Written by a former undercover narcotics officer in Texas, the central character in this novel is a woman police officer, Kristen Cates. Together with her lover and partner she becomes a drug user in order to mix undercover with addicts, with devastating consequences.
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Lacking cohesion and slow moving to begin with, this story of drug addiction, police corruption, and attempted murder becomes almost painfully intense. Even before attending police academy, Kristen Cates works as an undercover narcotics agent in Pasadena, Texas, falls in love with detective Jim Raynor, and learns to do drugs. Much of the book details the couple's debilitating, pressured routine of hanging out, making buys, gathering (and fabricating) evidence, and ultimately testifying in court against their "friends." Wozencraft's first novel is convincing and realistic, and although it is sometimes a mite heavy-handed, it is always disturbing. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 12/89.
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While working undercover in Texas, 21-year-old narcotics agent Kristen Cates realizes that she and her lover/partner, Jim Raynor, have become drug addicts. " In total command of her material, its language and procedures, and without resort to sensationalism, Wozencraft, a former undercover cop, writes of a world in which pain . . . is nearly palpable," said PW. Author tour.
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Book Description Random House, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110679729933
Book Description Random House, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0679729933