Kalup's Crossroads

Kalup's Crossroads

by Don Lewis

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Overview

Sonny Kalup, an Assistant US Attorney in Tampa, Florida, becomes involved in a very serious and important drug smuggling case, and ends up in the middle of a struggle between the DEA and the FBI. Sonny expresses his belief that DEA has jurisdiction over the case, and much to the chagrin of the FBI, refuses them access to the most important witness That witness, Fernando Cruz had, 12 years earlier, shot and wounded Sonny, then a DEA Agent, during an undercover drug operation in Colombia.
Sonny’s life reaches a crossroad when his wife is murdered in their home, and he is charged with the crime. He hires Louis Ingram, a high profile criminal defense attorney. Ingram encourages Sonny to accept an offer of a plea to Involuntary Manslaughter but, in spite of the mountain of evidence against him, Sonny refuses, protesting his innocence. The case will go to trial, defending on the basis that the crime was the responsibility of either the FBI or Colombian Drug Lord, Carlos Estrada. Against his attorney’s advice, Sonny insists that he will take the stand in his own defense. The war is on as the pages of this novel, seen through the eyes of Sonny and DEA agent Tracy McBain, spin a tale of courtroom drama as well as murder, deceit, corruption, betrayal, mystery, and suspense.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012383211
Publisher: Don Lewis
Publication date: 06/09/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 305 KB

About the Author

As a criminal prosecutor in hundreds of jury trials, including numerouis najor drug cases as an Assistant US Attorney in Tampa, Florida, and more than sixty murder cases in the state courts of Pennsylvania, Mr. Lewis is uniquely qualified to author a story such as Kalup's Crossroads. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, he graduated from North Catholic High School, and following a tour in Vietnam with the Army's 5th Special Forces Group, completed his undergraduate work at Waynesburg College, in Pa, and received his law degree from Duquesne University Law School in Pittsburgh.
After 31 years as a criminal trial lawyer, Mr. Lewis retired from his practice in 2001 to devote full time to his writing. He and his wife currently live in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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Kalup's Crossroads 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very suspenful!
WEC More than 1 year ago
The in depth character development and a plot that keept me guessing made Kalup's Crossroads a very exciting book. In spite of my many theories as I turned the pages, the ending was totally unexpected. This is what makes the difference between a predictable mystery book and a great mystery story.
Howard_Orr More than 1 year ago
I just finished my first Don Lewis book, Kalup's Crossroads. I am a retired Pa. State Trooper, and had the distinct priveledge of working in the same adopted home town as Mr. Lewis, Meadville Pa. Don was a hard charging member of the District Attorney's staff, then after he figured out how all of us worked, he came back on the side of the defense. He has established credibility on both sides of the court room, and uses that in his book. Lots of twists and turns, and pleanty of players to keep you guessing. As soon as I finished the book, I went immideately to my computer to buy Dark Covenant. I don't have to wait for Grisham, or Wambaugh, Mr. Lewis ranks right up there with both of them. Howard Orr
HKB More than 1 year ago
I just returned from a cruise to Virgin Islands, San Juan, and the Grand Turk Islands. Took "Kalup's Crossroads" along and could not put it down!!!! It is your best work so far!!! Howard Bruce, Rural Retreat, VA
Bush57 More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed Kalup's Crossroads and I could not put the book down until I finished reading it to the end. It did keep my interest since I could not figure out who was the snake in the woodpile. Joe and Rose Bushofsky, North Carolina
Polecritti1 More than 1 year ago
This is a great crime novel with the main character Sonny, a good man trying to do a good job, kicking ass and making the bad guys pay. You get a real sense of how horrible it can get if you are on the wrong side of the law. The border patrol guys have a tough and, from what I read and hear, pretty thankless job. Their asses are on the line, probably don't get paid for the risk and our own people screw them over instead of backing them to the wall, and Mr. Lewis' treatment of this dilemma. Twisting plots keep you up till the wee hours and you'll need a stiff bourbon to go to sleep on. Bob Polecritti,Pittsburgh,PA
JimH57 More than 1 year ago
Just finished your book, Kalup's Crossroads. That's a great book. I read about 150 books a year since I retired. Judy works for our library here in Conneaut Lake. I read Sanford, Parker, Woods, Patterson, etc. and I'd say you can run with the "Big Dogs". Keep up the good work. Jim Haylett, Conneaut Lake, PA