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Almost Criminal (A Crime in Cascadia Mystery)

by E.R. Brown

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Despite the skunky haze of marijuana drifting through every chapter, E.R. Brown’s debut crime thriller is less a book about drugs and more about what happens when the desire for money and respect lure innocent people into dangerous worlds. ... Brown’s plot moves slowly at first, then picks up speed in the final third. The book is impeccably researched but occasionally plodding, with too many interesting yet undeveloped threads peppered throughout ...Like a first joint rolled by an enthusiastic but rookie toker, Almost Criminal grips loosely but can’t quite hold together.
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"Charming, wealthy Randle Kennedy has a secret: he's British Columbia's most prolific producer of boutique marijuana. He's developed strains of B.C. Bud to please the most sophisticated palates and produce any desired effect, from a light contemplative buzz to the most mind-warping stone. His medical varieties offer relief for conditions ranging from cancer to Alzheimer's disease. Come legalization, he'll be the first on the market with marijuana's answer to single-malt Scotch. Until that day, he runs a tight operation with terrorist-cell security. Tate MacLane is brilliant, miserable, and broke. Since graduating from high school at age 14, he's failed at university, failed to support his family, failed at everything except making a superb caffe latte. Randle wants a fresh face to front his transactions. Tate desperately needs a mentor and yearns for respect. And money... Then there are the bikers, the muscle with the cross-border connections that Randle needs to bring his product to the American market. Soon Tate finds out that it's harder to get out of the business than to get in."-- P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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