Wow. I read 'American Outlaws' in one swift go last night and thought it was excellent. It's got a strong and compelling narrative voice and these characters seem very authentic, not just made up 60s casualties. They go from NYC to Germany to Morocco and Spain- it's all very nomadic in a pre-digital time frame. And romantic, too. It seems to be based on true lives - failing start-ups overseas give way to a kick-ass cannabis crime memoir. But it is not predictable. I like the very readable format and will look out for a sequel.
The cover makes you think that maybe these are a pair of outlaws roaring across an Arizona desert, but the action, as fast paced as you would want for a smuggler's tale, jumps you from staid Jewish Brooklyn to hustles and scrapes with the law in Germany, Morocco and Spain. It's a road story, of a couple finding each other through ups and downs, with the cops hot on their heels. I loved it.