The back of the book reads,
"Mr. Quark is a down-on-his-luck pot smuggler hiding out in the mountains of Colombia with his dog, High Pockets, and a small band of banditos led by the irascible José. Only months before, these three and their fearless associates were rolling in millions in cash and high-grade marijuana, eluding prosecution on "ridiculously false" drug and terrorism charges. But times have quickly grown lean, and to liven up their exile, José decides to mug a family of American tourists."
The book tells two stories at once with Mr. Quark narrating; one taking place in the present, high up in the mountains of Colombia and the other taking place in the past: Mr. Quark's adventurous account of pot-smuggling voyages on his ship, the Don Juan. On his website, Weisbecker says its a book about "a search for The Meaning of Life". Booklist calls it, "OUTRAGEOUS... An absurd and highly entertaining comic romp."