Undercover DEA Agent Darius Kramer received an assignment to infiltrate, expose and take down the deadliest and most elusive drug family in New York City. The job requires his expertise, strategic moves, and no mistakes. But the DEA is not aware of one critical piece of information: its agent is the pawn in a lethal strategic game, where making mistakes is the only certainty. Closing the case is a race against time; every opponent's move could mean death and each of Darius' moves could cost him his life.
"Readers who like to read the intimate details in their love scenes will enjoy how she holds nothing back."
“You are not reading a novel. You are watching a fast-paced action movie from the edge of your seat!”
It Gives Me Great Pleasure To Scrip The Profound Impact of DEADLY INSTINCTS, 100% A TRUE THRILLER! I Lost 3 Family Members in one month. I picked up “ DEADLY INSTINCTS!” It Gripped My Attention! WOW! I Read a Novel from Cover to Cover in 24 hrs. DEADLY INSTINCTS Captured My Attention At a Moment in My Live When Nothing Else Could For I Found Myself in the Novel! THANKS RACQUEL FOR AIDING IN MY TRANSCENDENCE...Blessings!”
"Deadly Instincts is fantastic!!! It is a gripping, fast-paced novel that is part crime story, part mystery, part love story and all around engrossing. Rarely has a book drawn me in so quickly. The graphic realism of the dialogue painted a brutish, but realistic view of life on the mean streets of NYC."
"I just finished your book this morning. It has everything: action sex, romance and intrigue. Seriously, can't wait for the next book and the movie. Your description of the characters was so vivid I am only imagining who will be cast. I just listened to the video clip. That part was one of my favorite parts of the book. Quel, you have reminded me why I have always loved reading."
"A good read that I have recommended to others. Though set in the United States of America, the author, in a timely way, keeps island home Jamaica in the minds of the reader, in a positive-place-of-tranquility- escape-destination manner, which could pique the interest of a never before visitor. Well researched and detailed in a way that makes the reader look back to ensure full understanding of the duplicitous roles of some characters. Darius should be brought out of ‘retirement’ to feature in several future novels. I think Deadly Instincts will make a good movie and I’m awaiting the next Racquel Brown Gaston best seller."
"Deadly Instincts' is a sterling novel against the backdrop of modern reality. Unlike other novels where there is a jaundiced presentation of gory facts, this novel wines and dines us, seducing us with the wine of subtlety. It is quite refreshing! In reading the book, one comes to terms with various themes as greed, revenge, fear and love all of which interlocks and overlaps with nuanced meanings. Flipping the pages reminds one of movie scenes with a well painted story line."
"I'm telling you "Deadly Instincts" is the BEST book I’ve ever read. It makes you feel like your apart of what’s going on. You feel connected to each and every character and everything that happens either shocks the hell out of you or leaves you floored!"
“I'VE READ THIS BOOK TWICE ALREADY AND EVERYTIME I READ IT I WANT MORE. IT'S A REAL GOOD PAGE TURNER THAT KEEPS YOU ON THE EDGE OF YOUR HEELS ALL THE WAY THROUGH. THE BOOK GIVES YOU THE ABILITY TO RELATE AND UNDERSTAND EACH CHARACTER AS IF YOU YOURSELF IS THE CHARACTER. THE BOOK TAKES YOU ON AN EMOTIONAL RIDE ALL THE WAY THROUGH AND ENDS WITH A SHOCKER THAT NOT EVEN I SAW COMING. THERE ARE NO DISAPPOINTMENTS HERE, THIS BOOK WAS WELL WORTH THE PURCHASE.”
"THIS BOOK WAS TOTALLY AMAZING! I’LL READ IT OVER N OVER AGAIN! IT WAS LIKE I THOUGHT I KNEW WHO THESE PEOPLE WERE BUT YOU DONT KNOW ANYTHING!!!!!!!!!!! NO ONE IS WHO THEY SEEM WHICH IS WHAT MAKES THE BOOK SO AMAZING. THIS RABBIT HOLE GOES REAL DEEP. I ALMOST MISSED MY STOP ON THE TRAIN READING THIS BOOK. WHEN I’M IN THIS BOOK I’M IN THE BOOK AND NO PLACE ELSE. THE BOOK JUST DRAWS YOU IN I MEAN THE EMOTIONS I WAS GOING THROUGH. ONE MOMENT I WAS LAUGHING THEN I WAS SHOCKED AT THE VERY END I CRIED 4 A WHILE THEN FLIPPED THE PAGE AND WAS ONCE AGAIN SURPRISED AND UPSET. YOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OK THIS IS THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ EVER. OK U HAVE TO UNDERSTAND EVER EVER. RACQUEL YOU ARE THE BEST THE BEST AUTHOR EVER HANDS DOWN THIS BOOK SURPASSES ALL BOOKS EVER."
"I’m not usually a fiction reader but I read this book in two sittings. I took it everywhere I went so that I could steal moments to complete a chapter or a scene. It pained me to go to bed that first night but I had to be up early for work this next day. The following night I devoured it. The twists and turns from out of left field had anyone around me while reading it irreverently inquiring what it was that had me exclaiming in genuine shock, horror, and LMAOs. The rhythm held me and the imagery transported me. Absolutely gripping from start to finish and a definite must read!"
"This book was awesome. Really words cannot describe this book except for the ones inside the book. You don’t know anything until you read the last word. It was well written and very descriptive. There should be a movie for it. And it would be awesome! I did not want to put this book down. Go buy the book. This book is worth it."
