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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (633 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Don Winslow Narrator: Holter Graham Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Boone Daniels lives to surf.

Laid back, ultra–California cool, the former cop turned PI begins each day with the Dawn Patrol, a close-knit group of surfers, best friends who not only ride waves together but have one another’s backs out of the water. It’s the life Boone loves, all he wants. To him, “There’s no such thing as a bad day at the beach.” So when one of their own is murdered, especially an icon like Kelly Kuhio, a local hero, and another surfer, a young punk from the Rockpile Crew, stands accused, the small world of Pacific Beach is rocked to its core.

Boone knows he can no longer ignore the painful truth that violence is seeping into the surfing community. But when he agrees to help the defense, the outrage he courts from the community, and the Dawn Patrol, is more than he ever anticipated. He’s risking the relationships that define his life just when he needs them most.

As Boone digs deeper into San Diego’s murkier side, delving into places the city’s reputation-conscious establishment would rather he left alone, it becomes clear that more than a murder case is at stake. He soon finds himself out there alone, struggling to stay afloat as the waves get rougher and more deadly. It’s The Gentlemen’s Hour, and it could be Boone’s last.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A down-and-dirty dip into the treacherous social currents of Southern California.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Escape at its finest…Pick it up and watch out for that undertow.”

    Dallas Morning News

  • “Winslow defies description as a writer…The literary equivalent of the perfect wave.”

    Providence Journal

  • The Gentlemen’s Hour is yet another sensational foray into the underbelly of San Diego with laidback PI Boone Daniels.”

    Guardian (UK)

  • “The laidback calm of the Southern California surfing community of Pacific Beach boils over violently in Winslow’s fast-paced sequel to The Dawn Patrol…Winslow ensures there’s nothing ‘gentlemanly’ about the action.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This sequel to Winslow’s The Dawn Patrol is more than just a snappy summertime thriller written with hip surfer dude dialog. It’s a thoughtful cultural commentary about an iconic coastal community with too much money, constant sunshine, and terminal greed.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Winslow hits the perfect balance here between surf and substance, enough of the latter to give his characters some gristle but not so much as to keep his story from being as unabashedly enjoyable as a perfect day at the beach.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • One of the 2011 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Fiction
  • A Kirkus Reviews “New and Notable Title”, August 2011
  • A 2010 CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Finalist

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jay Bullman | 2/20/2014

    " I love Boone Daniels "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Charles | 2/18/2014

    " The 3rd book I'd list in this slim category. A big fall off in plotting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Eddie | 2/18/2014

    " I enjoyed this novel. It was a later novel featuring Boone Daniels and The Dawn Patrol, a group of surferbums in San Diego. They all have other jobs as well. This is a crime novel that will test the friendship[s of the members of The dawn patrol. Well written. This the author whose novel Savages is coming out as a motion picture directed by Oliver Stone. I just ordered Savages to read b efore the ovie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Gina | 2/16/2014

    " This is the second book with The Dawn Patrol, a group of surfing buddies. The unofficial leader of this group is Boone Daniels, a surfer and private investigator. He is working on one case that could cost him his long-time friendships and another case that could cost him his life. In spite of this he can't give up on his principles. The setting for the story is the San Diego beaches. The author does a good job of exposing some of the unsavory aspects of the picturesque ocean setting. Behind the glamour lies real estate and political corruption, drug cartels, white supremacists, and monetary wealth at any costs. "

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