Author(s): Don Winslow
Part-time environmentalist and philanthropist Ben and his ex-mercenary buddy Chon run a Laguna Beach-based marijuana operation, reaping significant profits from their loyal clientele. In the past when their turf was challenged, Chon took care of eliminating the threat. But now they may have come up against something that they can't handle - the Mexican Baja Cartel wants in, sending them the message that a "no" is unacceptable. When they refuse to back down, the cartel escalates its threat, kidnapping Ophelia, the boys' playmate and confidante. O's abduction sets off a dizzying array of ingenious negotiations and gripping plot twists that will captivate readers eager to learn the costs of freedom. "Savages" is an adrenaline-fuelled novel by a master thriller writer at the very top of his game.
A brilliant thriller that pits young, independent marijuana kingpins against a Mexican cartel
Don Winslow, a former private investigator, is the Edgar(R) Award-nominated author of more than a dozen novels, including The Dawn Patrol, California Fire and Life (winner of the Shamus Award), The Power of the Dog, and The Winter of Frankie Machine. His novel The Death and Life of Bobby Z was adapted to a feature film, and a film adaptation of Savages, to be directed by Oliver Stone, is currently underway. Winslow lives in Southern California.