“Executor Of Mercy” is an intricate ‘true to life’ novel, written by Edmond J. Alcid, Published by Moose Hide Books in Saul Sainte Marie, Ontario. The adventure takes place in the 1960’s in the wilderness of Northern Ontario. A small bush plane crashes in the bush leaving the Native pilot dying and a 10 year old passenger, to adapt and survive in the wilderness. The story intertwines with both new and seasoned rescuers who must also come to terms with their own mortality and personal challenges. The characters face the devastating madness of rabies, bush fever, mortality, and personal challenges. The cover maybe humble, but this novel is a definite ‘page turner’. The story is well written, has good character development and flows at an enjoyable pace. The author “Edmond J. Alcid”, a long time resident of Northern Ontario, demonstrates his talent for character and plot development, seemingly so relatable that the reader may think that the novel is based on a true story. It would make a fabulous movie. I would highly recommend this book to schools and adults alike.