Palm Trees and Snowflakes by Scott Bury

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    Scott Bury has the ability to crawl into your psyche and imagination and leave you stunned at what you’ve just read. He doesn’t simply put Hawaii on the printed page. He leads you inside Hawaii, and you feel the same fear that confronts all of his characters. Scott bury is a master storyteller.

    Snowflake has a whole new meaning in Hawaii. The new designer drug being trafficked through Oahu gives users the perfect high—and slowly kills them.

    In Honolulu, where the palm trees are strung with lights for the holidays, FBI Special Agents Vanessa Storm and Ken Yamada have their hands full trying to stop this deadly flow. Faulty intel brings the agents into a deadly firefight, which yields even more puzzles.

    How do the drug lords change their smuggling routes and methods with every single shipment? Vanessa’s handsome, charming, and untrustworthy ex-boyfriend might have the answer.

    About Scott Bury:

    Scott Bury
    Scott Bury

    Scott Bury can’t stay in one category.

    After a twenty-year career in journalism, he turned to writing fiction. Sam, the Strawb Part, a children’s story, came out in 2011, with all the proceeds going to an autism charity. Next was a paranormal short story for grown-ups, Dark Clouds.

     The Bones of the Earth, a historical fantasy, came out in 2012. It was followed in 2013 with One Shade of Red, an erotic romance.

    Army of Worn Soles, published in 2014, tells the true story of Maurice Bury, a Canadian drafted into the USSR’s Red Army to face the German invasion of the Soviet Union.

    Invited to participate in two Kindle Worlds, he published Torn Roots: A Lei Crime Kindle World Novella and Jet – Stealth: A Jet Kindle World Novella. Both came out in July 2015.

    In between writing books and blog posts, Scott helped found an author’s cooperative publishing venture, Independent Authors International. He is also President of author’s professional association BestSelling Reads.

    You can find more about Scott Bury, and contact him through his website, http://www.writtenword.ca, his blog, Written Words, and on Twitter @ScottTheWriter.

    Review by Cathy:

    This short story packs a punch, offering action, romance, a well-thought out plot, and wraps up with a nice touch of family hoping to get together for the Christmas Holiday.

    The story opens up with a bang, pitting F.B.I. Agent Vanessa Storm, along with her colleagues, against the distribution deal of a deadly drug dubbed Snowflake. Faulty intelligence leaves them outgunned, an officer down, and the trip home for the holidays in jeopardy. An unplanned and surprise visit by an ex-boyfriend might be the break she’s looking for, in more ways than one.

    Will she be able to solve the case in time to go home?

    This was my first introduction to the Lei Crime series, and I highly recommend.

    Review by Caleb Pirtle III:

    In Palm Trees and Snowflakes, Scott Bury proves a good author doesn’t need a lot of words or a lot of pages to tell a brilliant and compelling story. The novelette is short. The power it packs is explosive.

    Le Crime Series has given him a wonderful background: Hawaii, steep with mystery, intrigue, and folklore. It is an island that can be as deadly as it is beautiful. FBI agent Vanessa Storm has known it for a long time. She finds out once again, up close and personal just how violent a few minutes in her life can be.

    A designer drug has found its way into the islands. Want a perfect high? This is the drug for you. Want to die? Don’t take it. The drug, known as Snowflake, will kill you.

    Vanessa Storm is facing the holidays. She plans to go home for Christmas. Now she only hopes she will survive the holidays and live through Christmas.

    Scott Bury has the ability to crawl into your psyche and imagination and leave you stunned at what you’ve just read. He doesn’t simply put Hawaii on the printed page. He leads you inside Hawaii, and you feel the same fear that confronts all of his characters. Scott bury is a master storyteller.