Author – Thomas Ensch
Genre – True Crime, Organized Crime
Rating 4 stars out of 5
My impressions: greedy young people, alcoholics, irresponsible, intelligent/stupid, living large, immature.
Montezuma Kings is not a stand alone story, it stops in the middle of the plot and will be continued in the next book. The plot is about two young friends, Eddie Gonzales and Robert 'Mack' Mccormack. For greed and other weak reasons, both succumb to the lure of easy money for distributing cocaine. Everything is fine until they tattle to their drug lord boss about two other distributors on their level not meeting their monthly sales quotas. When the two ratted out and disgraced distributors get even, all hell breaks loose; the Mexican drug cartel bosses then enter the fray.
Unknown to all the druggies, the US Drug Enforcement Agency is also involved and hovers in the background until they have enough evidence to strike.
The story is a bit slow to start with but gets interesting at about a third of the way through. The plot is rather simple and straight forward.
On the downside, the writing is wordy and often repetitious. Formatting has left spaces between lines where they don't belong. For those readers who abhor cursing be warned it is frequent.
The editing, while not horrible, frequently contains many types of errors, and sentence structure is poor.
This review was provided in exchange for a free book.
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