Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Gray Ghost While on a fly fishing vacation to Andros Island in the Bahamas, narcotics detectives Dix and Petersen discover their fishing guides were killed when a sudden blast of gunfire fractured their speedboat, Gray Ghost. Local gossip has it that Gray Ghost went to the ocean floor with a hundred million dollars' worth of cocaine in the hull. Dix and Petersen, against their better judgment, are drawn into helping their island friends even though it could cost them their careers. Leads are chased down in the Bahamas and Miami. The two detectives identify a diabolical plot of a sinister man known only as "The Caller." Gray Ghost was developed from headline news and blended with real life cases I've investigated over my career in law enforcement as a narcotics and homicide detective. Although this is fiction, there is much truth to the story. I researched the area the story takes place in and visited the location. I interviewed law enforcement members from the various agencies to ensure my work is valid. C. L. Swinney is a narcotics investigator currently residing in the San Francisco Bay Area. I have investigated hundreds of narcotics, homicide, gang, and Mexico cartel cases along the west coast of the United States, Mexico, Canada, London, and China. I have been invited to speak at law enforcement conferences throughout the United States, and I'm recognized as an expert in narcotics, wiretaps, and cell phone forensics. I recently became a contributor to Policeone.com, the nation's premier law enforcement website. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: Book 1 in the Bill Dix Detective Series, Gray Ghost.
While on a fly fishing vacation to Andros Island, Bahamas, Miami Dade Police Department narcotics detectives Bill Dix and Steve Petersen discover their fishing guides were killed days before their arrival as a sudden blast of gunfire fractures the engines of their speedboat, Gray Ghost. Local gossip has it she went to the ocean floor with a hundred million dollars worth of cocaine in the hull.
Against their better judgment, the vacationing detectives are drawn into helping their island friends and end up smack dead in the middle of a complex and dangerous investigation...in another country. Dix uses the opportunity to teach Petersen how to run delicate operations, but Petersen's recent divorce has him uninterested and grumpy making a challenging situation even worse.
Leads in Miami and the Bahamas help the detectives sniff out a diabolical plot of a man known only as the 'Caller'...he continues to be steps ahead of the stumbling detectives and enjoying every minute of it. One constant question bothers Dix, who can be trusted? Several chance encounters between Dix and the Caller makes the hair on the back of your neck stand straight up. Does Dix figure it out before it's too late or does the Caller slip away again as the red-tape and multiple participating agencies botch up the investigation? **Book two in the Bill Dix series, Collectors, is available for pre-orders now and will be released on August 19, 2014.
Gray Ghost was an arduous journey. It started almost fifteen years ago when I was working at a fly fishing store in the San Francisco Bay Area. I sold enough trips to a resort lodge in Andros, Bahamas, and was allowed to accompany the fishermen to the exotic island.
While flying into the tiny airstrip I noticed a few downed planes and my interest was piqued. I began talking to locals about the planes and quickly learned most (okay, all) were related to narcotic smuggling. I talked to locals, the police, the lodge owner, fishing guides, and anyone I could to learn about the drug trafficking. The stories were compelling to say the least, but I did not put pen to paper at that time.
Fast forward eight years later. I was pushing a patrol car trying to make narcotic arrests so I could get promoted to the narcotic task force. It worked, and I instantly got hooked into the seedy underworld of narcotics. My memories from the trip years prior to the Bahamas, and my experiences working in narcotics in an undercover capacity were used to write the first draft of Gray Ghost.
Based on my crazy work schedule, I was only able to write during the wee hours of the morning so it took about three years to get it done. I also interviewed members of the Coast Guard, Miami-Dade PD, California Department of Motor Vehicles, and other key folks that were blended into my story.
Gray Ghost was edited and re-written three more times before seeing print. It was a very challenging time for me, but, I was determined to make my dream come true. I've learned a ton about the business, and I strive to write better each day. The title means several things, but I'll let you read the book to figure out what they are.
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