|Genre||Thriller, Crime novel|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster|
Ben and Chon are two Americans running a lucrative marijuana operation out of Laguna Beach, California. Their business thrives until members of the Mexican Baja Cartel decide they want to enter the same business. When Ben and Chon resist the Mexicans’ demands, the cartel kidnaps “O” (short for Ophelia), the boys’ close confidante and frequent bedroom playmate. Ben and Chon conjure schemes to outwit their adversaries and win back O, using everything from improvised explosive devices to masks.
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