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Mule

MuleAfter the recession and an unexpected baby, James, an out-of-work journalist, agrees to transport a stash of prime-grade weed from California to Florida as a...MuleFictionAfter the recession and an unexpected baby, James, an out-of-work journalist, agrees to transport a stash of prime-grade weed from California to Florida as a...2011-09-22Mariner Books
Tony D'Souza | CARRIED AWAY And unemployed journalist is swept up in the thrill as he transports drugs across America

CARRIED AWAY And unemployed journalist is swept up in the thrill as he transports drugs across America

B+

Mule

Genre: Fiction; Author: Tony D'Souza; Status: In Season; Publisher: Mariner Books

After the recession and an unexpected baby, James, an out-of-work journalist, agrees to transport a stash of prime-grade weed from California to Florida as a temporary money fix. But when he gets a taste of the fast cash, he becomes addicted to the thrill of the operation, continuing long after money ceases to be a necessity. In Mule, an acutely detailed page-turner, D’Souza depicts the moral free fall of a decent — albeit weak-willed — man so believably, readers may start buying James’ brand of hazy moral justification. B+

Originally posted September 22 2011 — 12:00 AM EDT

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