After accepting an invitation to a free room on the beach at the University of Santa Barbara the stories main character Pierce is lured into a world of drugs, partying and high stakes money laundering. After his roommate and partner in crime Rory is busted with thousands of ecstasy pills and sentenced to 2 years in prison Pierce is left with just over $200,000 in stashed cash, during the 2008 recession and unable to find a job. With the gift of freedom and an ambitious millennial mindset of taking the world by storm Pierce with no attachments purchases a one way ticket to Latin America with 1 plan: Live life to the fullest. From then on it is all out madness. In chronological order the novel reveals numerous scams, underground sub-cultures and lifestyles that only one could dream about until now. One quote that remains true throughout the novel is "It's not an adventure until everything goes wrong."