Colt Montgomery, a reporter for a regional newspaper in Northern California, is assigned to go to Juarez, Mexico. His editors believe there is an interesting story unfolding there that involves marijuana growers and distributors in the U.S.MarijuanaMoreColt Montgomery, a reporter for a regional newspaper in Northern California, is assigned to go to Juarez, Mexico.
His editors believe there is an interesting story unfolding there that involves marijuana growers and distributors in the U.S.Marijuana has become a hot topic in the States. Growing, possessing or using it is illegal in most states, and growing, possessing or using it is considered by the Federal Government to be a criminal act no matter what state you’re in.Colt knows some things about pot. He grew up in a region known to some as the Emerald Triangle, a large marijuana-growing area in counties north of San Francisco.
As an investigative reporter, he already has written a series of articles on how the product is grown and distributed.In Juarez he meets with an assistant attorney general. As it happens, members of a Mexican drug cartel have chosen that day to assassinate the man. Witness to the murders, Colt escapes with his life.He returns to Santa Rosa, California, and his wife Jill. A friend in the FBI, Burney Romano, advises him to be wary, because the agency has received information the cartel is looking for the American who witnessed the shooting. Romano introduces Colt to Rocio Gomez, a Drug Enforcement (DEA) agent in San Francisco.
Like Romano, she advises Colt to lie low.Colt learns very personally how vicious the gangs really are, and decides to become an undercover DEA agent to seek justice for himself and also to help the Feds get better control of the trade.Schooled by the DEA, he infiltrates a gang, and two drug lords come into his gaze.
The two are Mary Jane Kupchek, of the Emerald Triangle in Northern California, and Pablo Estevez, of the Golden Triangle area of Mexico.Colt figures he has nothing to lose by risking his life undercover with these people- as he is fully aware, they want him dead anyway. But he hasn’t yet realized the terrible isolation and fear he will feel each and every day as he tries to maintain their trust.
If they find out who he is, or even wonder who he might be, they will kill him, with torture an almost certain part of the deal. But, as it happens, only Colt can ferret out what the DEA and FBI need to know. So he decides to stay in the game to the end, whatever it might be.