While on a fly fishing vacation to Andros Island in the Bahamas, narcotics detectives Dix and Petersen discover their fishing guides were killed when a sudden blast of gunfire fractured their speedboat, Gray Ghost. Local gossip has it that Gray Ghost went to the ocean floor with a hundred million dollars' worth of cocaine in the hull.
Dix and Petersen, against their better judgment, are drawn into helping their island friends even though it could cost them their careers. Leads are chased down in the Bahamas and Miami. The two detectives identify a diabolical plot of a sinister man known only as 'The Caller.'
An elaborate trap is set for The Caller, but he's two steps ahead of the detectives. As the drama unfolds, it's unclear who can be trusted. When it appears The Caller will get away once again, lead detective Dix and his sidekick Petersen exhaust everything they have in an effort to capture the criminal mastermind.
Chris Swinney, is currently writing fiction based on what he experiences as a homicide and narcotics investigator in the San Francisco Bay Area. As an avid reader, he began to see his passion for writing coming out in other authors' words and it motivated him to write novels.
His work has been featured in Fly Fisherman Magazine, PointsBeyond.com, Alaskan Peninsula Newspaper, and California Game & Fish Magazine. He's now a contributor to www.PoliceOne.com, the nation's premier law enforcement online magazine.
His debut novel, , made the bestseller's list on Amazon in paperback, kindle, and hardcover in Crime Fiction, Mystery, and Police Procedural. He donates proceeds from his sales to groups like Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Cancer research, and PTSD/Military support groups.
The second novel in the Bill Dix series, The Cartel Enforcers, is contracted and scheduled for an August 2014 release. The project hits close to home for Chris because it features his mentor, Koti Fakava, who passed away leaving behind his lovely wife and five wonderful children. Proceeds from this novel will go directly to Koti's family.
Chris is a big time supporter of Teachers, Parents, Law Enforcement, Doctors, Nurses, Firefighters, American Troops, Juvenile Diabetes Research, and children. He spends time volunteering for his church, at schools, he coaches, and every once in awhile he gets to go fly fishing.
While enjoying a leisurely ride from Temecula to see their beloved San Diego Padres play, off-duty detective sergeants Bill Dix and Steve Petersen find themselves in the middle of a jaw dropping firefight… in broad daylight. The two can't believe their luck as this is the second vacation they've taken together that's turned out horribly wrong.
They're cleared of any wrongdoing, but now there's plenty of finger pointing and speculation regarding their involvement in a complex investigation including drugs and gun smuggling for terrorist cells...all within the United States. Dix wants to head back to Florida, while Petersen seems to have struck up a relationship interest trying to rebound from an ugly divorce. Whatever it is they've stumbled upon, dead bodies are showing up and Dix get's the sense no one is telling the truth.
Dix and Petersen join forces with the locals and try to save one man from being hunted down and work frantically to figure out who's hunting him and why. Good, evil, and everything in between plague the detectives throughout the case. Who ends up surviving? And, when Dix crosses paths with the mastermind, do either of them live long enough to talk about it?
Gripping and fast paced, the second novel in the bestselling Bill Dix Detective Series, The Cartel Enforcers, starts out quick and finishes strong.
"The author is donating proceeds from sales of this novel to the Fakava Family in memory of his mentor, Heikoti Fakava. 'Alu ka he 'ikai ngalo koe."
BOOK 3 in the Bill Dix Detective Series
Release date: December 7, 2014
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Dix and Peterson are on vacation in Vegas with their wives when a gunfight breaks out at a casino and both officers are used as human shields. Steve is hit a couple times, then all hell breaks lose.
A team of assassins are in from Toronto and leaving several bodies including cops in their wake. With Steve recuperating in hospital and fending off assassin attempts, Dix is asked to head up a task force to capture these ruthless killers who are hired by a psychopath.
Fast-paced and loaded with non-stop action, this book will have you holding your breath.
Publishers praise ... Sin City Assassin, pushes the boundaries of what it means to wear a badge while your partner and best friend becomes a victim, and while cops are dying, vigilante justice is tempting. Filled with twists and turns, not even the most skilled arm-chair sleuth will see the ending coming.
Warning - The scene close to the end with Bill Dix being tortured is very tense and graphic