Review by Joan Hall: "In Douglas Valentine's A Crow's Dream "there is / No dark side to / The planet anymore." Other mysteries are ominous: "How much of all that seems certain / Could vanish with a word?" The natural world is tangible to Valentine as he prunes trees or watches "ghostly columns of frozen mist arise" from the Contoocook River in winter. Yet all is not lyric. Sinister characters abound, and love is uncertain, although it may redeem you; and, as in Ovid, characters who seem stable change other forms-birds, perhaps. Sometimes Valentine channels Robert Frost, sometimes old ballads, sometimes the Surrealists. So Enjoy! "
Non-Fiction History - It's Out
This exposť documents previously unknown aspects of the history of federal drug law enforcement from the formation of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs and the creation of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) up until the present day. Learn how the CIA hijacked federal drug enforcement and, with the help of well placed agents and politicians, turned it into an adjunct of national security.
"...highlighting the names and black deeds of an outlandish cast of wayward narcs, killer-spooks and globe-trotting godfathers (Wolf) is an expose of the never-ending lap-dance between organized crime and the national security establishment,"
"Valentine has shined a bright light into the darkest corner of the Vietnam War, and one of the darkest in American history." -- Nicholas Proffitt, author of Gardens of Stone.
"A fantastic read." -- Mike Levine, author of The New York Times bestseller, Deep Cover.
"A soldier's fascinating story of wartime survival and betrayal...a shocking denouement." -- Paul Bach, literary critic.