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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: Joe Barrett Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Neal Carey Mysteries Release Date: April 2011 ISBN: 9781470802196
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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.

When Neal catches up with him, he can see why Natty doesn’t want to go home. Sole witness to a crime, he’s now the quarry of hard-faced suits, a fascist con artist, and a career-track assassin. And bodyguard Neal, scorching through the trackless desert at eighty miles per hour, brooding on his inner child by freezing starlight, and looking down the barrel of one gun too many, is soon dodging vultures and on the brink of a surprise watery grave.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Winslow has a way with crisp dialogue…And the laughs keep coming.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Guaranteed to provoke a laugh…A thoroughly enjoyable comic mystery.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 4/30/2009

    " This time Winslow goes for humor and keeps the story short in what is, to date, the last Neal Carey mystery. Some of the themes (insurance fraud, crooked attorneys) are developed more fully in his later serious novel "California Fire and Life." "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Al | 4/28/2009

    " Not one of Winslow's best. It was an ok comic mystery. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tom | 8/31/2008

    " the best of the Neal Carey series - great crosstalk and grumbles, cracking story, hilarious dialogue. "

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About the Author
Author Don Winslow

Don Winslow is the author of the highly acclaimed, multi-award-winning novel The Cartel, a New York Times bestseller, which also garnered the RBA International Prize for Crime Writing and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and made the “Best Books of the Year” lists for the New Statesman, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Amazon. His other books have won the Shamus Award, Maltese Falcon Award, and the Japan Adventure Fiction Association Prize. Winslow has also written for film and television.

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.