From domestic war to barroom brawls, grad-student-turned-PI Neal Carey’s got more than studying on his plate.
Neal’s three-year confinement in a Chinese monastery is finally over—but his troubles are just beginning. The elusive financial benefactors who have bought his freedom expect a return on their investment. They want him to find Cody McCall, a two-year-old boy recently abducted by his father in a bitter Hollywood custody battle—a task that will propel Neal from the glittering Hollywood hills to the remote wilds of Nevada.
To find Cody, Neal has to turn outlaw in a land of two-bit casinos and roadside cathouses to infiltrate a vicious white supremacist group spouting hatred and dealing in terror. But the deeper undercover he goes, the deadlier the game becomes. Now Neal must force a showdown with the group’s crazed leader and find Cody before the missing toddler ends up lost in a world of unspeakable evil.
Crack another case with Neal Carey.
©1993 Don Winslow (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
“Splendid.” (New York Times Book Review)
"Winslow deftly balances hard-edged action with characters to really care about, all described in swift, sharp prose." (Publishers Weekly)
"Neal's latest adventure is full of entertaining derring-do." (Kirkus Reviews)
Photographer, nature & water geek, music lover, book fiend.
Love this series, as well as the Don Winslow stand alone novels. He's become a top tier, "go-to" novelist for me & I can't recommend his work enough. My only criticism is that soon I'll have plowed through his entire bibliography...
No matter where you go, there you are.
How many folks are nutz enough to think they are going to dig a little fort in the middle of nowhere and somehow bait the entirety of Western Civilization into lining up for a showdown. These Libertarians are apparently chewing sacred desert peyote buttons while they hatch their schemes because choosing a town for your headquarters that doesn't even have a gas station is going to tend to keep thing a bit too quiet. If you take on the entire United States government, you should at least have a way of letting them know you're mad at them. Good God, the man's neighbor and best friend failed to notice.
But I like some of the characters and Winslow is a much better writer than this plot deserves. I do love to read Mr. Wilson's stories. Funny that.
I think the Neil Carey character may be getting stale, maybe Don should have stopped at book 2 of the series.
More of the humor and irony of the first two in the series.
I enjoy the adventure and the danger but not graphic violence. I thought Winslow was perfect until this book.
The old Indian and Karen.
Winslow writes powerful descriptions and really offers readers a keen sense of place.
I want audible to label books as to their level of graphic violence. Your eye, when reading, can easily skip over it but not so much on audible. I enjoy the thriller/detective genre, I can deal with foul language, but it's hard to ignore the detailed violence when the book is playing in your ear on on the car.
A little violent for this series featuring Neal, the hapless, inadvertent detective, but well-written and way exciting. Don't read it before you go to bed.
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