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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (157 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Don Winslow Narrator: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Neal Carey Mysteries Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781470801618
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From domestic war to barroom brawls, grad-student-turned-PI Neal Carey’s got more than studying on his plate.

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.

To find Cody, Neal has to turn outlaw in a land of two-bit casinos and roadside cathouses to infiltrate a vicious white supremacist group spouting hatred and dealing in terror. But the deeper undercover he goes, the deadlier the game becomes. Now Neal must force a showdown with the group’s crazed leader and find Cody before the missing toddler ends up lost in a world of unspeakable evil.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Splendid.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “The setting is true West and the wit is drier than sagebrush…Hard-edged action…In swift, sharp prose.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Full of entertaining derring-do.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Les Edgerton | 2/8/2012

    " First Winslow novel I've given less than five stars to. There were just some plot points that strained my credulity a bit too much and took me out of the fictive dream. That said, it was still a typical Winslow novel--highly entertaining. Not his best (imo), but I'm definitely not sorry I bought it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Malia | 11/26/2011

    " Surprisingly good. I like the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ben Hamilton | 6/1/2011

    " This is the third in the series and I really enjoyed it. Don Winslow has great characters and Neil Carey is a great one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve | 10/16/2009

    " A good old-fashioned adventure story. Winslow writes with warmth and compassion. Neal Carey's quest for a kidnapped child takes him to Nevada, where he encounters some ornery men. I am always eager to see what Neal will do next. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Al | 4/24/2009

    " Considerable but a good adventure story.

    I read this book after reading the Dawn Patrol. I've picked up two other books by the author which I'll read shortly. "

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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

Joe Barrett, an actor and Audie Award and Earphones Award–winning narrator, has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials.