Black Coke is an intelligent thriller - inspired by the author's personal experience of working on social justice in developing countries.
It brings together fast action with vivid story-telling to reveal the true cost of the war on drugs.
The Book has been self-published via Amazon KDP and CreateSpace and is available as eBook and Paperback - released in Oct. 2011 / 516 pages.
About the Book
Deep in the jungles of Colombia, a brutal and fast-growing drugs cartel has genetically-modified cocaine to make it ten times more powerful and addictive than any other drug. They call it:
Nathan Kershner is an agent with the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency and a former special forces operative. Often working undercover, he has single-handedly brought down some of the most wanted criminals in the world.
But when he clashes with the drugs cartel and tries to stem the flow of Black Coke into Europe and the US, he finds himself up against his most difficult assignment yet.
On a mission that takes him from the crack houses of North London to the underground drug labs of southern Colombia, Nathan enters the darkest regions of the war on drugs, where treachery, greed and violence reign.
With the drugs cartel growing in power by the day, Nathan has to decide just how far he is prepared to go to avert disaster.
- "[...] The action scenes are great. The descriptions are vivid. The dialogue is gripping. Excellent story-telling over all. I agree with the other reviewer who says that Grenton's books are better than many of the blockbusters that are churned out.
I was particularly shocked to find out about how the drugs war is decimating South America. The madness of it all comes out strongly throughout the book. Read Black Coke if you want to be entertained and well informed." - Helen Kirsten
- "[...] I really liked Grenton's first novel, The Somali Doctrine, which I found absorbing and a great read. Black Coke is even better - far superior to the books produced by many of the blockbuster thriller writers. So go ahead and read it. You won't regret it! " - Alicia Jones
- "I've just finished reading Black Coke and really enjoyed it. It's a roller coaster ride - if you like action packed adventure Bourne Identity / Bond style, you'll enjoy this! " - John Keane
- "[...] The book is extremely well written and James Grenton has undertaken considerable research as a backdrop to the story; he even supplies details of some of the wide range of material that he used as preparation for the novel. This produces a well developed plot, some very well portrayed characters and a narrative that moves along at a very fast pace indeed.
I would suggest that this plot could very easily be turned into a really great film script and I for one would actually be interested in seeing it. I haven't read of Grenton's work before, but I'm definitely going to be looking out for other stories by him. " - Mole (Amazon - Top 500 Reviewer)
About the Author
He traveled across Africa, Asia and South America, visiting projects in the most difficult circumstances. This includes farmers trying to defend themselves against violent groups of illegal loggers in Honduras, young people campaigning for peace against drug-trafficking gangs in El Salvador, indigenous people setting up solar projects in northern Argentina, former soldiers seeking rehabilitation in Somaliland, and leprosy patients living in an isolated village in Madagascar.
James Grenton is also a keen student of the social sciences, having completed a PhD in sociology and an MA in economics.
He's been writing since the age of 12, when he wrote his first novella. He's also a journalist by training and spent the first few years of his career working as a reporter for an international news-wire and a think tank.
He always loved writing. James Grenton's first novel, the Somali Doctrine, was accepted by one of the world's leading literary agents. However, he decided to go the indie route - and has never looked back. Being an Indie Author gives so much more freedom and enjoyment.
Links to the Author and the Book
Link to James Grenton's Blog
Link to the Book Black Coke with Excerpt on Amazon.com (US)
Link to the Book Black Coke with Excerpt on Amazon (UK)