SKERRIES road race fan and author Patrick 'Sid' Bentley finished the last of his book launches at the weekend in Gerry's Supermarket in Skerries, and he is delighted with the local response to his second book.
His first book 'Jagged Edge' was somewhat controversial in the way it dealt with Patrick's own drug problem and his involvement in petty crime. This led to his imprisonment and later to his life of abuse at the hands of the clergy. Dark Line deals with the social problem of taking cocaine, and is based on a young girl in his home town of Skerries.
It tells the story of her drug problem, and later during a coke-fuelled night, it turns into a nightmare, as she comes face to face with the terrifying truth behind Ireland's cocaine problem, a problem that ultimately costs her her life. 'I got a great response from readers. It is a life-changing experience calling door to door and meeting people who know there is a drug problem, but when they find someone that they can relay their fear of drugs to, it is amazing to see their response,' said Patrick. The book is on sale in Fax and Fiction in Balbriggan, and in Euro Spar in Skerries.