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!!!"
An Associate Professor of Law & Ethics in the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of the District of Columbia, Racquel Brown Gaston, Esq. is a still a practicing attorney. She is recognized as among the top 100 Caribbean individuals of Power and influence. As an attorney for the past 20 years, Racquel, according to her clients, is a lawyer with a human touch. She specializes in business formations, contract, commercial law, estate planning, mediation, non-profit law, and real estate. Her unassuming approach has won her the hearts of many clients and has led to highly satisfied testimonies. Her clients range from non-profit corporations, closed corporations, partnerships, LLCs, small businesses seeking government contracts, and individuals. In addition, she has been teaching law for approximately 20 years and has achieved continuous distinguished marks from students and colleagues for every year she has taught. With the combination of her legal and professorial skills, Racquel has created an Entrepreneurship Training Program that has radically transformed lives changing destinies for many, including some on government assistance to entrepreneurs. She is both a published scholar and commercial author and has continuously served on non-profit Boards. She also donates her time as a pro bono attorney for the most vulnerable in society. Additionally, she takes the fight for social justice through education in Colombia, Brazil, Ghana and Jamaica. Her greatest achievement according to Racquel, is having the Lord God as her managing partner in all facets of her businesses and personal life.
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…
Racquel Brown, ESQUIRE has been practicing law for two decades. Her approach is that of patiently and compassionately educating her clients every step of the way to ensure that they have the full understanding about all aspects of the situation. Her humble and unassuming approach quickly wins her the hearts of clients, so much so, she is often referred to as the “Family’s Lawyer,” or the “Lawyer with the Human Touch.” Over her two decades of practicing, Racquel has managed to zealously represent her clients in a manner such that the outcomes reflect what have been sought. Her satisfaction rate is exceptional. She credits God for being her managing partner.
Choosing the right business structure-LLCs, LLPs, LPs, Non-Profits, Joint Ventures, Close Corporations, is vital to the operation of the business you seek. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of the State of your formation is crucial. The wording of your internal document for your business type is essential for a succession plan, which includes estate planning. Be wise and be informed about the major milestone in your life. Two decades of business formations, teaching business law and being and entrepreneur, hence alerting you of the pitfalls, are pivotal to have as you take that leap of faith. Racquel has formed endless companies, advised her clients from consultation to business formation and at times serving as counsel for their business needs. Regardless of the extent of your need, your first step is as essential as the idea that sparked the dream.
If you are interested in forming your first business or another, simply contact us to request a consultation.
Whether it is a government contract, non-disclosure agreement (NDA), legal separation agreement, propriety contract, general contract, non-compete contract, employment contract, Racquel has zealously represented her clients putting them an ease in assuring that their interests are fully represented.
If you are interested in having a contract written or reviewed, simply contact us to request a consultation.
COVID 19 has bring to the forefront the urgency of Estate Planning—the urgency of taking control of how your assets (or those that have been in your family for generations) get distributed and to whom they are distributed. It can help define your long-term care realities as well as protect your loved onesfrom the unexpected or even expected tragedies. It can reduce your estate tax liabilities, protect you from creditors, and your loved ones from their own destructive habits. More importantly, it can keep the government stay out of your affairs and save your loved ones tens of thousands in attorney fees.
It allows you to exercise your right in asserting your stands (even religious) on what doctors or family can or cannot do regarding your welfare, should you find yourself in such a situation where you have become incapacitated physically and or mentally. Alternatively, it allows you to appoint a trusted confident to exercise those decision making for you. These decisions also extend to everyday transactions in your life-financial, real estate, banking, and or all other facets.
If you are interested in taking the first step in the Estate Planning process, such as Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Living Wills/Advance Medical Directives, Medicaid Asset Protection Trusts, and (only in New York)-Estate Administration, simply contact us to request a consultation.
Resolving dispute is an art that requires patience, the skill of listening and uncovering what it is that each party seeks, enhancing the communication among them and then creating closure with which both sides can be satisfied. In the midst of the five-stage mediation process, communication and negotiation are the key. Over two decades, Racquel has negotiated endless cases from representing clients on the United States base in South Korea to mediating cases from universities to private parties’ conflicts. She is steady, fair and keeps ethics at the core. If you are interested in taking the first step in the mediation or negotiation process, simply contact us to request a consultation.
For two decades, Racquel has advocated for first time and multiple homeowners, first time and experienced investors, advocated for sellers, dealt with title issues and easements conflict. She has advocated zealously for tenants and represented landlords. She has represented the non-profit in gaining its first property for disabled and disadvantaged residents and she has represented corporations on just another short sale. As such, she has gained the unique perspective from all angles of real estate engagements. Her compassionate, patient and meticulous nature have led every client to be 100% satisfied.
If you are interested in taking the first step in buying your first home or 100th property, or in dispute with tenancy agreement, simply contact us to request a consultation.
Do it with passion or not at all. According to Ketan Pande, "Starting your business is like planting a sapling. First, you have to invest your time and money. Then, you must take care of it while expecting nothing in return. But when your startup blossoms, it makes all the patience and hard work worthwhile." As an entrepreneur herself who has been pricked by the thorns of a budding business and cushioned by its flowers, Racquel brings to her start up clients, specific experiences from the conceptual to the finished product. As a practicing business law attorney who specializes in business formations and at time serving as legal counsel for businesses, her firm will arm you with the legal, financial, and operational foundations required to start and assist in maintaining your business.
If you are interested in joining the family of small business owners, which makes up 99.9% of businesses in America, please contact us to request a consultation.
Brown-Gaston, Racquel, and Sepehri, Mohamad, 2017. Volkswagen – When the Defiance of Business Ethics Laws Becomes the New Normal, International Journal of Social Science and Economic Research, 2(11), 5319-5332,
Brown-Gaston, Racquel, 2017. The Unsuccessful Courting of Uber and the European Union,International Journal of Economics, Business and Management Research, 1(05), 418-424,
Brown-Gaston, Racquel, Mohamad, Sepehri & Masopust, Lukas, 2019. The Implications and Impact Encountering Regulatory Policies in the Global arena: Same Case, Different Outcomes Google, European Union, and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, International Journal of Advanced Engineering and Management Research, 4 (01), 141-148
Brown-Gaston, Racquel, Anyu, J. Ndumbe, 2020. The Case of Waymo v. Uber: The Detrimental Harm to the Evolution of Trade Secrets, Journal of Business Cases and Applications, 27 (01), 1-27
1. Presenter on "The Case of Waymo v. Uber: The Detrimental Harm to the Evolution of Trade Secrets." AABRI International Conference, Washington, DC, 2019.
2. Presenter on “The Implications and Impact Encountering Regulatory Polices in the Global Arena: Same Case, Different Outcomes. Google Versus European Union and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission” Academic and Business Research Institute International Conference, St. Augustine, FL, 2018.
3. Presenter on "Volkswagen – When the Defiance of Business Ethics Laws Becomes the New Normal" The Academy of International Business – US Southeast Chapter Conference, Washington, DC, 2017
4. Panelist on “Women in Business,” Arise Relevance Conference, Atlanta, GA, 2017
5. Presenter on "Education, Leadership and Transformation for Progress," International Conference of the Spanish Speaking African Diaspora, Cali, Colombia, 2016
6. Panelist on "Thought Leader in Entrepreneurship," University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC, 2015