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January 4, 2013 by Don Nelson (Register to contact)

“Epidemic of Choice – A DEA Story,” by Don Nelson, a former Embassy Marine Security Guard in Madrid, Spain, and a retired DEA Agent, is a Suspense/Thriller recently published by Amazon Kindle e-books, now available for down loading.
When Jake Shaunessey got his transfer orders to the Minneapolis office, he was all smiles. His years as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration in San Diego had been grueling. His adrenalin glands were tired of pumping. His head was tired of the San Diego defense lawyers and their long lines of clients. Minnesota sounded great. Jake welcomed the break. His wife shared his attitude. But later, Jake and his wife get slapped with a new realization about the good life in Minnesota.
Drug kingpins and their minions secretly established their networks. The entire state…flooded with heroin. The violent crime rate…sky rocketed. ERs and morgues…crammed with heroin lovers. Bullets are flying. Innocent bystanders…killed on the streets, and even in their own back yards. No one feels safe.
The media catches the scent and reacts with a vengeance. With the heat on, the DEA sits squarely on the hot seat. The boss gives Jake a directive: Put your expertise to work. Clean up this mess. Take the damned heat off. OR ELSE!
A very tall order, indeed. Huge challenges confront Jake and his team. He plunges headlong into the case. At first some promise: Numerous leads come quickly. But the disappointments come just as fast. Violence, havoc, or corpses confront the agents at every turn. At the same time, serious problems, both in the office and at home, plague his life. Jake knows any one of them could shoot down the heroin investigation. If that happens, the Land-of-10,000-Lakes, as Minnesota is known, will become a murky cesspool, filled with tragic headlines and dead bodies.
Finally: a break. Jake probes deep into the bowels of the heroin ring. More blood spills.
But this time it’s his.
Author, Don Nelson served four years in the Marine Corps from 1964 to 1968. After his separation from the Corps, and earning his BA degree from the University of Minnesota, he was offered a position as a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, where he served until his retirement. During his event-filled 21 year DEA career, he was awarded five commendations. At one point the DEA purchased his home and relocated him and his family with urgency after agents uncovered a sinister plot by an organized group of drug traffickers to have him murdered.
Following his retirement, his wife was awarded a commendation for her unwavering support of her husband and the DEA mission.

Recently published novel

January 2, 2013 by Don Nelson (Register to contact)

Amazon Kindle Books has recently published a novel entitled, "Epidemic of Choice - A DEA Story," written by Don Nelson, Class of 1962. Don was a DEA Special Agent for 21 years until he retired. The novel, while a work of fiction, centers around many of his experiences while enforcing federal narcotics laws. Much of the novel takes place in the Fargo/Moorhead area, as well as northern Minnesota and the Twin Cities. It is in the genre of fiction/mystery/thrillers, and has been well received.

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Crews hope to finish streets on fringes of Moorhead underpass this fall  INFORUM

Moorhead High School Dismissing Early  KVRR

Moorhead School District approves purchase of Sam's Club site for career and tech academy  INFORUM

'It was life-changing': Lacrosse has arrived at Moorhead High School  INFORUM

Moorhead High Theater Presents “Winnie-the-Pooh” & Special Play Day Event  AM 1100 The Flag WZFG

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Moorhead School Board approves Nov. 5 special election  INFORUM

Moorhead DQ Offers Spuddy Dilly Bars in Honor of Moorhead High School  KVRR

Streak Stoppers: Cards Fall In Girls' Tennis, Soccer  Voice Of Alexandria

4-peat: Spuds speech team captures 4th consecutive state championship  INFORUM

Former Spuds great set to become head coach of Moorhead girls hockey team  INFORUM

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Kids pretend to fundraise for school project in alleged Moorhead scam  INFORUM

Moorhead High School graduation rate soars, challenges remain  Inforum

Moorhead lacrosse well prepared for first varsity season  INFORUM

Shooting hoax at Moorhead High School  Valley News Live

How Moorhead High School students became 'Spuds'  Inforum

Former Moorhead hockey players relive all the stories from the 2009 win over Edina  INFORUM

PHOTO: Moorhead Public Schools hits highest opening-day enrollment since 1972  INFORUM

Kraft tagged as new Spuds girls hockey coach  Detroit Lakes Online

Moorhead begins plans for an aquatic center, community space  INFORUM

McFeely: Kovash took pride in being a Spud and worked to make sure others did, too  INFORUM

Forgotten Moorhead mural may get new home  Star Tribune

Moorhead Police help save man locked underneath bridge  KVRR

Former Moorhead hockey player to make NHL debut Tuesday  INFORUM

Moorhead picks Fugleberg as new wrestling coach  Inforum

2017 Moorhead High School graduating class  West Fargo Pioneer

Former Moorhead Spuds hockey standout Cullen signs with Pittsburgh for his 21st NHL season  Grand Forks Herald

