Black Bart One, Book 1: Quick Strikes
Thomas S. LaLumiere, author
ife was good for former Marine Lieutenant David LaSalle and his wife Stacy as they brought to reality their dream of living on a yacht in Ft. Lauderdale. But a downturn in the economy and the loss of a major contract for David's network engineering business threatened to tear apart the world they created for themselves. A chance encounter with a DEA investigation gives LaSalle access to sensitive information about drug deals in Miami's high intensity drug trafficking area, and he hatches a plan along with four of his friends to embark on a lucrative venture of privately interdicting a major drug transaction out on the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The plan is a success, but it all comes unraveled when the DEA discovers their activities. Instead of arresting the group, the government recruits them to do jobs that regular law enforcement cannot do. They go from being modern day pirates to modern day privateers, but unknown to LaSalle or any of the others, the government has an ulterior motive. Black Bart One is a thrilling ride through the seedy underbelly of the drug trade and the intricacies of government politics.