The drug war south of our border and in our hometowns…

As my regular followers know, my next book that I’ve nearly finished is called “Mexican Heat,” and it’s about Marine Sniper and big-time hero Nick Woods, who gets dragged into a military mission as part of the drug wars in Mexico. (The book is the sequel to “Sold Out,” by far my best-selling book to date, and the one that introduces you into the unforgettable and incomparable Nick Woods.)

I’ve done a lot of research for this book, in the hopes it can be as authentic and accurate as possible. And even well over a year into researching the topic and writing it, I still haven’t grown numb to the mind-blowing numbers and over-the-top acts of terror committed by the cartels and gangs involved in the drug trade.

This article I came across the other day really succinctly puts much of my research into perspective. And it even goes so far as to ask if the war on drugs compares to the atrocities of the Nazi’s in World War II or American Slavery.

Read it if you get a moment. It will help open your eyes to what’s happening just south of our border, and probably in the corner of the very community you live in.

The gruesomeness of the drug trade rivals any atrocities in history.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Soldier On” follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to survive the final, miserable months of World War II. And, “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron.