CrossFire: A Novel

Artist: Jeanette Windle

Book

Barcode: 9780825441431

Release date: 26/08/2009

£5.92 (was £10.99)

Back by popular demand! Adventure and drama flood the life of a young woman whose marriage into a prominent South American family draws her deep into a world filled with danger, intrigue, and confrontation with the U. S. DEA.

From Library Journal
Sara Conner's Prince Charming, Nicolas Cortez, rescues her from a mugging and proceeds to sweep her off her feet in a whirlwind courtship and marriage. Then he takes her with him to Bolivia, where he puts his business degree to use in the family business. Sara had no idea the Cortezes were filthy rich until they arrive at the family compound. And she has no idea exactly how filthy the Cortez money really is. Sara's na?vete is stripped away as she realizes the family's connection to cocaine smuggling, and she learns that she is disposable if she gets too nosy. In her struggle to reconcile a loving husband with the horrors of his actions, she turns to God for spiritual answers and to a DEA agent to save her life. Despite the use of an unbelievably innocent protagonist, Windle captures the essence of Bolivian society, caught between "easy" money and the desperation of a poverty-stricken economy. Sally John's To Dream Again (reviewed on p. 106) offers a similar story with a more sympathetic heroine. For comprehensive collections only.
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

Review
"A highly credible account of the DEA's foreign ops." -- Fred Duncan, retired DEA agent

"Action-packed thriller . . . Windle's treatment of the Drug Enforcement Agency's fight against drugs in Bolivia is impressive. Recommend to readers who enjoy fast-paced novels with international settings." -- CBA Marketplace, (c) CBA Marketplace, Official Publication of CBA. Reprinted by permission.

"I was impressed with [Windle's] knowledge of DEA techniques. Windle's plot and treatment of characters is first-rate and CrossFire is a very interesting read ." -- Jerry Weeks, Sheriff of Pend Oreille County Washington

"Jeanette has done an incredible job of transporting her readers to the teeming cities and steaming jungles of Bolivia, evoking character and atmosphere so vivdly that I feel like I have been there." -- Marion Stroud, author and European trustee of Media Associates International

A highly credible account of the DEA's foreign ops. -- Fred Duncan, retired DEA agent

An unputdownable read with a serious message. -- Marion Stroud, author and European truste of Media Associates International

Windle's treatment of the Drug Enforcement Agency's fight against drugs in Bolivia is impressive. -- Joseph Bentz, review for Marketplace, official magazine of CBA, July 2000 --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.