The Lord of Opium

By FARMER, Nancy

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ISBN
978-1-4424-8254-8 978-1-4424-8256-2
Publisher
S & S Atheneum Richard Jackson Bks.


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on September 1, 2013  |  Fiction

Gr 8 Up—Fourteen-year-old Matteo Alacrán has outlived El Patrón, the drug lord for whom Matt was cloned for parts. The young man steps into the position dominated for decades by El Patrón and attempts to right wrongs long tolerated by the computer-chip-controlled underlings. His mission involves establishing and maintaining order over a drug kingdom he wishes to reform while corralling the genetics experiments that made him possible; sub...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2013

With the death of El Patrsn at the end of The House of the Scorpion (rev. 11/02), Matt, the drug lord's fourteen-year-old clone, has not only been reclassified as a human but has now been declared the Lord of Opium, the drug state carved out of the borderlands between the United States and Mexico. Opium is under lockdown, and Matt must consolidate his power quickly to deal with challenges to his authority from the United Nations, rival drug lords, and his own disgruntled subjec...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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