July 2010 Indie Next List
“Ben and Chon sell the best marijuana in southern California, and have been peacefully rolling in the cash for years. But when the Mexican Baja Cartel wants in, and 'no thanks' is not an option, it sparks a frantic race to meet the cartel's demands and save their turf. Winslow's thriller reads like staccato bursts of gunfire, so keep your head down as you keep turning the pages!”
— Brian Woodbury, The Toadstool Bookshop, Peterborough, NH
From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Cartel"
A "New York Times," "Entertainment Weekly," and "Chicago Sun-Times" Favorite Book of the Year
"A revelation...This is "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" on autoload." --Stephen King, "Entertainment Weekly"
"Startling...Stylish...Mega-cool." --Janet Maslin, "The New York Times"
Ben, Chon, and O are twentysomething best friends living the dream in Southern California. Together they have made a small fortune producing premium grade marijuana, a product so potent that the Mexican Baja Cartel demands a cut. When Ben and Chon refuse to back down, the cartel kidnaps O, igniting a dizzying array of high-octane negotiations and stunning plot twists as they risk everything to free her. The result is a provocative, sexy, and darkly engrossing thrill ride, an ultracontemporary love story that will leave you breathless.
"A spellbinding tour de force that is utterly impossible to put down." --Christopher Reich
"This is the story of love's costs--and the acceptance of whatever that cost entails." --Randy Michael Signor, "Chicago Sun-Times"
"A wickedly funny and smart novel." --Janet Evanovich
"Winslow's marvelous, adrenaline-juiced roller coaster of a novel...is both a departure and a culmination, pyrotechnic braggadocio and deep meditation on contemporary American culture." --Sarah Weinman, "Los Angeles Times.
About the Author
Don Winslow, a former private investigator and consultant, is the author of over a dozen novels, including "The Dawn Patrol", "The Winter of Frankie Machine", and "The Death and Life of Bobby Z".
“A revelation . . . This is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on autoload.” —Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly
“Stylish . . . Mega-cool . . . Ferocious.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times
“A spellbinding tour de force that is utterly impossible to put down.” —Christopher Reich
“This is the story of love’s costs—and the acceptance of whatever that cost entails.” —Randy Michael Signor, Chicago Sun-Times
“A wickedly funny and smart novel.” —Janet Evanovich
“Winslow’s marvelous, adrenaline-juiced roller coaster of a novel . . . is both a departure and a culmination, pyrotechnic braggadocio and deep meditation on contemporary American culture.” —Sarah Weinman, Los Angeles Times