2005 has been a bad year for Chief Assistant Prosecutor William Maitland with the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville, Florida. His gorgeous blonde wife, Debbie, entirely too good for him, dumped him for a tall,, dark and handsome colleague at the University of North Florida. His gorgeous lover, Aline des-Jardins, regretfully dumped him for her tall, dark and handsome French prosecutor husband and son. The inhumanly beautiful Myra Martinez dumped him because he was getting too serious about her. As "The Angel of Death" he has become the target of the deadliest drug cartel in Mexico. As the lead prosecutor of a high ranking cartel leader, he is facing an attack by a guerilla army led by the "most dangerous man in the world." He has launched a prosecution of a man who beat his wife and unborn son to death with a tire iron. a prosecution he can't win but won't quit. He has made an enemy of the most evil lawman in the world, Sheriff Blud, who runs his small empire in the center of Florida with more money than God, alligators, and a force of killers led by Deputy Tommy Deacon. And worse, Jeremy Prentice a Justice Department official, leads a task force that has decided Maitland is dirty and is either working with or for one of the oldest and most dangerous crime cartels in South America. The odds against Maitland surviving , or winning out against all these foes, is impossible, But those who know him the best would say never bet against him. because while he may not be the best husband or lover, he knows no fear and following his hero father' example, he will always do the right thing, no matter how daunting the odds.
BIOGRAPHY Daniel Quentin Steele is a Jacksonville author and native Floridian. A former educator, he has been a journalist and public relations professional. He has covered and reported on crime and cops, courts and trials in several Florida cities. He has worked as a speech writer and political and media consultant. He has had one novel published in the U.S. and Great Britain as well as short stories published in the U.S., Canada, Australia and England.
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