This book is really good but I didn't understand this book since I didn't read the house of the scorpion. So you if you were thinking about reading this book and you haven't read house of the scorpion please read it first. The reason I loved this book is that whenever matt overcomes a roadblock it is not exactly finished because his overcoming of one roadblock or obstacle leads to another so it is basically a bunch of plot twists and if you are a person who loves plot twists, STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING AND READ THIS BOOK BECAUSE IT MORE IMPORTANT !!!
The story was a followup to the first book called the House of the Scorpion. The main character is Matteo, he was a clone but when the original Matteo died, he became a human. He inherited the whole empire of Opium and he has to control it and defend it. I liked the book because I think that it showed what might happen in the future and also I think that the book shows Matteo's struggle with being a normal kid and having to control an entire empire. I recommend this book to anyone who likes action books but they have to read the first book first to understand the story.