Black Water Transit

Black Water Transit

A Novel

Book - 2001
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To get his criminal son out of trouble with the authorities, businessman Jack Vermillion makes a deal with the ATF to turn informant on an illegal gun dealer in exchange for his son's freedom, but when the raid goes wrong, leaving several people dead, Jack is forced to flee to save his life. By the author of Close Pursuit. 35,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Jack Vermillion is an ex-Marine who came back from Vietnam and turned a two-truck shipping outfit into a multimillion-dollar empire. His work is his life. His only grief, a son, Danny, who ran off the rails years back and is now serving a ten-year sentence for armed robbery. A little downtime in Lompoc cooling his heels might do him some good. But a desperate late-night phone call from Danny, in the prison clinic after a suicide attempt, forces Jack to go looking for a federal deal to save him. So when Jack is approached by a retired U.S. Army colonel named Earl V. Pike to ship his private gun collection - very simple, very illegal - Jack makes the fateful decision to flip one illegal gunrunner for one slightly imperfect kid, and turns Pike in to the ATF.
At the same time, Casey Spandau, a female cop working Sex Crimes at the Two Five in Harlem, finally snaps - and decks a sleazy public defender who richly deserves it. After she's bounced straight into an NYPD-state police task force, Casey's future looks like a self-inflicted tour in cop hell. Then she takes a call from a state cop searching for a blue Mercedes involved in a savage double homicide. The suspect? Earl V. Pike, U.S. Army, Ret.
What had appeared to be two separate cases are now on a deadly collision course to disaster. For almost as soon as Spandau starts her investigation into the double homicide, her unit slams straight into an ATF sting, and an explosive blue-on-blue firefight erupts with fatal results. Five officers down. Jack Vermillion finds himself on his way to prison - his company assets seized, his whole world shattered. But Jack isn't going down without a fight. He has only one way to prove his innocence, and it won't be pretty. And if anyone tries to get in his way? Well, there isn't a law enforcement agency in the world that can stop Jack Vermillion now.

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To get his criminal son out of trouble with the authorities, Jack Vermillion makes a deal with the ATF to turn informant on an illegal gun dealer, but when the raid goes wrong, leaving several people dead, Jack is forced to flee to save his life.

Publisher: New York : Delacorte Press, 2001
Description: 354 p. ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9780385335782
0385335784
Branch Call Number: Stro

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