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The Dawn Patrol | [Don Winslow]

The Dawn Patrol

Every morning Boone Daniels is out with the Dawn Patrol: four men and one woman as single-minded about surfing as he is, or nearly. They have real jobs; Boone works as a P.I. just enough to keep himself in fish tacos and in the water. But Boone is also obsessed with the unsolved case of a young girl named Rain who was abducted while he was with the San Diego police.
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Publisher's Summary

Every morning, Boone Daniels is out with the Dawn Patrol: four men and one woman as single-minded about surfing as he is, or nearly. They have real jobs; Boone works as a P.I. just enough to keep himself in fish tacos and in the water.

But Boone is also obsessed with the unsolved case of a young girl named Rain who was abducted while he was with the San Diego police. He blames himself, just as almost everyone in the department did, for not being able to save her.

Unexpectedly, he finds himself with the chance to make amends, and this new investigation gives him a wilder ride than any he's ever imagined.

©2008 Don Winslow; (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

"[A] terrific thriller....Winslow keeps raising the stakes, as well as the waves, for all involved." (Publishers Weekly)

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    C. Johnson Chester, VA United States 10-05-14
    C. Johnson Chester, VA United States 10-05-14 Member Since 2008

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    "Exceptionally entertaining!"
    Where does The Dawn Patrol rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've listened to hundreds, so it's tough to place specifically; however, it's in the top tier!


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    It was very entertaining. The author's knowledge of surfing (likely coupled with tons of research) made the west coast dialog truly believable and quite cool. Storyline was unexpected, but also timely and compelling.


    Have you listened to any of Ray Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first Don Winslow / Ray Porter coupling. Ray did a stellar job of narration. Characters were brought to life, each uniquely interesting that, when combined, kept me engaged.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Wooohooohooohooo.... Wipeout!!!


    Any additional comments?

    My first Don Winslow novel. Can't wait to get the next!

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    Melanie Raleigh, NC 05-17-13
    Melanie Raleigh, NC 05-17-13 Member Since 2015
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    "Good and suspenseful but too much surfing....."
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    I like Don Winslow's books and this one didn't disappoint overall. However, I am not a surfer and I think some of the surfing interludes went on too long and distracted from the story. The characters were good and like some of his other novels, I enjoyed how they moved back to the past to provide context. If you enjoyed Frankie Machine and the Power of the Dog, you should enjoy this although I found the latter two more enjoyable.

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    Regina Seattle, WA, United States 98109 07-12-10
    Regina Seattle, WA, United States 98109 07-12-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Love story, love reader, love writing"

    Excellent all the way around. Gives San Diego something to be proud of.

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