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 come to realize that the ring has its roots in a high school among the students and staff.
This is a really different story and it was not really what I was expecting, I had read the blurb but wanted to read the book with an open mind and let the author’s words really explain to me what the book was all about.
I thought that the author did an excellent job with the story and the flow was great. I can tell you now that due to the content in the book, this won’t be one for everyone and at times I did find it a bit gruesome but I thought that the story was well planned out and very well written and in my view the bits that were tougher to read were in keeping with the story.
The characters in the book were well developed and their interaction was spot on for the book and it really helped keep me engaged right to the end of the story.
The book isn’t an easy read in places as I have said above but it is still four stars from me for this one – I really enjoyed it the concept and execution of the story.
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CKF7696
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Joseph Lewis has written five books: Caught in a Web; Taking Lives; Stolen Lives; Shattered Lives, and Splintered Lives. His sixth, Spiral into Darkness, debuts January 17, 2019 from Black Rose Writing. Lewis has been in education for 42 years and counting as a teacher, coach, counselor and administrator. He is currently a high school principal and resides in Virginia with his wife, Kim, along with his daughters, Hannah and Emily. His son, Wil, is deceased.
Lewis uses his psychology and counseling background to craft his characters which helps to bring them to life. His books are topical and fresh and appeal to anyone who enjoys crime thriller fiction with grit and realism and a touch of young adult thrown in.
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