Drug Gang was a book far out of my normal reading boundaries, but I wanted to step outside my normal fantasy and romance filled novels. This book felt cinematic in a sense, something along the lines of the Godfather (but fictional, and not the same plot).
This book felt me feeling ‘meh’ at some points – it would pick up speed and get really good, then go bland for a few pages, then get exciting and full of action, then slow down again. I love a story that moves at a fast and furious pace, so in that sense the book was not for me.
John’s adventures in the drug dealing business was interesting. I felt like some situations just fell perfectly into place for him, but it was still a fun read. Instead of a general build to the plot points, they happened suddenly and out of the blue. I would have liked some building up to the main plot points if this book wasn’t going to go hard and fast. Although, it was interesting since I don’t tread in that fictional water often.
My biggest cons for this book were the following: lack of females (as much as I understand this is a man’s world/perspective, it just seemed weird there were NO women hanging around for most of the novel…with speaking parts, that is), and the writing style didn’t match well with my reading style.
Disclaimer: There’s some REAALLLLLLLY dark scenes in this book, so if you are the faint of heart or don’t like brutal scenes don’t go for this book. It’s a hard R, wild ride.
Overall, this book was cool! I definitely want to continue reading this series because it’s so different. While I’ve heard of this concept a lot, I’ve never actually read books like this. If you wait to get into this novel, you might find it to get more addicting as you go. I found myself really hooked about 3/4ths into the novel.
Four out of five stars!
I received a free, virtual copy of this novel from Neil Walker in exchange for an honest review.
Amazon UK: Drug Gang #1
Amazon USA: Drug Gang #1
Amazon CAN: Drug Gang #1
Check out a quick preview for the second book in the series:
Drug Gang Vengeance: Drug Gang Part II
THE DRUG GANG IS BACK! IT’S TIME TO PAY FOR YOUR SINS…
John Kennedy is on his way out of a life of crime in Sydney, when he is hunted down by drug gang The Brotherhood. This leads to a spiral of vengeance and violence that stretches right around the globe.
PART TWO OF THE DRUG GANG SERIES.
Amazon UK: Drug Gang Vengeance (#2)
Amazon USA: Drug Gang Vengeance (#2)
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