Michael Bryant to publish book about his fatal collision with Darcy Allan Sheppard


Just over two years after Michael Bryant was involved in a fatal collision with bike courier Darcy Allen Sheppard, the former Ontario Attorney General is set to publish a book called 28 Seconds in which he, apparently, tells his "side of the story." To be issued by Viking (via Penguin), Bryant will donate an unspecified portion of the profits of the book to the Pine River Institute.

Penguin's Publishing Director Diane Turbide has this to say about the project in a press release: "Michael Bryant's story is one that is unavoidably sensational," said in a press release announcing the deal. What really attracted me to this book was the unflinching description of one man's descent into a kind of hell. He has been humbled by what happened, but more important, wants to rededicate himself to public service and to overhaul the justice system. And he has never lost sight of the fact that a man died."

Take of that what you will, but Bryant promises he's eager to speak about the incident. "There is an untold story within this tragedy, and I wanted to share that story," he said int he same release. "It's important to pass along lessons learned regarding our justice system. I'm ready to speak to these very personal issues."

Should things go according to plan, the book will be out in a year or so. Do you think you'll buy a copy?


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