Day: August 13, 2018
Mayhem, Murder and Marijuana by Arik Kaplan is a thinly disguised work of fiction based on fact about the evolution of the legalized marijuana industry in California. A fast-paced account of a controversial industry that, while not inherently violent, did attract a violent element.
It follows the activities of a number of personalities involved in the trade, from innovative entrepreneurs looking to make their fortunes to drug dealers trying to balance their illegal trade with an entry into the legal market. This tale has murder and mayhem aplenty, and an eclectic cast of characters, and is quite entertaining.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I found it interesting, if not profound or surprising. It’s a good look at human greed and avarice, and shows that money is, if not the root of all evil, it certainly plants the seeds.
I give it three stars