• While Drowning in the Desert

  • The Neal Carey Mysteries, Book 5
  • By: Don Winslow
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (1,251 ratings)

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While Drowning in the Desert

By: Don Winslow
Narrated by: Joe Barrett
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Publisher's summary

30th Anniversary Edition with a new introduction by the author

Shamus Award winner and Edgar Award nominee Don Winslow combines breathless suspense, zany wit, and whiplash action in his latest novel featuring grad student/private eye Neal Carey. Now Neal is assigned to escort monkeyish octogenarian Natty Silver home from Las Vegas to Palm Springs. Natty, once a burlesque top banana, has a nonstop barrage of corny jokes, an eye for an aging cocktail waitress, and a chronic disappearing act.

When Neal catches up with him, he can see why Natty doesn’t want to go home. Sole witness to a crime, he’s now the quarry of hard-faced suits, a fascist con artist, and a career-track assassin. And bodyguard Neal, scorching through the trackless desert at eighty miles per hour, brooding on his inner child by freezing starlight, and looking down the barrel of one gun too many, is soon dodging vultures and on the brink of a surprise watery grave.

©1996 Don Winslow (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic reviews

“[Winslow] has a way with crisp dialogue…and the laughs keep coming.” ( Publishers Weekly)