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Submerged in a crude submarine hundreds of miles from shore and ten tons of cocaine stolen from a ruthless drug lord, Chase Brenner’s only chance to save his family rests with a drug addled smuggler and a desperate gambit to outwit the cartel.
Chase Brewer, a crewman on a commercial tuna seiner, barely escapes death after his boat and its crew are destroyed by el Hermandad—a sinister cartel hell-bent on eliminating all witnesses to its unique smuggling operation. After surviving an arduous voyage in a flimsy boat, he seeks answers and a little retribution. Hot on the trail for clues, Chase rescues Jonny LeBeau, a Louisiana shrimper forced into smuggling by the cartel but now on its hit list after skimming drugs. When the cartel realizes Chase survived and a witness is on the loose, both men are now in its crosshairs.
In a desperate gambit to bargain for their lives, Chase and Jonny hijack a narco-submarine with ten tons of cocaine. The secrecy of the cartel’s billion-dollar enterprise hinges on silencing this dubious pair of extortionists. Jonny, though, proves he’s as cunning as the cartel’s most savage sicario. But the cartel plays its trump card and Jonny faces the moral dilemma of his life—ditch Chase, the man who saved him from death, and escape with riches beyond his wildest dreams or lose it all and, maybe, his life to ransom Chase’s wife and children after they’re kidnapped by the cartel.
"Hang on tight as you plunge into this fast-paced thriller that sweeps the reader on a hair-raising ride. You’ll be holding your breath until the last page. Hop on board and enjoy!”—Alexandra Ivy, New York Times Best Selling Author
"Don Winslow by way of Clive Cussler, The Crow’s Nest is a fast-paced, action-packed David v. Goliath tale, on land and sea. As terrifyingly intense as a drug runner’s voyage in a homemade minisub, with just as uncertain a conclusion. As far as thrillers go, this is literary cocaine."—Owen Laukkanen, author of Deception Cove
"The Crow's Nest is filled with rich language and breathtaking scenes. Richard Meredith will have you turning the pages in this exciting thriller from the beginning to the satisfying conclusion."—Barry Finlay, Author of The Marcie Kane Thriller Collection
“An improbable hero teams up with a wily sea captain to bring down a dangerous drug cartel. A nail-biter climax will keep you guessing whether they will survive. Don't miss this fast-paced adventure.”—Catherine Coulter, author of DEADLOCK
"The Crow’s Nest is a frenetic high seas romp, full of explosions, bar stool deals, and dastardly double-crosses. One moment, I felt like I was reading a Clive Cussler maritime adventure, and the next, I was in the dark, gritty world of Don Winslow. Meredith writes crackling dialog and spins out colorful secondary characters with ease and skill."—Jeff Bond, author of The Winner Maker and Blackquest 40