From Colombia to a hidden cove in Newfoundland, modern day Robin Hood Peter Kerrivan and his ship of merry men are tracked by a NASA satellite, set up by the cop who couldn't bring him to ground, RCMP Inspector Harold Mitchell. But has Mitchell gone too far? He's hired unscrupulous ex-CIA Rudy Meyers... who needs big bucks to fund his Cuban reinvasion force. Senator Publio Victor Paez has put all his chips on Kerrivan and Meyers, handing them the single biggest treasure ever to leave the shores of South America: $300,000,000 worth of Colombian sensemilla. Betrayal, murder and chaos stalk 'Captain Jackpot' and Johnny Nighthawk from Montreal to Cartagena, with a stop-off in Miami, but when they slip through the Coast Guard net, officials in high places must scramble to cover up. Even Kerrivan's own Toronto lawyer, James Peddigrew, is willing to sell his client down-river for a price: the release of cocaine-smuggling stewardess Marianne Larochelle.
The high crimes reach right to the top with Canadian cabinet minister Jean Luis Lesard sweating to cover up at any cost: Mitchell's man Meyers, with U.S. State Department immunity, may have dealt the drugs and murdered Kevin Kelly and a Cuban-collaborator while in the employ of Her Majesty, the Queen. Good cops RCMP Sergeant Theo O'Doul and DEA Special Agent Jessica Flaherty are the only two in the mix with a hope of solving this tangle of High Crimes and bringing Kelly's murderer to justice.
"Every detail meshes like clockwork. Deverell is a great storyteller. Needles was a brilliantly original venture... High Crimes is more exciting." (The Globe and Mail)
"Roars along like a jet. Deverell can hold his own with anyone in the thriller business today." (Toronto Star)
"Move over Arthur Hailey and Robert Ludlum..." (Regina Leader Post)
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Sensemila on the high seas
It ranks close to the top of my reading list. This is my first reading on so much drugs, betrayals and cover-up. Very interesting and suspenseful.
There were several - I especially live Pete Kerrivan who was willing to sacrifice himself for his men.
No this is my first and it was very good. I loved the narration and the distinction of characters, makes for a better listening
I loved how the crew on the tug all stuck together and supported each other. I also lovved how they rescued Kerrivan on the way to jail.
I loved the narration and the distinction of characters, makes for a better listening Was a little hesitant about reading but very glad that I did. This was a very good reader and also relevant to today’s drug invested society, full of corruption and deceptions. Marianne Laruchelle, what a character!
Sensational, complex, wise-cracking drama