American book-readers and TV-viewers are seeing more and more documentaries and books covering only the violent activities of the illegal drug cartels or, separately, the bottom-level street crimes created by dealers and users. But, little, if any, has been shown or written about the people within the four inner-levels between the top and the bottom: The people that export the products from Columbia; or the people transporting narcotics between countries; or the folks handling the contraband on the coasts; or the men and women making up the intra-country pipelines just above the street-peddlers. Yet, thousands are involved in the middle where the odds of being caught are 100 to 1! One Step Too Far is a mainstream action/thriller novel, based on a true story, about a family of cabinet-makers living on Alabama's Gulf Coast in the 1980s who, unwittingly, got pulled step-by-step into a level of drug distribution, called 'Off-loading and Raking,' that submerged them in smuggling, murder, intrigue, and betrayal. Why they were, after making millions, forced by the cartel's drug czar to retire (or be shot) and then set completely free makes an exciting story that warrants and gets a very explosive ending!
About the Author
Following a thirty-five year career of marketing and manufacturing, Vern spends much of his time writing stories about the many interesting people that he met while traveling the U.S. In between chapters, he is an avid Harley-Davidson rider. He resides next to the Mobile River Delta in Creola, Alabama.