Savages

Savages Cover

Savages

By Don Winslow

Pocket Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9781451672534, 358pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 2012

Description
Soon to be a major motion picture directed by Oliver Stone and featuring Blake Lively and John Travolta the smash hit thriller about two young marijuana dealers who are blackmailed into a partnership with a Mexican cartel.
A breakthrough novel that pits young kingpins against a Mexican drug cartel, "Savages "is a provocative, sexy, and sharply funny thrill ride through the dark side of the war on drugs and beyond.
Part-time environmentalist and philanthropist Ben and his ex-mercenary buddy Chon run a Laguna Beach based marijuana operation, reaping significant profits from their loyal clientele. In the past when their turf was challenged, Chon took care of eliminating the threat. But now they may have come up against something that they can t handle the Mexican Baja Cartel wants in, and sends them the message that a "no" is unacceptable. When they refuse to back down, the cartel escalates its threat, kidnapping Ophelia, the boys playmate and confidante. O's abduction sets off a dizzying array of ingenious negotiations and gripping plot twists that will captivate readers eager to learn the costs of freedom and the price of one amazing high.
Following "the best summertime crime novel ever" ("San Francisco Chronicle "on "The Dawn Patrol"), bestselling author Winslow offers up a smash hit in the making. "Savages "is an ingenious combination of adrenaline-fueled suspense and true-crime reportage by a master thriller writer at the very top of his game.


About the Author
Don Winslow, a former private investigator, is the "New York Times "bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. A film adaptation of "Savages," to be directed by Oliver Stone, is underway. He lives in Southern California.


Praise For Savages

“A revelation . . . This is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on autoload.” —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly



“Stylish . . . Mega-cool . . . Ferocious.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times



“A spellbinding tour de force that is utterly impossible to put down.” —Christopher Reich



“This is the story of love’s costs—and the acceptance of whatever that cost entails.” —Randy Michael Signor, Chicago Sun-Times



“A wickedly funny and smart novel.” —Janet Evanovich



“Winslow’s marvelous, adrenaline-juiced roller coaster of a novel . . . is both a departure and a culmination, pyrotechnic braggadocio and deep meditation on contemporary American culture.” —Sarah Weinman, Los Angeles Times