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High Crimes on the High Seas 29 April 2004
By cindy keezer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio Cassette
High Crimes is the best of William Deverell's books, and they're all great. This one follows a couple of Newfoundlanders on a drug deal, and the flavour and personality of the true Newf comes straight through the text. Highly entertaining, exciting, funny and, I suspect, more accurate than most of us realize. A book to be read again and again.
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A brilliant suspence - smuggling on the High Seas 13 April 2013
By Marc - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
This is a review of the audio version of High Crimes by William Deverell Narrated by Steve Scherf, Maggie Scherf.

I picked up this audiobook on the strength of Needles (Deverell's first book, also narrated by Steve Scherf), which I listened to a few weeks back. That was an interesting book, good enough for me to go and get the other two available on audio.

High Crimes is a great story, particularly when read by Steve and Maggie Scherf. I listen to a lot of audio books and I didn't realize how bland some of them are, most being read with only light inflections (if any at all) to distinguish between the characters. If you enjoy audio books, then pick this one up, simply as a demonstration of how books should be read. It's easy to distinguish the characters, the accents are incredibly well done, and the reading clear and a pleasure to follow.
High crimes is the story of Pete Kerrivan, an old school Newfoundland smuggler. The story starts with he and his crew being acquitted (on a technicality) of smuggling marijuana into Canada, thereby earning the distinction of being targeted by RCMP Inspector Harold Mitchell, who will stop at nothing to put Kerrivan behind bars. Kerrivan's problem is that, while he was freed, the boatload of marijuana was destroyed, and Kerrivan had bought it on consignment ... so now he owes a Colombian drug lord a boatload of money. So he hatches a scheme to smuggle in the biggest load of marijuana ever brought into Canada. Mitchell believes something is going to happen and plots his revenge, bringing the US Drug Enforcement Agency in to the plan. From Newfoundland to Colombia to Miami to Newfoundland, it's a question of who is leading whom, and on what merry chase.
The ending is completely unexpected and after you get your breath back, you realize how fitting it is.
Great book. Fantastic reading. 5 stars.
Well written novel 13 July 2014
By David - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Well written and fast moving. The events tie together in a logical way that makes the story compelling and keeps the reader engaged. Yet, at the same time, very entertaining.
Deverall's second and best book along with Needles (his first) 8 July 2014
By Sean Trane - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Deverall's second and best book along with Needles (his first)... Funny he never seem to strike it as good since.
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