Finn spins a captivating memoir story about two college freshmen who have a hare-brained drug smuggling scheme. It's the spring of 1970, and hippy culture is in full bloom. After a road trip down Route 66 to Arizona in a '55 Chevy, their plan is to import at least 50 pounds of marijuana from Mexico to Massachusetts over spring break. If they make it, the pot-smoking hippies could each make a cool couple of grand. Plan B is prison.
If Mark Twain were a baby boomer coming of age during the Vietnam War, maybe he'd have written about the adventures of Finn Briscoe. But since the great Missouri scribe is long gone, Finn himself is doing his best to carry on the literary tradition of his native state.
Buckle up, you're in for a wild ride. With Nixon invading Cambodia and campuses all over the country going out on strike, two 18-year-olds and their 16-year-old sidekick are risking their freedom in Mexico and Arizona for 50 pounds of reefer madness.