Small Fish in a Big Sea
Stacey Howard, author
A Fish tale of a poor farm boy and ex-combat marine who gets set up and ratted out by his life-long childhood chum. Fish exercises his Constitutional right protecting him from self-incrimination (5th Amendment) and is sentenced to Federal prison. While inside, he befriends a recovering drug addict and a new plan is devised. They agree to stay in touch and help each other in the near future. This is an imaginative look inside a major drug-smuggling operation in its infancy and how the United States government responded to it. This book encompasses Fish's escapades in Canada, Colombia, the Bahamas, Belize, Jamaica, and Peru, as well as a two-month South Pacific extravaganza to Molokai. The author takes readers to the steaming jungles of Vietnam, running with him across the Florida Everglades and the southern swamps of Georgia when things deteriorate and a quick escape is called for. In addition to adventures, treachery, and unwavering loyalty, the reader is given a glimpse at the good 01' boy system, crime, corruption, collections, bribes, bales of marijuana, kilos, shrimp boats, planes, rip-offs, and government malfeasance such as State employees on the take, Federal agents working both sides of the fence, and systemic abuse of the legal system. Fasten your seatbelt as we are cleared for departure.