Now it's payback time. The Bank wants Neal to put his skills to work in finding Allie Chase, the rebellious teenage daughter of a prominent senator. The problem is that she's gone underground in the London punk scene. To get her back, Neal has to follow her into a violent netherworld where drugs run rampant and rage is the name of the game.
©1991 Don Winslow; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"A fresh voice, immensely likeable....Winslow shows he's got what it takes to hook a reader....Where he goes next with Neal is anyone's guess, but it's bound to be a great ride." (Mystery Scene)
"A flair for language, quick wit, and detail complete a winning first novel." (Library Journal)
"Winslow keeps his plot moving quickly despite many twists and turns." (Pittsburgh Press)
Typical cat lady: lazy, sings off-key, craves spicy bloody marys.
Mr. Winslow creates such interesting characters and lets them speak in that snarky, witty prose that makes me wish I could meet them in person. Well, some of them. Some of them are scary creeps. Definitely worth listening to.
This is an excellent starter novel, a creative PI/picaresque story; cool, clever and sexy. I'm pleased to have happened upon this series. I have already bought the 2d, THE TRAIL TO BUDDHA'S MIRROR; and am hopeful it doesn't lose the rhythm like some other series I've dropped after reading the second.
Yes, this is a great easy book to read. Loved all the imagery.
Lock Stock & Two smoking barrels. Or something like that.
Yes, would listen and read the book also
Yes, trying to figure out how Neal is going to make his next move.
Enjoyed all of his performances
Yes, but unfortunatly it was not so
Going through fiction titles and picked and picked Don Winslow by accident. How have I not
listened to him or read his books.
I really liked this book, the characters and the plot, up to the very end. I could almost believe many of the people and things that happened, but I found the final switcharoo completely unrealistic. I also have my doubts that Neal Carey would simply walk away from a girl whom he obviously had such strong feelings for. I understand that this is the first book in the Neal Carey series. I hope the later ones are better.
"a quirky and very enjoyable thriller"
If you are looking for a thriller off the beaten track, then I urge you to try this book. Very well written and plotted with a lot of well drawn and likeable characters, a good mix of thrills and humour, the book hooks you from the off, and it is difficult to break away from from listening so well does the narrative bowl along.
The narration is pretty good too, though there is some unintended hilarity with the many British accents the narrator tries to put across; never has an East-end Londoner or a Yorkshireman sounded quite like this! Oddly enough though, the narrator stills gets the characters well and this doesn't detract from the overall narration or the story.
Strongly recommended. I shall certainly be exploring other works by Don Winslow - one to look out for to be sure.
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