Today I’m really thrilled to have a good friend, Coral Russell, as a visitor. Coral is one of the founders of The Indie Exchange, and an excellent writer in her own right. Today, as part of her Sacrifice Book Tour, she’s telling us (or rather, showing us) how drugs get into the US.
Once you’re done watching the video, come over to the tour home page for a chance to win great prizes including gift cards and a Kindle Fire.
How Drugs Get into the United States
This video is a graphic representation of how drugs are smuggled into the U.S. On the Juarez border alone it’s an estimate forty to sixty billion dollar business. The only issue I have is the majority of the drugs, ninety percent, comes from Mexico.
On the El Paso side, which doesn’t have the violence that Mexico does, it’s at least a multi-million dollar business because the drugs and money have to sit and wait for distribution. El Paso makes large drug seizures of three hundred thousand pounds or more but it is still a drop in the bucket compared to the overall amount that makes it into the U.S.
When Mexican drug cartels fight for control along the border, Juarez becomes the murder capital of the world. In El Paso, Texas it’s drug business as usual: a grifter sets out to buy her freedom, a car salesman runs drugs to make his fortune, a gang leader battles to rise among the ranks of the cartel, and a detective and his wife are ripped apart by a family secret. Everyone’s fate lies in the hands of an old woman. Will she let the past die with her or take revenge the only way she knows how?
Sacrifice is a fast-paced, gritty story that’ll keep you guessing, gasping, and gripping your eBook.
Now available from Amazon.
Coral Russell runs the blog http://alchemyscrawl.com where she reviews Indie books/authors. “By the end of 2013, I will have read close to 300 Indie titles. I can vouch that the quality and diversity of Indie authors is worth investing in.” On the blog you can find links to her on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and Google+ and email.
Ms. Russell won the 2003 McCaleb Peace Initiative which produced the non-fiction articles Peace on the Peninsula. All profit from the sale of that eBook goes to rebuilding Joplin, MO.
Titles available: Amador Lockdown, Playing with Fire (Devil of a Ghost Tour and Key to a Haunting), Peace on the Peninsula, The DIY Guide to Social Media Marketing and eBook Publishing, and Twelve Worlds (profit goes to Reading is Fundamental).
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