John Boyko’s books include Last Steps to Freedom, Into the Hurricane, Bennett, Blood and Freedom, Sir John’s Echo, Cold Fire, and The Devil’s Trick: How Canada Fought the Vietnam War. Boyko writes op ed columns for newspapers across Canada, is a sought-after public speaker, and is a contributor to the Canadian Encyclopedia. Boyko earned degrees from Trent, Queen’s, and McMaster Universities. He was chair of the Peterborough Social Planning Council, the Lakefield Library Board, and the Lakefield Literary Festival, and is the former Dean of History at Lakefield College. He lives in Lakefield, Ontario.