Cardinals renew rivalry with Moorhead  Alexandria Echo Press

Three file for Moorhead City Council in southeast ward  INFORUM

Fargo Oak Grove's football game moved to Moorhead  INFORUM

Moorhead's former superintendent passes away after fight with cancer  INFORUM

Field of candidates grows to 12 for two open Moorhead City Council seats as filings close  INFORUM

5 things to know today: Construction update, Pink tax, Moorhead school, Insulin price, 3 percenter  INFORUM

WATCH: Moorhead's Harden-Hayes hits milestone on the basketball court  INFORUM

Your daily commute: Repair work causing brief detours again  INFORUM

Officials: On-campus parking awaits MSUM fireworks crowd, but traffic exodus will take time  INFORUM

Roofs collapse at church, 3 businesses after heavy snow hits Fargo-Moorhead area  INFORUM

Mobile meals: A taste of Fargo-Moorhead's food truck scene  INFORUM

After resident feedback, Moorhead puts new identity logo on hold  INFORUM

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Natural Gas Service Restored To All Moorhead Xcel Energy Customers  KVRR

Fargo North High School plans to install artificial turf  INFORUM

Cards Pull Away At Moorhead, Advance To 2-0 | Cardinal Sports  Voice Of Alexandria

Matt Cullen: 'It's hard to believe that this is the end, but here I am'  Bring Me The News

Minority parents to Moorhead school board: Stop racial bullying, taunts, inattentive teachers  Inforum

WATCH: Moorhead family using hockey to heal after mother's passing  INFORUM

A former Moorhead man competing on 'Jeopardy' this week. Who is Ryan Vesledahl?  INFORUM

Moorhead's newest bar, Harold's, taps into history  INFORUM

Wild turkeys aren't leaving Moorhead because SD department says birds are 'too urban'  INFORUM

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Moorhead, DGF schools see rise in enrollment  Inforum

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Our Rides Road Trip: Celebrating Pride in Fargo-Moorhead  Lavender Magazine

Moorhead High homecoming king, queen crowned  Inforum

After 2500-plus sky-dives, 81-year-old Minnesotan dies in Montana after parachute mishap  Star Tribune

Violin store donates bass to 30-year-old Moorhead woman battling cancer  INFORUM

From alleyways to rooftops, Fargo-Moorhead restaurants take their food outside  INFORUM

Pink tax: Women are paid less but paying more for products and services  INFORUM

Moorhead's Kelly qualifies in two events for NCAA Division II track nationals  INFORUM

Davies parents launch turf campaign to fund new artificial playing surface  INFORUM

Moorhead council signs off on deals to begin underpass construction  West Fargo Pioneer

Moorhead teen adjusts to new life after crash left him paralyzed  Duluth News Tribune

Robin Young, 58 | Obituaries  Crow River Media

Greek theater at the high school: Alexandria students prepare for one-act play  Alexandria Echo Press

Moorhead arena to undergo $8 million upgrade, then be renamed Cullen Hockey Center  West Fargo Pioneer

Moorhead underpass plans on track, but city wrestles with future of First Avenue South  Inforum

Revamped finance plan OK'd for Cullen Hockey Center renovations, third ice rink  INFORUM

Duluth's 'Rose Man' dies in plane crash  Superior Telegram

Boys basketball: Osakis' run comes to an end  Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota Wild winger, 3-time Stanley Cup Champion Matt Cullen retires  Hockey Wilderness

Moorhead Hockey Arena To Be Renovated, Renamed After Cullen Family  Zone Coverage

Driver arrested after high-speed chase through Fargo and Moorhead  Valley News Live

Moorhead police suspend search for hatchet-wielding suspect in car theft  INFORUM

Frazee-Vergas School Bond Defeated  KVRR

In 35 minutes or less: DLHS cast preparing for one-act play competition  Detroit Lakes Online

Plans for Moorhead railroad underpass stall after bids come in $7 million over budget  Inforum

Maple Grove ends Moorhead girls' season in section semifinals  Inforum

There is more to the falling numbers of Minnesota high school officials than crowd noise  Perham Focus

Spuds boys basketball continues building program with win over Deacons  Inforum

No place like home: Student actors find sense of place on Gooseberry stage  INFORUM

After nearly 20 years of planning, groundbreaking ceremony held for Moorhead rail underpass  West Fargo Pioneer

It's class time: Moorhead's newly built schools ready for students  Inforum

Local broadcast legend Larry Knutson has dedicated his life to Moorhead and Concordia athletics  Inforum

Student orchestra performance moves vets to tears  INFORUM

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Ex-hockey standout sentenced for sexual assault of 14-year-old girl  INFORUM

'Will is just Will': Mentality of Moorhead grad and Olympian Borgen like none other  Duluth News Tribune

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Oh, the irony: Former Spuds open potato-based food truck in Moorhead  INFORUM

Where Are They Now? Brian Lee's New Identity  Fighting Hawks Magazine

Staff exodus from Clay County Attorney's Office — what was behind it?  INFORUM

Can't beat the feeling: Minnesota native crowned 2018 American Beatbox Champion  Bemidji Pioneer

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