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+
CARRIED AWAY And unemployed journalist is swept up in the thrill as he transports drugs across America
Genre: Fiction; Author: Tony D'Souza; Publisher: Mariner Books
Posted January 17 2015 — 3:45 PM EST
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