By Don Nelson
What KIRKUS MEDIA overview Critics need to say approximately this novel: "...action-packed..." "...exciting, satisfying..." "Hits all of the objectives for lovers of police drama."
KIRKUS MEDIA stories HIGHLIGHTED, "EPIDEMIC OF selection - A DEA tale" of their may well 15, 2014 factor OF KIRKUS studies journal. OF THE 1300 BOOKS REVIEWED by means of KIRKUS up to now IN 2014, THIS NOVEL used to be one of the best TWELVE RATED because the so much CINEMATIC.
Our state is presently affected by a virus of heroin habit. it's a crisis...one that has awarded our state with yet one more warfare. The warfare on medicines. For the main half, this struggle is being fought quietly and secretly, simply because DEA brokers frequently need to seize the drug purchasers within the act. to take action calls for the brokers to paintings within the shadows. whilst arrests are made and medication are seized, generally the entire traditional citizen sees are a number of headlines and a cursory information article that may take mins to learn, whereas the remainder of the story...the actual tale isn't made identified to humans outdoors of the courtrooms. And at the back of that actual tale will probably be months, or perhaps years of painstaking paintings, sacrifice, and existence threatening situations.
This novel relates a few of these tales via a riveting set of situations most folk might locate surprising, but additionally very wonderful. whereas the radical is fiction, the events during which the characters locate themselves are rather actual. This web page turner provides its readers with a spellbinding event, packed with remarkable twists and turns, and nerve jangling motion. It brings to lifestyles, in brilliant technicolor, a number of attention-grabbing characters, made the entire extra colourful by way of their life like discussion and fascinating predicaments.
The major personality within the novel, veteran DEA certain Agent Jake Shaunessey, is charged with the tricky activity of taking down a shadowy heroin ring, that's smuggling the drug from Colombia to the USA, and finally to Minnesota. Kingpins and their minions have secretly verified their networks, and the full kingdom is flooded with heroin. With the violent crime expense sky rocketing, and the ERs and morgues filled with heroin fanatics, the pressures on Jake and his staff are intense.
Having little to move on first and foremost, the stumbling blocks confronting his research are as huge, immense as they're harmful. And the stakes are excessive. Jake is familiar with if the heroin association isn't really neutralized, the Land-of-10,000-Lakes, as Minnesota is termed, turns into a murky cesspool, choked with tragic headlines and useless bodies.
As Jake and his workforce fight to advance assets, leads, and facts, their efforts are more and more hampered through a few brokers inside their very own workplace who're working with agendas in their personal. to solve one problem, Jake needs to first confront the opposite. Jake speedy learns he has his fingers complete, and infrequently additionally they appear to be tied. however the stakes are excessive, and so is his resolve.
The result's a narrative supercharged with motion and suspense.
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