Four Pebbles on a Bench

Gary Slavin


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George Price is a retired detective who lives in a quiet, wealthy Long Island community, where the residents jog around the community park to stay in shape. George’s instincts are piqued one morning when a beautiful dark-haired woman quickly gets out of her brand-new black Range Rover, picks up four pebbles, places them on the bench in front of her car, and then quickly walks away. However, as she leaves, she is arrested by police for a hit-and-run. According to police, she was high on drugs and hit a child on a bike.George’s detective talents are sent into overdrive when the local news station reported that an older woman died of a drug overdose. As the picture flashed on the TV screen, George recognized her from the community park. Every morning, she jogged like he did around the park; it didn’t make sense that she would take her own life. That’s when he reached out to a fellow retired detective, Neil Vincent, to get to the bottom of this.In trying to figure out who really killed the woman, Neil and George uncover a drug ring, a drug cartel, the MS-13, and the involvement of the Chinese state secret police and a corrupt FBI agent. The story takes you from Long Island to Mexico to Idaho and an amazing flight to the historic Easter Island west of Chile.Reader Reviews:Neil L. said: “just finished your book i truly enjoyed it and congratulations on a job well done. “Patricia R.: “it helped me relax; Great story really enjoying the characters.”Christine O.: “the author’s backdrop for FOUR PEBBLES ON A BENCH is a well establish, somewhat affluent locale on long island but could be any town, USA. The primary protagonist is drugs, that has touched society at all levels, knowing and dealing with the competition is a life and death matters.the secondary protagonist is a homeless, hopeless, disenfranchised former military woman who rises from small supplier to a formidable threat. as she makes money and continues her business, her mentors offer suggestions and her foes pose threats, while law enforcement, at several levels, are as untrustworthy as her enemies. her success has a price tag. she focuses on extricating herself from the daily activities and escaping from the past in order to survive. how she achieves this will amuse the reader as much as she was intrigued by FOUR PEBBLES ON A BENCH. “