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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Don Winslow Narrator: Dion Graham Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2017 ISBN: 9781504680578
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Our ends know our beginnings, but the reverse isn’t true …

All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is the “King of Manhattan North,” a highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of “Da Force.” Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest—an elite special unit given carte blanche to fight gangs, drugs, and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he’s spent on the “Job,” Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He’s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean.

What only a few know is that Denny Malone himself is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city’s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all.

This is the great cop novel of our time and a book only Don Winslow could write: a haunting story of greed and violence, inequality and race, crime and injustice, retribution and redemption, a story that reveals the seemingly insurmountable tensions between the police and the diverse citizens they serve. A searing portrait of a city on the edge of an abyss and of a courageous, heroic, and deeply flawed man who stands at that edge, The Force is a masterpiece of urban realism full of shocking and surprising twists, leavened by flashes of dark humor, a morally complex and utterly riveting dissection of modern American society and the controversial issues confronting us today.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A stunner of a cop novel.”

    Janet Maslin, New York Times

  • “In addition to being compulsively readable, nowhere in Don Winslow’s The Force will you find ‘for a long moment’ or ‘for some reason’.”

    Stephen King

  • “Intensely human in its tragic details, positively Shakespearian in its epic sweep—probably the best cop novel ever written.”

    Lee Child, #1 New York Times bestselling author

  • “[This] big, fat book of fast-moving fiction…is riveting and scary—in a lot of ways…The action—a lot of it related in one- or two-sentence paragraphs that rocket you through the tale—is, as you might expect, cinematic. It’s often funny, ironic, and tense.”

    Washington Post

  • “Winslow peers into the soul of modern America through the eyes of a supremely skilled and corrupt police officer, in this epic novel of devastating moral complexity.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “It’s rare for a writer to produce two career-defining masterpieces back-to-back, but that’s exactly what Winslow has done by following The Cartel with The Force…Grand in scope and equally grand in execution.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Winslow’s writing…is as potent as ever.”

    Library Journal

  • “His longest and finest novel yet…This is the War and Peace of dope-war books. Tense, brutal, wildly atmospheric, stunningly plotted, deeply etched.”

    James Ellroy, New York Times bestselling author, on The Cartel

  • A Publishers Weekly Pick of the Most Anticipated Books of 2017
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About the Author
Author Don Winslow

Don Winslow is the author of nineteen, award-winning, international bestsellers—including the #1 international bestseller The Cartel, The Power of the Dog, Savages and The Winter of Frankie Machine. Savages was made into a critically acclaimed film by three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone. The Cartel is scheduled to begin production next year by master filmmaker Ridley Scott and 20th Century Fox. A former investigator, anti-terrorist trainer, and trial consultant, Winslow lives in California.

About the Narrator

Dion Graham, from HBO’s The Wire, also narrates The First 48 on A&E. Winner of dozens of Earphones Awards and the prestigious Audie Award for best narration, he has performed on Broadway, off Broadway, internationally, in films, and in several hit television series. His performances have been praised as thoughtful and compelling, vivid and full of life.