The Gentlemen's Hour: A Novel

The Gentlemen's Hour: A Novel

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by Don Winslow
     
 

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Boone Daniels lives to surf.

Laid back, ultra–California cool, the former cop turned PI begins each day with the Dawn Patrol, a close-knit group of surfers, best friends who not only ride waves together but have one another’s backs out of the water. It’s the life Boone loves, all he wants. To him, “There’s no such thing as a bad

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Boone Daniels lives to surf.

Laid back, ultra–California cool, the former cop turned PI begins each day with the Dawn Patrol, a close-knit group of surfers, best friends who not only ride waves together but have one another’s backs out of the water. It’s the life Boone loves, all he wants. To him, “There’s no such thing as a bad day at the beach.” So when one of their own is murdered—especially an icon like Kelly Kuhio, a local hero—and another surfer, a young punk from the Rockpile Crew, stands accused, the small world of Pacific Beach is rocked to its core.

Boone knows he can no longer ignore the painful truth that violence is seeping into the surfing community. But when he agrees to help the defense, the outrage he courts from the community, and the Dawn Patrol, is more than he ever anticipated. He’s risking losing the relationships that define his life— just when he needs them most.

As Boone digs deeper into San Diego’s murkier side, delving into places the city’s reputationconscious establishment would rather he left alone, it becomes clear that more than a murder case is at stake. He soon finds himself out there alone, struggling to stay afloat as the waves get rougher and rougher . . . and more deadly. It’s The Gentlemen’s Hour—and it could be Boone’s last.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439183410
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
08/02/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
83,669
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Don Winslow is the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of seventeen novels, including The Cartel, The Kings of Cool, Savages, The Gentlemen’s Hour, The Dawn Patrol, The Winter of Frankie Machine, and The Power of the Dog. He lives in Southern California. To learn more, follow Don on Twitter at twitter.com/donwinslow or visit DonWinslow.com.

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The Gentlemen's Hour 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
KenCady More than 1 year ago
I have now read 7 Don Winslow novels in my project to read all of his works. The Gentlemen's Hour oddly came out in paperback before the hardback, so I was able to read it this week. My reading of it followed The Power of The Dog, surely one of Winslow's finest and hardest hitting novels. Thus this seemed rather tame, but still an enjoyable read about the likeable Boone Daniels. As a sequel to The Dawn Patrol, it didn't quite match up. But all of this in the context of a Winslow book means that it is still a book you'll like.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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A-GuyFromExeter-NH More than 1 year ago
This is the second Boone Daniels book and all the guys are back in the Pacific on their boards. Winslow does not pander to the reader, he makes tough choices. Gentlemen's Hour is a harder, tougher book than Dawn Patrol but it reads well and Winslow delivers a compelling thriller - with a lead character that does not carry a gun. Don Winslow joins Robert Crais, Michael Connolly, T. Jefferson Parker, Jame Lee Burke and others as one of my favorite writers. Buy the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun alot of fun good read enjoyed start to finish!
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lindaczak More than 1 year ago
Love the way this guys writes his characters and the humor displayed. The stories themselves are just FUN!
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chucklake More than 1 year ago
Don Winslow has done it again with Boone Daniels, surfer and private eye. Can't wait for the next one, Don !
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Jeff Kok More than 1 year ago
Never disappointed by Don Winslow
harstan More than 1 year ago
Private investigator Boone Daniels prefers surfing at San Diego's Pacific Beach than working a case. So he wonders how come he has two investigations in the middle of August as he learns a friend in need is a pest. His board riding buddy Dan Nichols fears his beautiful wife Donna the eleven (on a scale of ten) is having an affair. Dan wants Boone to conduct surveillance on his spouse. His new maybe girlfriend lawyer Petra Hall wants to hire him as the investigator on her defense of accused killer teenage Corey Blasingame, son of a wealthy La Jolla realtor. Her client confessed to killing surfing legend Kelly "Uncle K" Kuhio and admits ties to the neo-Nazi Rockpile Crew of gangster surfers. His two cases converge even as the drug cartel threatens to push the surfers from the ocean. Don Winslow's latest Daniel's private investigative thriller is a terrific not very mellow tale that focuses on several interlocking avaricious subcultures competing for the beach. The story line is fast-paced and loaded with plenty of violent action. Using the vernacular of the surfing culture to anchor the locale, readers will enjoy the Dawn Patrol giving way to The Gentleman's Hour even when the Pacific behaves like a Kansas. Harriet Klausner