"Great Book, Love it!!! Racquel, you did your thing with this book! After digging in I couldn’t put it down! Believe it or not I did it in one weekend because I couldn’t put it down. I can’t wait to see this in the movies. I am wishing you all the best Racquel!."
“I began reading deadly instincts and four hours after i was turning page after page brilliant writing, such an awesome novel, has all the making of a well written movie. go girl.”
"Hey everyone. If you didnt buy Deadly Instincts by Racquel Brown Gaston. Please do, this book is VERRRY GOOD!"
“ I am on the last page of "Deadly Instincts" girl you will come upon a movie deal. I promise you. Awesome book!”
"I bought a copy of your book on the Penn Relays bus trip and loved it. Excellent writing, you can't put it down once you start. My wife read it and love it also, she want to know when your next book coming out."
"Great book, its so vivid. I do believe this should be a movie. Do your thing."
"I read this book in about 5 hours total. Awesome!! True mystery, suspense, had me craving for more from beginning to end. I had to stop myself on the first read because I had work the following day. I must say I am so proud of you Racquel. This is a well written, well edited piece of work. The story line was fantastic, the plot was amazing and the whole work showed depth. An excellent piece of work. A must read for everyone!! Looking forward to reading the next novel!"
"I finished Deadly Instincts in one week. I loved it! I am looking forward to her next book and Agent Kramer's next case, even though he has resigned from the force. There is always a chance of that right? Racquel you nailed it!!!"
UN Ambassador, Author, Screenwriter, Publisher, Professor, & Lawyer, Racquel Brown Gaston, was born in Falmouth, Jamaica. At age 14, she migrated from the small quiet British fishing town of Falmouth to the harshness of the crime infested section of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Her imaginary world and writing developed as a means of escape from what she thought was an unbearable existence. Her high academic achievements at Boys & Girls High School earned her a scholarship to attend Boston University, where she received the Baccalaureate of Arts in International Relations. Immediately thereafter, she attended the University of Miami, School of Law in Miami. While working at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York as a professor and administrator, Racquel came across a student who happened to be a “high ranking” drug dealer. Fascinated by his compelling childhood days, Racquel decided to give into her husband’s constant nudging for her to attend to her gift of writing. "As I listened to the student’s story that led to his choices, I remembered asking myself as a young girl in Bedford Stuyvesant, why would anyone choose a life of crime. I knew that one of the answers sat before me. I went straight for the tape recorder, and a couple years of interviews, began.”
Racquel built the childhood story of Michael, the antagonist in her novel Deadly Instincts to reflect that of the student’s. Like most authors, for years, there was a rejection letter for every query letter sent. One day, Racquel received what she thought was a break, when she received a response from an agent who was also the former Senior Editor of Random House. She had read Racquel’s manuscript and sent it back with editing marks on every page and a message that frankly her work would never gain publication, in its piteous condition. Grateful for the advice, Racquel soon discovered that one of the hardest trainings of her life was about to take place. Over the next few years, under the guidance of her new mentor, she became a disciplined student to the arduous training of novel writing. The story of an undercover DEA agent assigned to take down the most elusive drug family in New York, only to discover that he was a pawn in their deadly game, was now ready to greet readers. The reality, however, of a book deal was not to be. Racquel did not meet any of the three criterias-movie deal, celebrity status or 22,000 sold units as a self-published author. Pursuant to the advice of her brother, Racquel created RSG Publishing LLC. Its first novel, Deadly Instincts has earned 5 stars reviews, and has created standing room only book reads, from embassy to churches to schools to bookstores to lounges.
The overwhelming demand cited in reviews worldwide for her novel has been for its movie adaptation. Since then, Racquel has written the screenplay and has signed contracts toward the movie production of Deadly Instincts. RSG Publishing went on to sign its first set of authors and Racquel is working on her second novel, and a second screenplay. Her experiences of persistence despite many failed attempts, which led to this rare accomplishment, has earned her the place on stages as a motivational speaker. In the midst of pursing this dream over an 11 year period, Racquel was still passionately serving others on the higher education platform, earning her an honorary doctorate degree and ambassadorship from the United Nations. Additionally, through her role as an attorney, she continued to make a difference. She was invited to participate in the White House’s Office of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs’ initiative, where she discussed her entrepreneurship ventures, as part of the Michelle Obama’s Initiative on Advancing Equity for Women and Girls of Color. Racquel was inducted by the University of the District of Columbia Chapter into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, as a distinguished member, joining the ranks of President Jimmy Carter, Senator John McCain, Former Secretary of State, Colin Powell and others. Out of all of her accomplishments, the one that is dearest to her heart is to be deemed a servant of God.
August 26, 2015
This afternoon, I walked my friend to the metro and bid her later. Never wanting to say goodbye as I hoped very much that it wouldn’t be long before we again walk and chat and laugh about the nothings in life. In a few hours, she will be on her way to Barcelona, Spain to commence her […]
August 11, 2015
Some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this. I write this on the heel of my visit to Jamaica, my first stop on my international promotion of Deadly Instincts the novel and the movie. Knots so tightly knit that I almost had second thoughts. I said almost because at least a decade of […]
July 28, 2015
I was talking to a friend yesterday who told me that at 53 years of age, he think he has found the one. The tone in which it was stated gave me pause that his thoughts were incomplete. “And….?” I followed behind him. “She’s 17 years younger.” To summarize the conversation, he went on to […]
May 1, 2016
May 1, 2016
Racquel’s Delta Mu Delta’s Keynote Address at the University of the District of Columbia.
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