By Hank Shaeffer
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Vice cop, Eddie Fuentes, got bounced from the Oakland PD, not an easy thing to do. For an encore, he’s headed home to Redwood County to settle some affairs for his dope grower dad, who just went off a bridge. The “affairs” start with a very sexy redhead by the name of Shanna Black. Shanna’s a drug lawyer in the cross-hairs of a DEA investigation. She thinks Eddie could be part of her exit strategy, if only she can motivate him to sell a piece of land to a Wall Street tycoon looking to clearcut a stand of old growth redwood … without tipping off a dope grower client who doesn’t like building roads. Meanwhile, Eddie’s got problems of his own, like a professional killer with a dead brother and an unforgiving mom. And oh, yeah, Eddie’s old pool hustler pal, a Mynot Indian working on a little tribal development project called the Redwood Casino. Mix all this together with a U.S. Attorney, dying to embellish her Wikipedia page, and what do you get? It could be the biggest asset seizure in U.S. drug enforcement history— if we can figure out who’s seizing what from whom. Lethal loggers, crooked cops, corporate connivers, adaptable environmentalists, the original Dr. Feelgood, and a Native American master of “media optics”— they all face off in Redwood County, where the biggest industry is definitely — SMOKE!
||ExplicitEpisode 13: MEMORIAL DAY||Memorial Day, two years after the raid, Eddie and Darryl travel to Redwood County in Darryl’s new black on black five series Beemer for a reunion—Russell’s idea. They see a lot of familiar faces in unexpected places,||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: THE RAID||Flares light the sky as a blizzard of helicopters descends on the Watershed Grove, looking very different from different perspectives. Eddie and Lon Odom finally come to terms, and a team of agents is in for a big surprise as they converge on the Docto.||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: IN THE GARDEN||Darryl and Michelle spend time together, confronting thorny philosophical and personality issues while Eddie undertakes a dangerous, but rewarding mission. Meanwhile, Dick Duncan takes a helicopter ride with the captains of industry as he ponders the i.||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: THE PLOT THICKENS||New alliances form, as Shanna, Russell and Eddie drop in on Darryl while he samples the cuisine at Ken’s Killer Krabs. The Doctor deals with continuing personnel problems. Darryl finds a new love interest in his life.||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 09: THE ACID TEST||Change is in the air. People close to the Doctor have been turning up dead. Not that it matters to Darryl. He’s moving out of drug enforcement, now that he’s passed the bar examination. So maybe it’s time for Shanna and Eddie to move along, too.||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 08: THE HIGH LIFE||The Doctor’s decision to clean up loose ends gives Lon Odom a chance to even up an old score, but introduces unexpected complexity into his emotional life. Meanwhile, Shanna gets the sinking feeling maybe she’s been hustled,||11/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 07: FLIGHT OF THE MURRELET||The land deal is looking good. Still, if they want to get rich, Eddie and Shanna are going to have to overcome their trust issues, which isn’t all that easy to do, given that neither of them has been completely honest. Still plagued with questions,||11/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 06: DARRYL’S CASE||Darryl rolls a molly dealer in San Leandro, which could give him another way to take down the Doctor — if only he can get to the Doctor’s mule before the dude disappears. - Eddie and Shanna spend quality time at her house on the coast,||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 05: BLOWBACK||Log trucker, Billy Odom, has a foolproof scheme to eliminate Eddie Fuentes and solve his unemployment problem at the same time. But his plan results in an unexpected journey that creates yet another headache for his half-brother Lon.||11/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 04: SHANNA’S STORY||When Eddie starts looking into his father’s death, he winds up with more questions than answers. Some of them seem to involve Shanna Black. Sparks fly, as Shanna is forced to admit she hasn’t been completely honest.||10/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 03: THE DOCTOR||It’s hard dealing in psychoactive substances. The problem isn’t the chemistry. But how do you make rational credit decisions, collect on accounts receivable, and find decent help? Phillip Doctor has been navigating this treacherous terrain for forty||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 02: THE SQUEEZE||Sexy drug lawyer, Shanna Black is in her fancy harbor-side office, when cool dude DEA agent, Darryl Waters, shows up, admiring the furniture. It seems Shanna’s in the cross hairs of an investigation into public corruption.||10/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 01: PLAYER||Getting bounced off the Oakland PD isn’t that easy to do. When it happened to Eddie Fuentes, his wife was so torn up about it, she cleaned out the apartment and took off with the cash. Then, Eddie got a call from his friendly hometown coroner.||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSmoke The Podcast Trailer||Vice cop, Eddie Fuentes, got bounced from the Oakland PD, not an easy thing to do. For an encore, he’s headed home to Redwood County to settle some affairs for his dope grower dad, who just went off a bridge.||9/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
A genre all it's own!
Clever and funny! You will fall in love with this colorful and wacky cast of characters. A genre all it's own. Very nicely written indeed!