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A Cool Breeze on the Underground (Neal Carey Series #1) [NOOK Book]

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The popular mystery from New York Times bestselling author Don Winslow
Book one of the Neal Carey mystery series: Streetwise and book-smart PI Neal Carey pursues a dangerous teenage runaway through London in Don Winslow’s debut novel
Neal Carey is a humble graduate student who dreams of becoming a literature professor. But he’s also the employee of the Kitteredges, a secretive New England banking family that knows how to make the embarrassing ...
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A Cool Breeze on the Underground (Neal Carey Series #1)

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Overview

The popular mystery from New York Times bestselling author Don Winslow
Book one of the Neal Carey mystery series: Streetwise and book-smart PI Neal Carey pursues a dangerous teenage runaway through London in Don Winslow’s debut novel
Neal Carey is a humble graduate student who dreams of becoming a literature professor. But he’s also the employee of the Kitteredges, a secretive New England banking family that knows how to make the embarrassing problems of its most powerful clients disappear. When Allie Chase—the troubled daughter of a U.S. senator and presidential hopeful—falls into drug use and runs away to England, the Kitteredge family calls on Carey to track her down. The raucous trail leads through London’s darkest, dingiest corners as the brilliant and cynical Carey matches wits with his spoiled but precocious quarry. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Don Winslow, including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

He's a grad student in the Ivy League. He's also a private investigator trying to find a runaway teen. Now, he's in over his head. Up against punk junkies, antique book thieves, and murderous betrayal, Neal Carey has his work cut out for him to save Allie--and get back above ground for good. Martin's Press.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This ambitious but technically unsophisticated first entry in a series features street-wise New Yorker Neal Carey, a 23-year-old graduate student of 18th-century literature. Neal is directed by Friends of the Family, a discreet, private investigation agency for which he works, to find Allie Chase, the teenage, drug-addicted daughter of a U.S. senator and presidential hopeful. Allie is somewhere in England and must be returned to the States before the Democratic Convention nine weeks away. Neal finds Allie but is forced to use his cunning to bring her home; at the same time he suspects someone from the agency is trying to kill him. Winslow guides us on a tour of punk 1976 London and introduces some colorful characters. But this first novel loses much of its punch because Winslow overloads beginning chapters with his hero's personal history rather than pacing the plot with relevant details. Neal is a distant hero whose escapades seem artificially linked. (Feb.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781453206188
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Publication date: 12/14/2010
  • Series: Neal Carey Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: B&N epub
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 601,462
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Don Winslow (b. 1953) is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen crime and mystery novels as well as short stories and film screenplays. A Cool Breeze on the Underground, Winslow’s debut and the first novel in his popular Neal Carey series, was nominated for an Edgar Award. Before becoming a fulltime writer, Winslow worked as a private detective in New York and California. He currently lives outside San Diego with his wife.



Don Winslow (b. 1953) is the New York Times bestselling author of thirteen crime and mystery novels as well as short stories and film screenplays. A Cool Breeze on the Underground, Winslow’s debut and the first novel in his popular Neal Carey series, was nominated for an Edgar Award. Before becoming a fulltime writer, Winslow worked as a private detective in New York and California. He currently lives outside San Diego with his wife.

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    Posted July 16, 2013

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    Austin

    Only if u stop. Leave my sis alone from now on got it

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    Haley

    Just stop

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  • Posted May 7, 2013

    Discovering a new author you can¿t live without is like finding

    Discovering a new author you can’t live without is like finding first love: sure you know it’s out there somewhere; you’ll know it when you find it; it’ll be an experience that’ll take your breath away and leave you begging for more; you can’t really stop to look for it; and when you find it, it’ll probably change your life. I know it sounds inane, but books really can change your life, or help you make some new discovery about yourself.

    A COOL BREEZE ON THE UNDERGROUND almost stole my heart. Sure, it wasn’t perfect, but like me, it wasn’t afraid of its flaws, and it presented them unabashedly to the world. Neal Carey may not be your typical PI, but he does a damn fine job at getting the girl. Allie Chase is filled with more secrets than a piñata, and she’s not about to open herself up to just anyone, even if she is running from her life, or at least running from her past. Both characters carried this novel well, certainly enhancing my overall reading experience with a little charisma, charm, and more than a few drug-induced highs.

    This novel did toss a lot of backstory in the reader’s direction, and while it was all interesting and important to Neal’s character, I did feel like we’d jump forward and then jump backward, slowing down the pace a bit. This improved considerably over the second half of the book, and I raced to the end faster than a leprechaun chasing after his pot of gold.

    I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention much of Don Winslow’s dialogue was top shelf, and the rapid fire exchanges made me giddy with pleasure. After watching Savages, I was thrilled to discover I had this novel just waiting to be plucked off my Kindle. I soaked it up faster than a sunbathing, bikini clad, college co-ed.

    Robert Downs
    Author of Falling Immortality: Casey Holden, Private Investigator

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  • Posted June 26, 2011

    Great!

    My first book of his and will st
    art the hunt for more.

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