A Cool Breeze on the Underground (Neal Carey Series #1)

A Cool Breeze on the Underground (Neal Carey Series #1)

3.7 18
by Don Winslow, Joe Barrett
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Nominated for the Edgar and Shamus awards.

"A flair for language, quick wit, and detail complete a winning first novel."—Library Journal

"Don Winslow's Neal Carey [series is] hands down one of my favorite series and it should be a must-read for every mystery fan. I'm envious of everyone who will have the opportunity to read these

See more details below

Overview

Nominated for the Edgar and Shamus awards.

"A flair for language, quick wit, and detail complete a winning first novel."—Library Journal

"Don Winslow's Neal Carey [series is] hands down one of my favorite series and it should be a must-read for every mystery fan. I'm envious of everyone who will have the opportunity to read these books for the first time, and thrilled to revisit them myself."—Jon Jordan, CrimeSpree Magazine

Carey is not your usual private eye. A graduate student at Columbia University, he grew up on the streets of New York, usually on the wrong side of the law. Then he met Joe Graham, a one-armed PI who introduced him to the Bank, an exclusive New England institution with a sideline in keeping its wealthy clients happy and out of trouble. The Bank wants Neal to put his skills to work in finding Allie Chase, the rebellious teenage daughter of a prominent senator, an assignment that takes Neal to London's underground punk scene, a violent netherworld where drugs run rampant and rage is the name of the game.

Don Winslow is the author of twelve novels, including The Power of the Dog, The Dawn Patrol, and Savages (Simon & Schuster, 2010). His novel California Fire and Life received the Shamus Award. The film rights to his novel The Winter of Frankie Machine have been sold, with Robert DeNiro slated to play the lead role.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433228094
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2008
Series:
Neal Carey Series, #1
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
1
Sales rank:
1,016,027
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >