Act of Contrition
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Darron Blake thought he'd retire soon, but Molly died of cancer, his son Benjy now dead for fifteen years, and Latham Coyle's offer to run kilos of speed from Mexico was an appealing way to commit suicide on someone else's dime. Special Agent Davis,DEA, has different plans for Blake, plans that will postpone Blake's suicide pact with the devil. Turns out, the devils' name is Latham Coyle. More
Twenty-five years ago Darron Blake found a niche market in northeastern Washington State, and Blake drove a souped up ATV across the border into Canada, picked up a few hockey bags of 'B.C. Bud', and transported it back across the border. A man came by the following day and handed Blake some cash before he drove away with the weed. Many trips later, everything is perfect until Blake's son Benjy is kidnapped and later found dead in a ditc; the DEA catches Blake; he spends the next ten years in federal prison; and when he's released his wife Molly dies of cancer. Blake desires death for himself, but can't pull it off alone, so when his buddy from prison, Latham Coyle, calls and says he's got a deal to transport a load of speed from lower Baja California, Blake signs on for the trip in his pickup and camper. Its risky business, Blake wants to exit life with a bang, and the suicide trip is just the ticket to the promised land, until the man who captured him fifteen years ago, special agent Davis, now regional director of the DEA for the western district, shows up with an offer he knows Blake won't refuse. Bring in Latham Coyle and Davis will provide the name of the man who kidnapped and killed Benjy. Blake will finally have his desire for vengeance satisfied, but before he leaves for Mexico he meets a woman who turns him around to a view of a new life he could share with her, if he survives his final Mexican trip. A colorful cast of characters tear up the landscape of two countries leaving behind only the living to account for the dead and forgotten, and an adventurous page- turner for you.