An informant goes missing after disclosing to DS Martin Draker, of the Northwest’s Regional Organised Crime unit, that a corrupt police official is importing heroin from India.
Field analyst Cath, is investigating an upsurge in deaths caused by a new drug with similar effects to cocaine.
A body, believed to be that of the missing informant, is discovered in a burned-out car, along with a note threatening further deaths if the police don’t back off.
Cath launches a TV appeal warning of the dangers of Sky White. The gangster, Dan Manning, is incensed; she could kill the new drug’s market before it gets going.
Before Manning has a chance to stop her, the police must catch him before the body count rises.
Drugs have always been present in our society, unfortunately. They reel young people in and ruin a lot of lives. Not only those of the users, but also those of family and friends who see their loved ones getting dragged in deeper and deeper. Some can climb out of that hell. Others, sadly enough, are doomed. ☹
How can this be stopped? The police does their utter best to pick up dealers, but often it are only small fishes they are able to catch. The big ones are somewhere safe, far from the action, counting their money.
Will we ever be able to have a clean world? I am afraid not. As long as there is a demand, there will be people willing to sell and invent kinds that are maybe even more addictive and thus attracting more buyers.
I hope, from the bottom of my heart, that parents, teachers, … can prevent youngsters from falling in to the dealers’ traps.
Field analyst Cath is the first to realise something is wrong when more deaths among the drug addicts are registered. A bad batch? That is her first thought, but it seems like a new drug is the core ingredient of this book.
Detective Draker and his partner have a lot on their plate. A missing informant, a drugs smuggling police official, a murder case. And on top of this ‘Sky White’ is become a big problem. Draker can use all the help he can get to solve all these cases.
As the net is closing around the baddies, they are getting desperate. And desperate times call for desperate measures…
A very enjoyable book with some interesting twists along the way. 4 stars
About the author
The author is a retired detective inspector who had been in charge of a covert unit, which received national acclaim for its successes in engaging those who openly sold Class A drugs.
Prior to this, he’d been in charge of the C.I.D. at Preston, having first led a dedicated informant unit.
He also worked on murders, drugs squads, and the regional and national crime squads, often in covert roles across the UK, Europe, and the Far East, receiving several commendations.
A member of the Crime Writers’ Association he now writes crime thrillers in novel and script and uses his previous professional experiences to add gritty realism.
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