Review of ‘Surrogate’

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Paul Medved, a former MACV-SOG soldier, works as an undercover narc in Pittsburgh. He’s been undercover so long, he’s one of the force’s most effective operators, but he’s no longer able to go back to being a regular cop. The drug war in south Florida and the Caribbean is heating up, and DEA is hot to get one of the main players behind it, Haiti-based drug kingpin, Herve Villafranca. They request operational assistance from Paul. At the same time, another government agency learns that the drug cartels are involved in international terrorism, and they want Paul as an asset to track down those behind it all. Paul takes on this job as well, but soon finds that it’s a challenge playing the triple game.

Surrogate by Regis P. Sheehan is a chillingly real story of the nexus between illegal drugs and terrorism. It reads as if it was ripped from the daily news. Although, there are a large number of digressions as the local history of places or organizations is given, this only slows the flow of reading a tad. The story would still be entertaining without them, but they weren’t unappreciated.

All in all, an entertaining read. I give it four stars.

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