Saturday, February 18, 2012

Featured Book: Big Business and Body Bags by Lincoln R. Peters

About the book:

The book is a work of fiction and involves no living people. The story chronicles the life of a young man with no job skills and no education drifting along the saloon circuits and ending up in a big city street gang. There he is indoctrinated in all their reprehensible and vicious activities including the ultimate act of murder. Johnny Howell was a typical young man growing up in the inner city streets and back alleys of Chicago. His life was no different that thousands of others like him; they were all poor and looking for a way to make some money. Johnny found a way, but it dragged him down into the deadly depths of the lucrative drug business. Johnny is a white man that the Mexicans call a gringo and the black men call a honky. Selling drugs in the inner cities is a cash cow that has attracted the attention of all the major street gangs in the country. This has now even grown to include the murderous Mexican drug cartels. The drugs have accumulated into large supplies in Mexico but the markets and the money are all up north of the US border. This creates a murderous internecine battle for the shipping routes and the trafficking of the drugs into our country. The book describes the methods and details of the penetration of the Mexican drug cartels operations in the northern cities. It also details their attempts to forge alliances with the local neighborhood street gangs. The locale for the story is here in my home town of Chicago. The steady flow of news reports of the brutal drug wars raging down on the Mexico border are reported almost daily. The ensuing battles among the Mexicans drug cartels and their government have produced more casualties than the treacherous wars going on in the Middle East right now. Johnny Howell ended his career the same way all the other drug dealers did.

About the author:

Lincoln R Peters is a disabled veteran of WWII He was wounded during the invasion of the Philippine Islands in 1945. He has been married to his wife Maureen for 54 years. He has two sons and five grandchildren.



Jill Watkins said...

This sounds like a good read! The drug business is huge and employing too many of our youth!

jill.watkins (at)

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