Dead Ends

Overview

Undercover operative Jack Taggart is hurled into a world where morality, justice, and the legal system are pitted against one another.

Taggart investigates the murder of someone who was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Wiretap information identifies a shadowy gang member known only as “Cocktail” as being responsible. Taggart and his partner go undercover to join one of a coalition of gangs who are at war in British Columbia. Their mission is to identify Cocktail and gain evidence to convict him of murder. Taggart soon finds himself knee-deep in drive-by shootings, meth labs, retaliatory murders, and date rapes. An offer of a truce brings Taggart, along with gang bosses, to a remote location to discuss a peace agreement. But Cocktail has been a step ahead of them the whole time.

Reviews

Easton, himself a former RCMP undercover operative, makes very clear the danger and determination of such cops, and the power and ruthlessness of their opponents.

Saskatoon Star-Phoenix

Easton's writing is rather addictive; there are moments where you can see the action as clear as if it were happening right in front of your eyes.

Bookgasm

Easton, an ex-Mountie, knows his police work. This new novel, which takes the RCMP's Taggart undercover to ferret out a murderous killer, is one of the best of this good series.

Globe and Mail

Brusque, no-nonsense dialogue bristles with close-to-the-line action that feels authentic and fuels the juices. …Bring on number six in what is one of the best hard-nosed series in Canada.

Hamilton Spectator

About the Author

Don Easton

Posted by Dundurn Guest on December 6, 2014
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Don Easton

Don Easton worked as an undercover Mountie for twenty years, including seven years in an RCMP Intelligence Unit. 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.