The story begins in 2021 as a fifteen-year-old boy named Zachary "Zach" gets arrested for the first time for selling pot and gets sent to spend two months in juvenile detention. There, he meets an intriguing girl named Gabrielle, who appears to have a very strong connection with him. When Zach gets out, he realizes he's still got a lot of marijuana in his system and decides to use it to get high again. The government learns of the operation, and federal agents converge on the location to bust a major drug ring.
The Drug Wars continues the story of Zach and Gabrielle as they attempt to navigate the world of drugs and organized crime while trying to work out their relationship. This book was one of my favorite novel releases of 2021, and I highly recommend it. It takes you into the dark world of the underground world of drug trafficking, which is a little different than what most story lines go with. However, it still has a great plot that kept me interested throughout and created many hours of reading pleasure.