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Mist in the Mountains: How South American Cocaine caused the fall of a Corrupt East Tennessee Sheriff. Based on actual events. Kindle Edition

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Length: 132 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled Language: English

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  • File Size: 3102 KB
  • Print Length: 132 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital South Asia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
great book most is true,i was there 25 March 2014
By EDWARD GOAD - Published on
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i was raised in scott co-- i still spend 6 months a year at my home in helenwood, most of this book is fiction but the pay offs the killings drug running and more is true ,,whoever wrote this book must be about my age 75 buy this book,,i read the whole book in one afternoon ,
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This stuff really happened in the 1980s 9 August 2014
By J.Q.L. 4150 - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I was there! I mean, not there, as in this story, but there, as in-- there in the 80s. Heh. This is wild stuff and you'd see this on the news, so closely that I'm pretty sure I remember this very incident, although for that time and Miami Vice and stuff was very big, these type of tales all sometimes ran together. Creating many urban legends, myth, reality, a place where they all blended... Crazy Decade, man!
One of the things that throws up red flags for me thinking, 'this is the s***,' is the author's peculiar style of writing, not only does this make the reading of history fun, but also interesting... AND, it really makes me think this guy does in fact know what happened. It'll throw you-
The main man is a Luther Parson, he's a sheriff in Scott Co., Tennessee, and he's smuggling cocaine-via plane from S. America. This really did happen! Folks back then were losing their minds-- and this kind of thing, the different cultural meetings that took place between Latin drug barons, and in this case a hillbilly lawman more caught up in 'shine & weed doing the the drug mule turn is just priceless.
It's narrated by a man who you only really know as the 'stranger,' and he manages to tell this whole thing (clearly from an inside position of trust), without giving himself away. That's always a neat trick from a narrators perspective, and it reads like personal biography.
This book was a real good time, often I got lost on whether it was a mystery, a comedy, or a chronicle. But it was fun...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
F.B.I. At Their Finest. 11 August 2014
By terry stone - Published on
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This book is one of the most interesting books I have read in a long time. It’s about a sheriff who is busted by the F.B.I. for trafficking in one of the biggest busts in F.B.I. history. I am always on the lookout for books that tell the hard truth behind dirty law officials. Tennessee has always been a place I would love to visit, but by the way this book makes Scott County sound I think I might visit there before I had originally planned.

This bust is full of moonshine and marijuana smuggling in one of the most beautifully described areas I have ever read in a book. This story has its funny parts, but what amazes me the most and has caught my eye is the history and mystery it reveals about Scott County. I have never read a book by J.H. Gason, but if they are anything like this I look forward to reading more. His new, fresh, writing style has caught my attention and he may have become one of my favorite authors to date. If you are looking for a mystery with a little comedy and yet a true story then this book will be right for you!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
An excellent find - a great story! 12 March 2014
By Ricky M. Hansen Jr. - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
This book gives us a great, inside look at what goes on in the hills of Appalachia. We get peek at one of the largest smuggling operations in the history of the United States. The author writes in a way that puts us in-the-now while making us imagine what it is like to be there in the specific scenes.

Ex. “First day of April ’86, around noon here in the middle of the woods, where just the night before a storm had drenched the mountains.”

You can tell that Gason is well-educated on the topic of the book so the history that is outlined gains instant credibility. This a great geographical read, but will also engage a reader that likes history, crime, cartels, and corruption.

Mist in the Mountains is a great, quick read. Two thumbs up!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Loved it! 6 March 2014
By K. Allen - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Great look at small towns in Tennessee and Kentucky. No spoilers but the scene with the trunk and the Next time I see a possum I am running as fast as I can. That was pretty scary.

Well written and the "true events" were perfectly mixed into a story that the reader could get behind. I would highly recommend!

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