Hal Sisson, who has devoted much of his life to making people laugh, brings us another comedic gem in Potshots, a rollicking prequel to his popular Figgwiggin and Fowler trilogy. At an idyllic Gulf Islands guest farm, Phil Figgwiggin, QC meets his cheerful match in Mike Fowler, a rough and ever-ready jack of all trades. When two of Figgwiggin's clients find themselves facing jail time, Phil enlists Mike's help in extricating them from the clutches of the cops. Call girl Thistle Fielgud is wanted by the local constabulary because of a dead john in a hotel room, and the RCMP has marijuana grow-operator Neale Downe in its crosshairs after bandits stage a daylight drug heist. As the cases head to court, Phil welcomes the opportunity to challenge Canadian legislation on pot and prostitution. Figgwiggin, a passionate defender of the downtrodden, harnesses his trademark cheeky wit as he navigates among the slippery dictums of the law and deftly sidesteps the importuning of his neighbours. A martial artist, an itinerant preacher who raises chickens on the roof of his condo, and a writer of ribald verse join a host of unforgettable minor characters in a wild ride through the oddities of beautiful British Columbia. Fans won't want to miss this chance to complete their Figgwiggin and Fowler collection. Sisson's vast store of jokes, his affectionately portrayed, eccentric characters, and his well-placed salvos against authority will delight the reader long after the last page of Potshots is turned.