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Lost River by J. Todd Scott

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This is a novel of the drug epidemic set in fictional Angel, Kentucky, and told in three voices. Trey is a local studying to be a medic. Casey is a Drug Enforcement Agent (DEA) who sees herself as independent of local law enforcement. Paul Mayfield is a former police chief whose own young wife has succumbed to addiction. "Scott, a 25-year veteran of the DEA, writes with authority about the drug crisis.” -- Publishers Weekly. “This grim, gritty novel captures the feeling of hopelessness that the opioid epidemic brings… Well-told but raw as an open wound and not for the squeamish.”—Kirkus Reviews. “Scott pushes his narrative to its wild conclusion in rich, organic prose.”—Booklist. This is the fourth novel by J. Todd Scott who is a Kentucky native and has had a DEA career of more than twenty years.

New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons: a 2021 first paperback edition of a 2020 hardback release by the same publisher. 496 pages. Trade paperback.