Author: Mark Hunter
Integrity is a word which was uttered on nightly newscasts for months after an anonymous but calculating White House intern introduced herself to the President. Integrity is a word emblazoned on the front page of every law enforcement manual in the country and it’s a concept affirmed by every individual who ever accepts a position of public trust. Its also a notion which is the focus of The Powder, Their Paper and Pools of Blood. This novel is a first person account of a DEA Agent, initially an honorable young man with noble intentions to pursue a vocation in federal law enforcement. As his career progresses, he permits himself to become seduced by the enviable lifestyles of those he investigates. He begins by pocketing purposeless trinkets and trivial amounts of money, rationalizing his behavior each and every time he consummates an act that he recognizes to be morally repugnant. The ease by which the Agent, Mark Connors, consummates his thefts nourishes his appetite for more lucrative and exciting acts of dishonesty until he is a witness to the most deplorable act one human being can do to another. The Powder, Their Paper and Pools of Blood is a dark and captivating slice of fiction which includes accurate information about real tactics employed by the agents and offices of the Drug Enforcement Administration.