Operation Barbeque: A Hunter Nielson Novel – BOOK #1
Ritchie, a big-time drug dealer, is found dead in his bathtub with a bag of blow between his legs, a gun on the floor and a McDonald’s straw between his fingers. Hunter, a small-time slinger, owed Ritchie five thousand dollars for a deal he ended up snorting instead of selling. A friend urges Hunter to leave town, and quick. Hunter and his brother, Paulie, flee to Denver where Ritchie’s thugs manage to find him. They give Hunter 60 days to pay the debt he owed Ritchie, or else.
Hunter takes a job managing a chain of strip joints and pays off the thugs. He loves his new life. But, unknowingly, his job has thrust him into the dangerous world of mobsters and a nationwide sting operation starting in New Orleans and stretching through Denver, Las Vegas and Chicago. Forced to turn FBI informant, Hunter helps investigators take down the organized crime ring in Operation Barbeque.
“Exciting & fast read, once begun impossible to put down until complete. Characters well-formed, brought to life, now just paper figures that so many authors rely on. By trying to figure who are actual-people versus characters invented draws Readers further in. Once I started I did not stop until I sadly had finished, can’t wait until the 2nd in the series. My hats off to you.” – Neon Naomi Wood Koehler
“The world of organized crime shows that organization can be deadly. “Operation Barbeque” tells the story of Hunter Nielson as he goes on the run after a drug dealer turns up dead and the heirs to his empires go about collecting their debts. Fleeing across the country, Hunter has to save his brother and work with the FBI as he tries to find some sense of normalcy away from a violent life of crime. “Operation Barbeque” is a fine mystery for those who love criminal intrigue.” – Amazon Reader Review
“GOOD, FAST READING…WELL INFORMED AUTHOR CIRCA 1950’S-DENVER, CHICAGO…I LIVED IN BOTH CITIES, SO IT BRINGS BACK GOOD MEMORIES.” – Diane Nielsen, Amazon Reader Review