THE SET UP: 1984


THE SET UP: 1984
Fiction by Gretchen Eick

Paperback, 295 pages
Blue Cedar Press, 2020



The Set Up: 1984.  Classified until 2064. When four inexperienced young men and one woman sail the Mediterranean to the waters off Lebanon to pick up a cargo of cannabis resin, they have no idea that they are players in international politics–the Cold War and the fight against terrorism. When the British government classifies their case for 80 years–until 2064–what had been Britain’s biggest drug bust was silenced. Silenced too was the illegal activity of the Reagan Administration. Based on a real event and carefully researched, this novel imagines the experiences of the crew and the reasons for keeping records of this case from the public.

THE SET UP: 1984