Black Coke by James Grenton

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Deep in the jungles of Colombia, a brutal and fast-growing drugs cartel has genetically-modified cocaine to make it ten times more powerful and addictive than any other drug. They call it: BLACK COKE Nathan Kershner is an agent with the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency and a former special forces operative. Often working undercover, he has single-handedly brought down some of the most wanted criminals in the world. But when he clashes with the drugs cartel and tries to stem the flow of Black Coke into Europe and the US, he finds himself up against his most difficult assignment yet. On a mission that takes him from the crack houses of North London to the underground drug labs of southern Colombia, Nathan enters the darkest regions of the war on drugs, where treachery, greed and violence reign. With the drugs cartel growing in power by the day, Nathan has to decide just how far he is prepared to go to avert disaster. What readers have said about James Grenton’s novels: ‘Black Coke is an excellent thriller - one of the best I've ever read.’ ‘It's the originality of the writing and the strength of the plot that really worked for me. I couldn't put the book down!’ ‘A terrific read and highly recommended.’ ‘Grenton's characters are certainly made to suffer, but this is a more grown-up affair than Ludlum's Bourne trilogy - probably a reflection of the moral ambiguity of the modern world in contrast to the clear distinctions of the Cold War. There are no forgone conclusions here, and this is not a comfortable ride for the reader; there are some genuinely shocking moments, and it is hard not to feel tainted by the corruption and compromise of the main characters and events. .’ ‘A terrific thriller! I simply couldn't put it down, the action keeps you hooked until the last scene.’ ‘A real page turner - full of action and excitement throughout. I've not read a book so quickly in years!’ About the author: James Grenton graduated from Oxford University with a degree in History and Economics. He started his career in journalism before moving to the international development sector, where he worked for 15 years and travelled extensively across Africa, Asia and Latin America. He was also the CEO of a fast-growing NGO. His passions are social issues and writing. James's first novel, The Somali Doctrine, is also available. It tells the story of an Interpol agent's mission to stop the two madmen who have taken control of the world's largest NGO.

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After 15 years in the international development sector, James burst onto the thriller scene in 2011 with his debut novel, the Somali Doctrine, which tells the story of an Interpol agent's mission to stop the two madmen who have taken control of the world's largest NGO. Black Coke is James's second thriller. He is now working on his third thriller, to be published later this year.
Published December 1, 2011 by ITP. 516 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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