Fans of Michael Connelly will like The Boss of Hampton Beach (The Dan Marlowe Crime Series Book 1) by Jed Power. Cocaine cost Dan Marlowe everything, now it just might give it all back. If he can avoid the crooked D.E.A. agent, drug lords, mob...
Cocaine. Dan Marlowe is doing his damnedest to stay away from the stuff. It’s already cost him his family and his business, The High Tide Restaurant & Saloon. Now a bartender at the Tide, Dan’s life is slowly stabilizing. That is until a boat with two dead bodies on board is found wrecked on the jetty at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire. The hunt for its missing cargo, 200 pounds of cocaine, is on. Dan is forced into the search and realizes that the drug that stole everything short of his life might be the one thing that can give it all back.
He’s not the only one seeking the fortune in white powder. Others, on both sides of the law, are after it too, including a Boston mob boss and his right-hand man; a New Hampshire seacoast drug dealer/informer, his smokin’ hot girlfriend, and his dim-witted muscle; a crooked D.E.A. agent and his junkie sidekick; two New Hampshire State policemen; and an Irish handyman. It’s a violent, back-stabbing race to the end of the rainbow.
May the best man win.
“I loved the book. I’m an avid reader of Michael Connelly, James Lee Burke, Elmore Leonard, Ian Rankin and many other crime novelists. This book was as good as any of those writers in my opinion. I’m looking forward to reading Jed’s other books. ” – Amazon Reviewer
“I was never really interested in crime novels until I read The Boss of Hampton Beach. I have vacationed on Hampton beach since I was a child and found it intriguing to read about places that were familiar. The story was well written and captivating. I found the characters and their individual roles entertaining, even their Boston accents made me chuckle!! It was the type of book that you can’t put down and want to keep on reading. I am looking forward to reading the next book when released. ” – Amazon Reviewer