Later this week, CTV is airing the first episode of a six-part thriller based on a series of books written by a North Bay man.  The six-part series is called Cardinal and the main character is John Cardinal, a fictional detective created by Giles Blunt.  Blunt first introduced his detective 16 years ago in the book Forty Words of Sorrows which became an award-winning novel.  More John Cardinal stories followed and CTV decided it was time to move the character to the small screen.  Cardinal was shot in North Bay, Sudbury, a remote First Nation in the north and Toronto last winter.  It premiers this Wednesday at 10:00pm.