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)
I think the Neil Carey character may be getting stale, maybe Don should have stopped at book 2 of the series.
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.
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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