A merry band of Newfoundland smugglers carrying on a grand tradition. A high-powered RCMP inspector obsessed with their capture. A day-dreaming police scientist caught in a dilemma between the call of duty and his infatuation with a voluptuous femme fatale. A multi-million-dollar cargo of pot on a creaky freighter. A merry high-seas romp from Newfoundland to Colombia to Miami and the North Atlantic. Undercover plots, double-dealing, triple betrayal, and murder. These are the elements that bulleted High Crimes to the top of the best-seller list. The events are drawn from one of the lawyer-author’s celebrated trials.
William Deverell is a lawyer, bestselling author, and creator of the hit CBC television series Street Legal.