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3.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 53.88 out of 5 3.88 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Don Winslow Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Neal Carey Mysteries Release Date: October 2016 ISBN: 9781470820794
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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 PI 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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Winslow keeps his plot moving quickly despite many twists and turns.”

    Pittsburgh Press

  • “Narrator Joe Barrett is a good choice for this solid mystery…Much of the action takes place in Britain, and Barrett juggles various UK accents while still delivering the right tone and temperament for the American protagonist and his adopted father.”

    AudioFile

  • “A flair for language, quick wit, and detail complete a winning first novel.”

    Library Journal

  • “A fresh voice, immensely likeable…Winslow shows he’s got what it takes to hook a reader…Where he goes next with Neal is anyone’s guess, but it’s bound to be a great ride.”

    Mystery Scene

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tig | 2/11/2014

    " Fantastic! That was a fun silly kick in the balls book. Happy Ending, maybe. I would say it was like reading Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Good Times. Now to read the Pickle. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 1/30/2014

    " The first in one of Winslow's series. His writing is so good you just want to gobble his books up like chocolate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jon Barber | 1/29/2014

    " Neal Carey is a pretty good character and I enjoyed this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 12/28/2013

    " I am a huge fan of Don Winslow and this did not disappoint. Great writing, great story, and I can't wait to read more Neal Carey Novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan Richards | 12/22/2013

    " Don Winslow writes great crime. His central characters always have a story of their own. Easy to read and fun. But with a strong core. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Manya | 11/13/2013

    " If you're a mystery fan, I definitely recommend this one. Well-written, clever, kept me enthralled throughout and also based on the author's actual PI experience and training. A great escape:-) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jmcandy | 11/12/2013

    " Another free Nook book. Not bad for a P.I. novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 9/26/2013

    " A promising series start here - I enjoy Neal as a character, particularly in how he navigates his relationships with Graham and Allie Chase. The villains are a bit cheesy, but otherwise a solid opening effort. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 9/17/2013

    " Edgar Award winner Don Winslow knows how to keep this reader delighted with an interesting cast of characters with clever dialogue, and a quick pace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blaire | 8/13/2013

    " A cut above most mystery writing. It showed signs at various points of being more violent that I like, but in the end it wasn't really. An interesting premise, lots of plot twists and an interesting gallery of characters. I'd read more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Hamilton | 4/5/2013

    " Love Winslow's writing and really enjoyed the main character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joeydag | 3/12/2013

    " Interesting characters, unpredictable plot, clever writing - all the things I like in Winslow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dixie | 3/4/2013

    " Neal is a graduate student, but has a secret life working for "The Bank" to keep their wealthy clients and friends out of trouble! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 1/20/2013

    " Although some of the writing was fast-paced and exciting, it was not up to the standard of California Fire and Life. The young hero was too odd ball for my taste, and his relationship to his mentor was kind of creepy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harley | 3/26/2012

    " This novel starts with a bang and then slows. I liked the main character, but felt too much time was spent in his backstory and this slowed the forward movement of the main story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karina | 1/13/2012

    " Enjoyed this but wish there was more about 1976 punk London scene than there was "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 12/17/2011

    " An early book by Don Winslow--there are a couple in the series featuring Neal Carey--this one set primarily in London (as the title suggests). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Woolery | 12/12/2011

    " It's been a while since I discovered an author that I really liked. I can't wait to read all his other books! Going to download all the Neal Carey books now! Maybe I'll go away for a nice beach vaca and knock them all out... I wish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 9/14/2011

    " I had read Winslow's later books first - which are darker than this. Nonetheless, great dialogue, good plot, entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dominique | 9/12/2011

    " A fun book. It's the first in a series about a private eye and it has a kind of noir feel, but it's more modern in tone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carolyn (in SC) C234D | 4/15/2011

    " Liked this a lot, but no longer remember details (read it five years ago). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katherine | 4/8/2011

    " The first in one of Winslow's series. His writing is so good you just want to gobble his books up like chocolate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tim | 12/27/2010

    " An early book by Don Winslow--there are a couple in the series featuring Neal Carey--this one set primarily in London (as the title suggests). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandra | 5/12/2010

    " Edgar Award winner Don Winslow knows how to keep this reader delighted with an interesting cast of characters with clever dialogue, and a quick pace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom | 8/31/2008

    " I had read Winslow's later books first - which are darker than this. Nonetheless, great dialogue, good plot, entertaining read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Blaire | 9/3/2007

    " A cut above most mystery writing. It showed signs at various points of being more violent that I like, but in the end it wasn't really. An interesting premise, lots of plot twists and an interesting gallery of characters. I'd read more by this author. "

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About the Author
Author Don Winslow

Don Winslow is the author of nineteen acclaimed, award-winning international bestsellers—including the #1 international bestseller The Cartel, The Power of the Dog, Savages, and The Winter of Frankie Machine—several of which have been made into major motion pictures. The Cartel is scheduled to begin production soon from master filmmaker Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox. A former investigator, antiterrorist trainer and trial consultant, Winslow lives in California.

About the Narrator

Joe Barrett has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Audie Award. He has narrated books by such authors as Trevanian, Brian Freeman, Don Winslow, and James W. Huston.