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THE BOSS of HAMPTON BEACH
A Novel of Drugs, Murder and Redemption
Cocaine. It’s already cost Dan Marlowe his family and his business, The High Tide Restaurant & Saloon. Dan’s doing his best to stay away from the stuff. Now a bartender at the Tide, Dan’s life is slowly stabilizing. That is until a boat with two dead bodies on board is found wrecked on the jetty at Hampton Beach. The hunt for its missing cargo, 200 pounds of cocaine, is on. Dan is forced into the search and realizes that the drug that stole everything short of his life might be the one thing that can get it all back.
And Dan’s not the only one seeking the fortune in white powder. Others, on both sides of the law, are after it too, including a Boston mob boss and his right-hand man; a New Hampshire seacoast drug dealer/informer, his smokin’ hot girlfriend, and his dim-witted muscle; a crooked D.E.A. agent and his junkie sidekick; two New Hampshire State police detectives; and an Irish handyman with a secret. It’s a violent, backstabbing race to the end of the rainbow. May the best man win.
The real Dan Marlowe was the author’s father’s best friend. Mr. Marlowe wrote his crime masterpiece, “The Name of the Game is Death,” while living with the Power family in Woburn, MA. He named a character after Jed Power. Mr. Power has returned the honor by naming his protagonist Dan Marlowe.
What they’re saying about The Boss of Hampton Beach
Review: “Criminal Inspiration,” review by Abby Spegman, Wicked Local Woburn, Nov. 8, 2012.
The second crime novel in the Dan Marlowe series, “Hampton Beach Homicide” will be published in the Winter of 2012.
SHORT STORIES by JED POWER are also AVAILABLE AT AMAZON BOOKS and BARNES & NOBLE
You’d think if someone dropped a ton of dough in you lap it’d be a good thing. Not this time. Instead, it’s a big bad problem.
Two ingenious hustlers are determined to see money intended for bank deposit rerouted into their own pockets.
There are occupational hazards on both sides of the law. But sometimes they’re very unexpected and tragic.
When a leg-breaker with thick lips shows up to collect an old coke debt, our hero can’t come up with the dough. But he can come up with a pretty clever stall.
Money. It’s often the motive for crime. But almost as often there’s a bigger picture behind the scenes, with much larger perpetrators pulling the strings.
Inside a beach crack house there is a small treasure. One man ventures in to claim it.
A local politician, who’s used to getting his own way, attempts to take over a lucrative seacoast fireworks shop. He’s about to find out some people don’t roll over easily.
Lenny Quarters dreams of retiring from his rackets to a nice warm climate. He stashes his money in a bank safe-deposit box where he’s sure it will be secure. He’s about to discover why that might have been a costly decision.
Medical Marijuana. Mrs. Sinclair is suffering from cancer and needs it. How she acquires it and from whom reveals that big crimes committed in the past sometimes have beneficial outcomes in the future.