49th Protocol is more than hard-boiled detective fiction, though. It also looks at issues within Canadian society, such as the history of the First Nations people and the legacy of the residential school system, while exploring the possibilities of what could have been in a geopolitical sense.
“If Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code captures you, you'll enjoy this book and have a hard time putting it down.”
—Vickie M. Lanthier, Author, Speaker, CAF Veteran
“Todd skillfully navigates the twists and turns of the plot, keeping the reader eager to uncover what lies ahead. He blends fact and fiction in a vulnerable and real way.”
—William E. Smith, Executive Coach
The 67th Precipice
By Todd Gray
Stewart MacGregor, aka Mac, is at it once again. The airplane-loving, horse-loving, corruption-busting Canadian cop returns in The 67th Precipice. He's tasked with covertly investigating deaths of Inuit in Kugluktuk, at the intersection of the Coppermine River and Coronation Gulf. His journey takes him into isolated northern communities where the RCMP is supposed to be managing and maintaining order in the North. Mac, Jake, Samantha, Anne, Sandy, and François stumble on a conspiracy designed to frighten local Inuit after diamond mining activity uncovers links to the missing Templar knights. Mac and his friends are up against a corrupt detachment commander who is secretly a Mason and working for the diamond mine—and whose loyalties may not be with the RCMP.
PUBLISHING SUMMER 2024
Todd Gray served urban, rural, and remote communities across Canada in his thirty-year career with the RCMP. His postings included a four-year assignment in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, on the famous Musical Ride, and five years as an instructor in the RCMP training academy, where he taught basic firearms and defensive tactics. Other assignments include plain clothes GIS and the Emergency Response Team.
His passion for history along with his extensive background in policing has him
debuting as a novelist with the first of a trilogy: The 49th Protocol, a contemporary mystery with an historic angle, featuring RCMP member Mac (Stewart MacGregor) and his complex and fearless team.
Todd is involved in background acting for local movie productions, a skilled woodworker,
and is in high demand as an animal portraitist. Born into an artistic family, Todd Gray grew up in Calgary, Alberta. He played sports, participated in rodeo, and obtained a university degree in physical education. He spent time in the military before beginning his career with the RCMP.
Todd, his wife, and their two sons share their home with two large dogs in Alberta’s big-sky ranch country.