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Takedown: A Small-Town Cop's Battle Against the Hells Angels and the Nation's Biggest Drug Gang

A Small-Town Cop's Battle Against the Hells Angels and the Nation's Biggest Drug Gang

by (author) Jeff Buck, Jon Land & Lindsay Preston

Initial publish date
Mar 2016
Law Enforcement
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    Mar 2016
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Jeff Buck thought he'd seen it all. Twenty years working undercover in the netherworld of drugs had left him burned out and grateful to assume the quiet job of police chief in the small town of Reminderville, Ohio. That is, until a simple domestic assault case turns out to have links to the murder of a drug runner in upstate New York and a syndicate smuggling billions of dollars in drugs across the U.S.-Canada border.

As Buck reluctantly plunges back into his old world of death and deceit, he uncovers a complex chain linking the Hells Angels to the Russian Mafia in a plot to use Native American tribal land to smuggle their deadly wares into the United States. From grow houses set ablaze in Quebec to the insular St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation, from board rooms and biker wars to the frozen rivers that serve as private turnpikes for the drug gangs, Buck opposes a serpentine criminal enterprise that has every reason to want to end his crusade in violence and bloodshed.

Ultimately, his efforts lead to an unprecedented slew of indictments on both sides of the border and prison terms for even the kingpins, toppling an empire once deemed invincible.Takedownspans the period of December 2007 to June 2009.

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Contributor Notes

JON LAND is theUSA Today bestselling author of more than 37 novels, includingStrong Enough to Die, Strong Justice, Strong at the Break, Strong Vengeance, Strong Rain Falling (winner of the 2014 International Book Award and 2013 USA Best Book Award for Mystery-Suspense), andStrong Darkness (winner of the 2014 USA Books Best Book Award and the 2015 International Book Award for Thriller). He's a 1979 graduate of Brown University, lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

Editorial Reviews

As real as it gets! Masterfully-researched with passion and precision, Takedown offers a splendid rendering of the complexity of a multi-layered drug investigation. Insightful, yet fascinating, Jon Land delivers on all fronts with a well-written story in which the readers will feel every bit of a drug task-force officer's frustration and elation as he's about to close on the biggest case of his career. - Simon Gervais, former Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer and Protective Operations specialist

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