Don Easton worked as an undercover Mountie for twenty years, including seven years in an RCMP Intelligence Unit. These experiences bring a unique, edgy realism to his writing. Subverting Justice is Easton's eleventh Jack Taggart Mystery in a series that includes Loose Ends, Above Ground, Corporate Asset, The Benefactor, and Art and Murder. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia.
Art and Murder
Seeking justice for the murder of a fellow cop, Jack Taggart goes undercover to penetrate a gang whose leader is the culprit.
Jack Taggart is out for justice, and just a little revenge, when he goes undercover as a pimp to hunt down the murderer of a cop to whom he owes an everlasting debt of gratitude. Embroiled in a mysterious international crime syndicate, for once Taggart might be in over his head.
It seemed like a simple investigation of a drug trafficker at first, but when Taggart gets a desperate call for help from one of his informants, he falls headlong into a ruthless network of black marketeering and murder orchestrated by an elusive mastermind. After an Interpol agent is compromised and assassinated, Jack is drawn deeper into the web of crime as things get personal. Despite the constant risk of exposure, Jack is getting close, but any mistake could be fatal. As his allies fall, the only protection Jack has left is a stolen painting that might as well be a bullseye on his back.
[T]he whole tale will keep readers on the edge of their seats.
The author, a veteran undercover cop, brings a high level of realism to a story that many writers would have difficulty matching. Crime-fiction readers who haven’t yet discovered the Taggart series would be well advised to plug that hole as soon as possible.
Easton knows how to drive his story full of teeth-shattering toughness, chivalry, honour, drug traffic and fine art theft, and it’s a brutal pleasure seeing Jack Taggart through to the end.
If you love good pulp, you'll love Art and Murder.