In a future, dystopian world, the city of Los Angeles is a dangerous place where the authoritarian military and the guerrillas are in constant battle. In this Los Angeles, a young man, Rudy the Third, also known as Tre, finds quick and easy money working for the guerrillas as an assassin. Tre is the son to a professor who may sometimes teach things that the military would rather he not teach and the brother to an extraordinarily smart sister who finds herself in love with a military Captain. When Tre receives a hit on his father, things begin to get confusing and Tre begins to question his place in life.
We are immediately thrown into a scary world that draws many parallels to today's world and issues. This book took me a little while to get into, the narrative is a story being told from mother to son, who is not concerned about why the world is the way it is or how it got that way. Therefore, I didn't know where exactly we were in time or why Los Angeles is the way it is. The aspects that did absorb me into the book were the dramatic and graphic assaults as well as the emotions of the characters. Each character goes on an emotional rollercoaster and the journey is in their experiences. I did find myself gravitating to Tre's sister, Nora throughout the book and was very interested in the decisions that she would make. Overall, a raw and passionate story of revolution.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.