By Louie Quiñonez Del Castillo
The 1990s. A methamphetamine epidemic spreads beyond the trailer courts. The Heartland shudders as Mexican drug cartels find new outposts in the Midwest. Young David Ramirez of the Iowa Division of Narcotics Enforcement volunteers for the fight. He is tested by the war on drugs. Huge sums of money are at stake. Undercover officers play a dangerous game of pretend. With David’s career in its infancy, his world is upended by a violent confrontation with far reaching consequences. As he sloshes through the muck of tragedy, guilt, isolation and liability, he is held together by a close-knit family, a compassionate psychologist and the memory of an ex-girlfriend he misses very much.
About the Author
Louie Quiñonez Del Castillo was born in Phoenix, Arizona, the son of a police officer. He graduated from Arizona State University in 1987. He served as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (1987-1990) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (1990-2014). He was a recipient of American Legion Police Officer of the Year honors and a regular lecturer at the ATF Advanced Undercover School. He enjoys music, film, fitness, nature and modern history. He loves salt water fishing, but suffers from a chronic deficiency of ocean. He lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.