The year was 1976. The nation was celebrating the end of the War of Independence. But in California, it was the beginning of a different kind of war as the Colombian cartels were flooding the state with cocaine and fighting for control of the market. The relatively quiet days of mom-and-pop type marijuana growers and recreational smoking was coming to an end.
The story is summarized in the lives of various participants: Steve Devlin and Sonny Limon, two “dirty” border guards on the payroll of a Mexican, El Rey Zamora, a cruel drug lord; and Colt Freeland and his colleague, who grew weed in the mountainous area of Humboldt County. Their lives somehow intertwined and the story is told in the first person by Colt’s partner.
It is an intriguing story, filled with violence and, in some cases, redemption; in other cases, poetic justice. But in any event, the flood of drugs began and continues to this day. The language is in keeping with the characters. The only criticism that can be made revolves around the portrayal of the various participants, who seem wooden and in need of more depth. However, the story works, and is recommended....Continua