Mule 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… Mule 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… 2011-09-27 Fiction Mariner Books
Book Review

Mule (2011)

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
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Sep 27, 2011; Writer: Tony D'Souza; Genre: Fiction; 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 Sep 21, 2011 Published in issue #1174 Sep 30, 2011 Order article reprints