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Book Review: Montezuma Kings

Montezuma Kings Book Cover Montezuma Kings
Thomas Ensch
Organized Crime, Contemporary Fiction
February 22, 2016
244

Best friends since childhood and now business partners, Mack and Eddie are known for throwing the hottest underground raves in San Diego. But what most people don’t know is that the secret rave parties are just a front for their more illicit business: selling mass quantities of cocaine. Using fraternities at the local universities as built-in distribution networks, they’ve built quite the empire. And business is booming. They own a luxurious home in the hills of La Jolla, drive expensive sports cars, and receive the VIP treatment at the most exclusive clubs and restaurants in the city. Simply put, they’re living the life any college student dreams of living. But as Eddie nears his graduation, he begins to second-guess his career path.

Alexander Alston was once the golden boy of the Drug Enforcement Agency, but after making one fatal mistake on a case two decades ago, his career fell to shambles. He’s always believed he’d eventually return to his former glory, but as the years have worn on, and his role at the agency has diminished, he’s begun to lose hope he’ll ever get the chance to make his glorious comeback. Then, one morning when he’s on the brink of retirement, he receives an anonymous letter that will change his life.

Fictionally inspired by the real life events of Operation Sudden Fall, one of the largest collegiate drug busts in U.S. history, Montezuma Kings is the first of a two part story that is both suspenseful and thrilling, and at times, tragic.

My Review

Montezuma Kings follows the story of Mack and Eddie, two long-time friends who are running a successful events business, and a drug dealing empire.

It was really hard to put this book down once I got into it. Not only was it action packed, but the character development and descriptions were very well done. Each character had a very strong backstory, which made you want to root for each and every one of them, be it Mack and Eddie, or the DEA agents. Even the supporting characters had very interesting backstories, which intertwined very well into the story.

A bit predictable in parts, but still full of twists. The only downside, is I have to wait for the next book! It ended on quite a cliffhanger, and I’ll be looking forward to sequel.

If you like action-packed books with great characters, and ones where you just want to root for the bad guys, then definitely check out this book.

I was given a review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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