Gray Ghost : While on a fly fishing vacation to Andros Island in the Bahamas, narcotics detectives Dix and Peterson discover their fishing guides were killed when a sudden blast of gunfire fractured their speedboat, Gray Ghost. Local gossip has it that Gray Ghost went to the ocean floor with a hundred million dollars worth of cocaine in the hull. Dix and Peterson are drawn into helping their island friends, and chase down leads in Miami as well as the Bahamas until they identify the diabolical plot of the man known only as The Caller…and then the trouble really starts. "When two Miami narcotic officers take a fishing trip to the Bahamas, they can't leave the drug world behind...Deftly told by the author, detective and avid fly fisher Chris Swinney, this book will hook any reader of mystery fiction." —Sunny Frazier, author of the Christy Bristol Astrology Mysteries
Paperback: 196 pages Publisher: Dark Oak Mysteries (July 2, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 1610091078 ISBN-13: 978-1610091077 Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 12.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies) Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (32 customer reviews) Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #324,810 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Editorial Reviews Review This fast paced thriller-mystery by homicide and narcotics investigator, Chris Swinney, hooks the reader on page one (sort of like a bass) and keeps that reader on the line till the very last page. Dix and Petersen are likable guys, two colleagues just trying to enjoy a fishing vacation in a paradise setting, when they happen upon some foul play. How can two top-flight narcotics officers resist a lure like that? Now, they are the ones who are hooked! You will be, too. I love the short chapters-- they keep the action fresh. Never a dull moment. -Marta Chausee
A friend of mine just gave me this book and recommended reading it as she thought it was a really good mystery by a new author. She was absolutely right. Gray Ghost kept me reading till late in the night to see if Dix can save the day. The author is very knowledgeable with the weapons used as well as the tactics involved in a drug take down. I even checked out the Springfield XD subcompact pistol used in the book to see if it was truly a real weapon. Sure enough. Looking forward to the next one in the series. Kudos to the author. -Ken
For my first Mystery book I loved it! It is an easy read that you won't want to put down. Each page pulls you into the story, full of details and has you wanting more. I cannot wait for more books by C.L. Swinney! I am now a new mystery reader thanks to Gray Ghost. -Jkashyap
In a sea of anti-police rhetoric, its nice to see 'Gray Ghost' stand out for its clarity...to explain the underworld of drugs and focus on good cops. C.L. Swinney, being a recognized expert in the field of narcotics... takes the reader on a thrill ride of suspense that grabs a hold of you from page one and doesn't let go...Swinney hit a home run with this fictional piece that made this reader feel as if I was reading courtroom transcripts from an actual case file. A page turner does not describe how wonderful and easily this book reads...
Most Helpful Customer Reviews 6 of 6 people found the following review helpful Gray Ghost rivals most Baldacci cop novels in my opinion. By Richard smith on August 13, 2013 Format: Paperback Amazon Verified Purchase In a sea of anti-police rhetoric, its nice to see 'Gray Ghost' stand out for its clarity, honesty and willingness to explain the underworld of drugs and focus on good cops. C.L. Swinney, being a recognized expert in the field of narcotics investigation takes the reader on a thrill ride of suspense that grabs a hold of you from page one and doesn't let go until the end. Being an investigator myself I can vouch for Swinney's knowledge as it was displayed throughout the book in the form of tactics and common practices used by today's enforcement agents. Swinney hit a home run with this fictional piece that made this reader feel as if I was reading courtroom transcripts from an actual case file. A page turner does not describe how wonderful and easily this book reads. Rest assured I will be first in line for the second book this wonderful new Author comes out with. -Rick Smith
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful Awesome story! By Deborah A Hillgardner on July 5, 2013 Format: Paperback What an amazing story- from an amazing first time novelist. Such a compelling read, looking forward to more great books from this author. 5 of 5 people found the following review helpful Perfect Summer Read! By Harriet Fox on July 15, 2013 Format: Paperback Amazon Verified Purchase C.L. Swinney's writing implanted me right in the Bahamas walking one step behind the fascinating characters and story as if I was witnessing it with my own eyes. Gray Ghost is a book that is hard to put down and leaves the reader wanting more. Having now gone into the dark underworld of narcotics with Detectives Dix and Peterson, I sure hope to travel with them again! 4 of 4 people found the following review helpful perfect for beach reading! By Christine Schreibstein on July 19, 2013 Format: Paperback Amazon Verified Purchase
Gray Ghost is CL Swinney's first novel, and lucky for us, not his last. While mis-spellings are profuse (hence the not '5' star rating) CL's story line has all the makings of a major motion picture movie. Yes really. Using the Carribbean as the locale, CL plops two city cops into the mix; snarky, wise-crackin' and high-connected cops. They quickly integrate with the locals to uncover two murders, drugs and .... well you'll just have to read the rest now, won't you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful Great New Author By Outnumbered on July 10, 2013 Format: Paperback Amazon Verified Purchase A fast-action story that kept me intrigued to the end. I appreciate the author's vivid descriptions of key characters and locations. Looking forward to more from C.L. Swinney. http://www.amazon.com/Gray-Ghost-C-LSwinney/dp/1610091078/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1377552384&sr=81&keywords=c+l+swinney