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Steele Blue

An undercover detective falls in love with the drug kingpin she must take down before cherry meth moves into her son's school.

Steele Blue

An undercover detective falls in love with the drug kingpin she must take down before cherry meth moves into her son's school.

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Last updated May 27, 2015

About

Writing this novel, STEELE BLUE, was a labor of love for me, as it allowed me to reminisce about my dad’s life as a cop. Every night at the dinner table he shared stories of actual cases that he worked, giving me unique insights into his world.

When I was in high school, dad and his lieutenant asked me to go undercover and infiltrate several drinking parties, one of which included thieves that had stolen over ten thousand dollars from local merchants. The cops were close to making a bust until I learned that a different group had framed the teens.

Dad also put me in touch with a friend who hired me to go undercover and shoot photos to prove insurance fraud. My experiences gave me a real sense of stakeouts and instilled a certain level of fear when I hung out at the targeted illegitimate bar packed with immoral people.

I also had a friend who worked for the FBI and went undercover for several years, making significant drug busts at a global level. All of these experiences have combined into the base elements that drive this novel.

Steele Blue is an adventure story about Cassie Steele, who during the night that the Chicago Opera House burned lost her previous memories to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. A dozen years later, with only new memories intact, the maverick detective infiltrated drug kingpin Diaz’s empire as his mistress.

Struggling to be a good mom for her teen son, Cassie attempts to stop the new blend of cherry meth from entering Chicago schools. But in her desperation to regain her memory and take down the notorious Diaz, Cassie pushes in too close to the kingpin.

Deep feelings rise toward the man who adorns her with accessories worth more than her pension, forcing Cassie to decide between an immoral life of wealth and power, and a moral code that she can’t remember if she holds dear.

Filled with action and adventure, Steele Blue follows Cassie to the point of no return, where she must decide in an instant between crossing the line to accept Diaz’s love and filling him full of lead.

Risks and challenges

Writing a novel is very different than a screenplay, short story or non-fiction work. Since this is my first novel, I'm a bit concerned that I'll need to find a really helpful editor. Should the editor find numerous rewrites necessary to bring my writing up to par, then the project dates will get pushed back. But, hopefully all will go well and be accomplished in a reasonable time frame.

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