Savages – Don Winslow
Blurb: 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.
Review: I absolutely loved the film, so was excited to read the book. Don Winslow sure has a way with words! Witty, very interesting and captivating. I enjoyed reading about the Baju Cartel, and the drug world. The story gets straight to the point, plenty of dialogue, no dragging over-descriptions of anything. The characters were great, all unique. The story was action packed, and you just had to know what happened. The ending was a little different from the film, which I was a bit disappointed with, but overall brilliant book! Highly recommended. Would I read more of Don’s books? Hell yes!