Fly on the Wall: Detective Annie Avants Crime Thriller Book 5

Fly on the Wall


Drug trafficking in Kern County has increased drastically due to Interstate I5, which runs adjacent to Bakersfield, and goes from the Mexican border to Canada. Kern County's many law enforcement agencies work in their own jurisdictions to solve the problem. Sometimes they work together, but most of the time they don't.

The Kern County Narcotics Division (Part of the Gang Suppression Unit) had been investigating a farmhouse along the Interstate 5 corridor for several months. The eight residents of the home were alleged members of a Mexican Cartel that delivered their wares up and down the I5 corridor. This house was just one of many links on I5.

At 3:00 a.m. on April 13, 2014, Detectives Annie Avants and Tom Weston of the Kern County Robbery/Homicide Unit were called to the scene of a combined Narcotics Division/SWAT Team raid gone bad at the farmhouse.

The house was abandoned when they arrived, but a surprise package had been left for the teams. The body of a middle-aged Mexican male had been executed "gang" style and left at the scene.

When Tom and Annie talked to the Narcotics Division leader later that morning, they were informed that the man had been covertly working with them to close this house and get more information on the connections to the Cartel.

The conclusion: someone snitched and tipped off the residents so they could leave, and told them the name of the man who was working with the Narcotics Division.

Later, during their investigation, as Tom reviewed some of the videos made by the Narcotics Division, a figure caught his eye. He asked the video people to enhance the image and, when he was sure what he was seeing, he was shocked.

Was there another undercover person living with the cartel members?

Then, to make matters worse:

Sweet Southern Belle Det. Annie Avants 'Potty-Mouths' The Cartel And Gets An Unplanned "Vacation" In Mexico. Will She Survive?

Then, Annie blasts the cartels on international television - and disappears! Where is she? Will she be killed? Can she escape?

It seems that everybody wants to be a fly on everyone else's wall!

"A very awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very well written cop crime book. It was very easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a large set of unique characters to keep track of. This could also make another great cop crime movie, or better yet a mini TV series or. To be continued? A very easy rating of 5 stars."
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)

". . . a real good book, well written and the story flows and keeps you interested in what is going to happen next.
Congratulations on a well-written book."
Clyde Gibson, Mettler, California


Top Customer Reviews

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4/13-5/13/2014, Alejandro Foncesco (night supervisor, Greenriver Farms, Sinaloa Cartel leader) gathered his men at a old abandoned farmhouse in Kern County.
It was a distribution point for the drug trade (heroin, meth) of the Sinaloa Cartel (US).
Alejandro was loyal to both El Chapo & El Mayo.
Funny thing is the shipment never arrived.
Juan Osorio (Greenriver Farms) was escorted to the center of the room by Enrique, & Ernesto.
Alejandro found out he had been speaking with Lieutenant Nevada Llamas (Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division).
Lieutenant Llamas, Detective Annie Avants (Kern County Sheriff lead investigator Robbery/Homicide Unit), Detective Tom Weston (Annie’s partner), Jesse Greyeyes (Annie’s BF, Kern County Deputy DA), Deputy Sheriff Christine Nielson, Deputy Sheriff Darla Baker, James Schilling (Deputy Coroner), Sergeant Ryn Prothero (Narc Divison) were at the crime scene.
Chief Laine DelMonte’s Technical Investigations team were there also.
Merilee, Michael, Olivia, & George logged/documented & video taped all the evidence of the murder crime scene.
There were lots of Sinaloa Cartel gang members to interview.
Sinaloa State, Mexico, Maria (Juan’s PG wife), & their 2 children: Jorge, & Leya were all executed.What did Tom observe while watching 1 of the crime scene video tapes.
Who is Flavio Raya?
Will the Sinaloa Cartel be brought taken down & brought to justice for their crimes?

Warning: This book contains graphic adult content, or violence, which is only suitable for mature readers. It may be offensive to some readers.

I did not receive any type of compensation for reading & reviewing this book.


Format: Kindle Edition

This is a great book. It is well written and the story flows and keeps you interested in what is going to happen next. Congratulations on a well written book.
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About Renee Benzaim

Renee Benzaim was born in Wenatchee, Washington, but grew up in Northern California. She wrote her first short story when she was in the third grade and discovered her love of putting words on paper.

Her novels include the popular Detective Annie Avants crime fiction series, which is set in Kern County, California. Annie has become very popular with readers and some call her the next "Nancy Drew". She will publish the fifth novel in this series in the Summer of 2016.

Her other books include Coyote's Song, the story of a five-year-old Miwok Indian girl who disappears. Ten years later, a reknowned writer sets out to solve the mystery of Evangeline's disappearance.

In addition, Renee has written three non-fiction books: How to Make Compost; Salsa!; and Can Men Get Yeast Infections?

She lives with her husband in a home and gardens surrounded by a stone wall. This small piece of paradise is the home of an ever=growing number of cats and one shaggy dog.

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