The Neal Carey Mysteries

5 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 2,105 ratings

A Cool Breeze on the Underground Publisher's Summary

Neal Carey is not your usual private eye. A graduate student at Columbia University, he grew up on the streets of New York, usually on the wrong side of the law. Then he met a P.I. who introduced him to the Bank, an exclusive institution with a sideline in keeping its wealthy clients happy and out of trouble. They pay Neal's college tuition, and Neal gets an education that can't be found in any textbook, from learning how to trail a suspect to mastering the proper way to search a room.

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.
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  • Book 1

    • A Cool Breeze on the Underground

    • By: Don Winslow
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,564
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,329
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1,328

    Neal Carey is not your usual private eye. A graduate student at Columbia University, he grew up on the streets of New York, usually on the wrong side of the law. Then he met a P.I. who introduced him to the Bank, an exclusive institution with a sideline in keeping its wealthy clients happy and out of trouble. They pay Neal's college tuition, and Neal gets an education that can't be found in any textbook, from learning how to trail a suspect to mastering the proper way to search a room. Now it's payback time.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Read

    • By Cody on 05-18-15

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 2

    • The Trail to Buddha’s Mirror

    • By: Don Winslow
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 46

    Robert Pendleton is a chemical genius with a fertilizer worth a fortune to whoever controls the formula. Not surprisingly, the Bank, his notoriously exclusive backer, wants to keep an eye on its investment. But so does the CIA. And the Chinese government. And a few shadier organizations. So when Pendleton disappears from a conference in San Francisco, along with all of his research, Neal Carey enters the picture.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Its ok, basically a beach book

    • By H. Bradford on 04-13-19

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 3

    • Way Down on the High Lonely

    • The Neal Carey Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Don Winslow
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 197
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 197

    Neal Carey’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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another great story

    • By Sally Filler on 09-28-15

    Regular price: $19.56

  • Book 4

    • A Long Walk up the Water Slide

    • The Neal Carey Mysteries, Book 4
    • By: Don Winslow
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 156
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 139

    Neal Carey has to keep the mob, the FBI, and a major television personality from killing his newest client—but he’s tempted to do the job himself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So fun ti listen ro!!!

    • By Boysmom on 04-20-15

    Regular price: $20.97

  • Book 5

    • While Drowning in the Desert

    • The Neal Carey Mysteries, Book 5
    • By: Don Winslow
    • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
    • Length: 3 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 101

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Multi-faceted author with skills

    • By Mark Hancock on 01-19-18

    Regular price: $12.57