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Crystal White (A Novel) [NOOK Book]

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With nothing to live for, will only death satisfy his need for revenge?

In California, DEA agent Nick Lafferty led the investigation to eradicate a new and deadly form of synthetic crack cocaine called Crystal White. An investigation that took from him everything he cherished, and left Lafferty a broken ...
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Crystal White (A Novel)

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Overview

With nothing to live for, will only death satisfy his need for revenge?

In California, DEA agent Nick Lafferty led the investigation to eradicate a new and deadly form of synthetic crack cocaine called Crystal White. An investigation that took from him everything he cherished, and left Lafferty a broken man. A man with nothing to live for.

Now, the street poison Crystal White again floods the streets, this time in the northern suburbs of New York City.

Aided by his ex-partner, Delmar Harley, an alcoholic cop on the edge and dogged by a beautiful assistant district attorney who believes the DEA agent’s gone rogue, Nick Lafferty relentlessly embarks on a dark and vengeful journey of revenge, mounting a full-on assault against the Crystal White drug cartel.

Nick Lafferty will stop at nothing to make them pay…with their lives—or his.

The sensational new crime thriller from David DeLee, author of FATAL DESTINY and the Grace deHaviland bounty hunter series.
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Editorial Reviews

ReaderViews.com - Diane Lundsford
David DeLee sets the plot in motion on the first page...David DeLee is strategic in placing his words to keep time with an accelerated pace and plenty of action and adventure. With “Crystal White,” David DeLee has delivered an action-packed adventure on a platter; making it incredibly easy for me to recommend it to many people in the days and months to come. It’s a perfect fit in the crime detective novel world.
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/reviews/Crystal-White%2FDavid-DeLee/1111487304?ean=9781478147848 - Lee Carey
DeLee has knocked this one out of the park. Using realistic characters with spot on dialogue and plot, DeLee produces another page-turner. The premise of this novel falls nicely into today's news concerning illegal/killer drugs and the heartless workings behind them. The two main characters fill the bill in many tension-filled ways to put an end to this deadly business. The reader will quickly find themselves immersed into this story and pulling for Lafferty to succeed. DeLee ties several storie
Suspense Magazine - Laura Alden
"Crystal White takes the reader on a journey that explores a complicated relationship between former police partners. Told from multiple viewpoints and solidly plotted...Crystal White is a dark portrayal of the evil that men--and women--can do."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014764018
  • Publisher: Dark Road Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/9/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 332
  • Sales rank: 1,160,878
  • File size: 278 KB

Meet the Author

David DeLee is the author of the Grace deHaviland Bounty Hunter series, including the novels Fatal Destiny (2011), Pin Money (2013) and the soon-to-be-released Deadly Deceptions (2014). David’s also written many short stories featuring Grace, most notably Bling, Bling, which appeared in the anthology The Rich and the Dead (2011) edited by Nelson DeMille, and Fatal Tryst (2011), an audio version of which is available for free from Crime City Central

David’s other work includes the novel Crystal White (2012) which SUSPENSE MAGAINE called “…a dark portrayal of the evil that men—and women—can do.", and a collection of short stories called Murder, Mayhem & Mystery: An Omnibus of Crime Fiction (2013).

David is a member of the Mystery Writers of America and International Thriller Writers. He holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice and is a former licensed private investigator. A native New Yorker, David currently resides in New Hampshire.

For more information be sure to check out his publisher’s website – www.darkroadpub.com
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  • Posted November 15, 2012

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    A Captivating Adventure

    Reading “Crystal White” was a pleasant introduction to this author’s repertoire. I accidently stumbled on a promotion some time ago and I thank the author for providing a highly captivating story that entertained me for hours. Needless to say Mr. DeLee has won my heart and I will definitely read more of his work in future.

    The reader is thrust into the plot right from the start as we shadow Special Agent Nick Lafferty leading a task force on a dangerous drug raid. With a mix of technical jargon in the narrative we follow his team as they try to bring down the notorious drug lord kingpin, Ruben Nazario.

    During the final stage of the raid Nick gets a call from his wife, he agrees to call her back when he has a free moment. Nick’s wife and daughter are waiting for him on his boat in San Diego harbor and when he calls back he unknowingly triggers a device instantly killing his wife and child.

    It doesn't take long for Nick to realise it was a set up and his emotions take control of him leaving the force with no alternative but to give Nick time to grief and get his life back on track. However while on compassion leave his only focus is on avenging his loss at any cost.

    To compound his grief, Nick is called back to his roots in New York to settle his father’s estate. There he reconnects with a former partner Del Harley and learns Ruben Nazario’s drug “Crystal White” has spread to the east coast. They agree to pool their efforts and we are reeled back into another exciting hunt with no shortage of action and excitement.

    “Crystal White” is a well-written novel that provides a captivating adventure into the crime detective world. The characters are down to earth and quite credible. The plotting is well paced with enough down time to savour the intimate moments and get ready for the next element of surprise. The suspense was quite satisfying and kept me guessing till the very last page.

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