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Book details
  • Genre:TRUE CRIME
  • SubGenre:Murder / Serial Killers
  • Language:English
  • Pages:240
  • eBook ISBN:9780982769027

One Wrong Move

Can Kill

by Elaine Fields Smith

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Struggling to escape a whirlwind of drugs and coldblooded murder, a young man fights to overcome the allure of greed and power to save his sanity...and his life.
Gunfire. Murder. Terrifying emotions flood Alan Meyer’s psyche after he becomes involved with a captain in a major Mexican drug cartel. Rico Coronado is a ruthless psychopath who entices customers and women with his charms, then uses them as is necessary to reach his goal: more money, more drugs, and more power. Alan’s nightmare begins when a routine appointment becomes a scene of cold blooded murder in March 1988. Witnessing Coronado’s kidnapping of a woman and child and killing of an innocent bystander ensnares Alan into a world he never knew existed. Taking refuge in the drugs, he fears for his and his family’s lives and makes the worst possible move—afraid to do anything—he obeys Coronado’s orders. The unwarranted and ruthless murder of three more people propels Alan deeper into the world of crime. Nightmares haunt his sleep. Fear of capture fills his days. After he is arrested, he sets forth an effort toward atonement by telling the FBI the entire story. His subsequent incarceration for over twenty years brings nightmares of punishment for what he had done. A tortured soul, he must find his own kind of peace within the prison walls. This was the story found in the actual court transcript of the 1990 Capital Murder trial of Genero Camacho, Jr. Character names were changed to protect the identities of those who wished to remain anonymous, yet the actual testimony they gave during that trial is the basis for “One Wrong Move.” The circumstances and descriptions of the crimes are completely fact based where characterizations, backgrounds and dialog are the tools Elaine Fields Smith used to create this hair raising yet, believable, tale.
About the author
A native Texan and the daughter of survivors of the Depression and World War II, Elaine has a unique perspective on life and is able to relay that through her writing. Her first book, "Ridin' Around," chronicles her college days with good friends and good times. "One Wrong Move," based on a true crime in Texas is her new release. Married for 30 years and living in Central Texas, she loves to garden, party with friends, and express emotion through her writing. Blazing Star Books is an independent publisher ready to help new writers achieve their dreams.