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Local Author Don Nelson will be holding a book signing at the River Falls Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 6-8 p.m. 

Nelson is the author of "Epidemic of Choice: A DEA Story." The book, published as an ebook in 2012 and in print in April 2013, tells the story of DEA agent Jake Shaunessy, who was recently transferred to Minneapolis from San Francisco. 

Expecting a quieter job, he instead finds a state filled with drug kingpins, heroin and violent crimes on the rise. Throughout the novel, Shaunessey takes on a massive drug ring, something Nelson had a lot of experience with during his time in the DEA.

Nelson based much of the book's events on his own experiences as a special agent for the DEA from 1973 to his retirement in 1994. Copies of Nelson's books will be availible Aug. 20 for $15. They are also available at on  
Gretta Stark

Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.

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