Saturday, July 18, 2009

ROLL CALL the book shines a light on the dark, hidden underbelly of the U.S. War on Drugs. The author takes the admonition from the Biblical story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden where the snake tempted, "God doesn't want you to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge because he doesn't want you to be as smart as Him," and relates it to the modern drug war, showing how the American justice system has turned illegal drugs into forbidden fruits; leading to a roller coaster ride of excitement through drug smuggling cartels, to So Cal street gangs, to outlaw bikers all trying to get their piece of the action. Add a good detective squeezed out of the loop by an overzealous narcotic detective; a robust prison union trying to call the shots; and a handful of drug criminals trying to hold on to their conscience; and, you have the perfect recipe for a revolutionary uprising, bound by blood; all leaving the reader wondering, who are the real criminals???

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