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Release Date 26 Apr 2018
The bodies of high school and middle school kids are found dead from an overdose of heroin and fentanyl. The drug trade along the I-94 and I-43 corridors and the Milwaukee Metro area is controlled by MS-13, a violent gang originating from El Salvador. Ricardo Fuentes is sent from Chicago to Waukesha to find out who is cutting in on their business, shut it down and teach them a lesson. But he has an ulterior motive: find and kill a fifteen-year-old boy, George Tokay, who had killed his cousin the previous summer.
Detectives Jamie Graff, Pat O’Connor and Paul Eiselmann race to find the source of the drugs, shut down the ring, and find Fuentes before he kills anyone else, especially George or members of his family. The three detectives discover the ring has its roots in a high school among the students and staff.
“Excellent read! I have been awaiting the next book from this author and was not disappointed! I couldn’t stop reading and was caught by several unexpected twists in the plot. A must read!” and “This novel is one of hope. It speaks poignantly to the diverse composition of what we can call family. It also speaks to the complexity of motivations—some dark and some good— that drive those in our world. If nothing else it underscores the adage that appearances are deceiving. A great read.”
Rating : 4 stars.
I normally avoid books where children are the victims but I thought I would be OK with this one but I admit I struggled at times with some of the subject matter.
Middle and high school children are dying from overdosing on heroin and fentanyl. This sounds like the beginning of a normal good guy/ bad guy crime thriller but it is a whole lot more intricate than that!
At times I found it hard to follow this story because it is extremely involved and a bit confusing. I found that frustrating but persevered and did enjoy the book on the whole. The story was very well imagined but for me lacked a slight bit in the execution because there was just so much information conveyed. Overall though a good book that has a great storyline.
I was given a copyof this book by the Publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review