Miro Basinas is an experimental botanist who sells his rarefied product to a discerning clientele. Only Miro s not growing heirloom tomatoes or making organic winehe s growing weed. And when Miro hits the big time by winning Amsterdam s famed Cannabis Cup, "cannasseurs" and "ganjaficionados" aren t the only people who want a piece of him and his mind-blowing pot that tastes like mangoes. A wickedly funny novel, Baked opens with a bang as Miro is cut down by a bullet. A mild-mannered hipster who doesn t know the first thing about revengeor even who shot himMiro is soon on a quest to recover his prize invention and to secure his place as the Floyd Zaiger (creator of the pluot) of weed. It s a journey packed with a delicious cast of characters, including a string-theory obsessed cop, a kinky paramedic, a Mormon missionary struggling to keep his sap under control in a city that is the personification of sex, a half-Irish-half-Salvadoran drug dealer and his dim-witted associates, a cougar starlet, and an entrepreneur who wants to turn his medical marijuana Compassion Centers into the Starbucks of pot. "Baked" is a hilarious, rip-roaring romp from a talented, utterly original novelist."