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Cocaine [NOOK Book]

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Set in the decade of the nineties, this novel follows ten years in the life of Jack Ropell. Ropell was actually born in Yorkshire, but his parents moved to Canada when he was eleven. At twenty two he loses his younger sister to drugs while he is away from Quebec, Canada, at university in England. Driven by this and the continuing strife between his French mother and his Spanish/English father,Jack decides to stay in England when he graduates and join the British Customs and ...

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Cocaine

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Overview

Set in the decade of the nineties, this novel follows ten years in the life of Jack Ropell. Ropell was actually born in Yorkshire, but his parents moved to Canada when he was eleven. At twenty two he loses his younger sister to drugs while he is away from Quebec, Canada, at university in England. Driven by this and the continuing strife between his French mother and his Spanish/English father,Jack decides to stay in England when he graduates and join the British Customs and Excise.

After two years in the job Jack gets to join the anti-drug squad and begins to find out what the real world is all about. The story follows his part in trying to prevent the ingress of drugs, in particular cocaine/crack, into Britain.

During this decade cocaine production in Colombia was becoming professional and several Colombian drug barons were making more money than many countries or big corporations. National Police forces were struggling to contain the flood of cheaper and cheaper drugs into America and Continental Europe.

This story is a fiction, but only in the characters involved. The actual story, the pain the suffering and the casual, but extreme violence used by the drug cartels against anyone who opposed them, is probably understated. One thing is for certain. it doesn't matter if you are a supplier, distributor, user or a lawman, sooner or later when cocaine is involved, it will ultimately become a matter of life or death.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940033200191
  • Publisher: Donald Phillips
  • Publication date: 4/16/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 13,329
  • File size: 389 KB

Meet the Author

In the late sixties I was a member of a rock band and we were moderately successful. At twenty three I tired of being out every night for five years, married my long time girlfriend Rosemary and and left rock and roll behind, the money I had made furnishing our first house.

I then worked in engineering for many years, firstly in the tool room and eventually as Personnel and Training Manager. Next for some six years I ran the South Avon County Youth Opportunities Scheme for difficult trainees (they were referred by Social Service, Probation or the Police usually), based in Weston-super-Mare, England. We managed to get eighty five percent into permanent work. I spent my last two years in England running a 300 place training scheme for unemployed adults in Bristol.

During our life we had visited twenty seven countries at various times and our families are spread from Trondheim in Norway throughout Europe and on to Adelaide in Australia. Twenty six years ago we ourselves moved to rural Spain and found our own niche. We both speak Spanish now and are quite happy here.

Since then I have switched to Cabinet making and had over 190 articles published worldwide in the English language woodworking magazines and I produce one off pieces of furniture to order to make my pocket money. Not being a great television fan I spend my evenings writing articles and novels or reading my Kindle. I am a happy and content person.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2013

    Excellent story

    Gteat reading and wuite an eye opener! Makes me wonder what our world is coming to, only one word of negativity is that it wan't read over and edited,

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 15, 2013

    Very good read

    Characters were very thought out.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    Great book

    A few editing mistakes, doesnt detract from story

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    Great story but....

    Many typos and misspellings. This story would be amazing with the help of an editor, or at least the use of a spell and grammer check program. It is still absolutely worth reading!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2014

    Well thought out


    So far a good read but needs lots of good editing.
    Words that sound the same are not always spelled the same. For instance your and you're,
    also there and their.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2014

    Unpalatable

    So many grammar and punctuation errors, I quit reading about page 10. Too many interesting and well-written books available to waste time deciphering the text of this one. Maybe it would have been a good read, but I'm not going to bother finding out.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    Well writen, kept my interest.

    Liked his characters and how he brought them out. Will read more by this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2014

    anonymous

    Interesting. Cannot finish reading the book. Too many errors in punctuation, grammar, misused words, left out words, repeated words, etc, There appears to have been no attempt at editing.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    terrible

    Tererible writing, I only made it to page 20. There are just so many mistakes in punctuation and spelling.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Really enjoyed this book!

    Kept my attention all the way through and was an exciting read! I dont understand why it was free, but that was just an added perk to a good book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 10, 2014

    ?..!!!!!##$%&%$

    Why did you make a book about this even if it about that you need to stop crack they arent gonna stop without help

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2014

    Good Book

    Exciting story. It kept my interest. It was very believable. I hope to see more books offered by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2014

    Ok

    I'm far from a grammar nazi, but this book could certainly use a good editor. As far as the story goes it has some exciting parts and some places it drags a bit. All in all if your not a grammar nazi or put off by some violence and can get the book for free I would say give it try. It is not going to keep you on the edge of your seat, but it isn't going to put you to sleep either. It is a somewhat accurate view on the war on drugs British style.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2014

    Addictiin

    I cant stop thinking of the book it now controls my life dont read please ive killed my wife my kids and my dog anf sold there bodies for more cocaine

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2014

    Dumb

    Not the story I expected.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2014

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    Posted November 21, 2014

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