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OICKLE, Vernon. Busted : Nova Scotia's War on Drugs. (Halifax, NS) : Nimbus Publishing Ltd, (1997). First Edition. Pp (7),viii-x,1-213,(1). Illustrated with 15 b&w photos and a map in the text. 8vo (150 x 227 mm), photo-illustrated purple cardcovers, with white, yellow, red and metallic red lettering to spine.
Vernon L. Oickle, (b. 1961, Liverpool Nova Scotia).
"Behind the pastoral beauty and serenity of Nova Scotia's numerous coastal communities a war is going on. On one side are the smugglers and dealers in narcotics, an illegal billion-dollar trade; on the other the province's law enforcement officers supported by an international network of drug-law enforcers. Caught in the middle are the drug addicts, their families, and an assortment of ordinary people who become embroiled in a deadly trade that destroys people's lives, and breaks their hearts.
Historically, the jagged coastline of Nova Scotia has been a haven for smugglers, a safe place to land and store illegal loot until it could be filtered overland to Canadian and American markets. But never have the stakes been so high or the consequences of being caught so severe. And never have so many innocent people's lives been affected by the products being smuggled, or so many local livelihoods been dependent on the spoils of the war.
In Busted, Vernon Oickle, a newspaper reporter on Nova Scotia's South Shore, traces the involvement of one man who got caught in the crossfire. His story focuses on the players in this war that threatens the fabric of our society, as they carry on their dirty business despite the concentrated efforts of the law." - cover.
1. The Big Picture;
2. Between a Rock and a Hard Place;
3. Dubious Distinctions;
4. The Queens County Challenge;
5. The Shelbourne County Connection;
6. The Slippery Slope;
7. Dangerous Days and Dirty Laundry;
8. The South Shore and Beyond;
9. Off the High Seas [pp.144-158];
10. Pushing it to the Limit;
11. In Plain-Clothes or in Uniform;
12. A Legacy of Suffering.
Very good. 20.00
Title: Busted : Nova Scotia's War on Drugs. First Edition
Publisher: Nimbus Publishing, Halifax, 1997, ISBN:1551092271: 1997
ISBN Number: 1551092271
ISBN Number 13: 9781551092270
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