Way Down on the High Lonely (Neal Carey Series #3)

Way Down on the High Lonely (Neal Carey Series #3)

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by Don Winslow
     
 

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Graduate student Neal Carey's three-year confinement in a Chinese monastery is finally over -- but his troubles are just beginning. The elusive financial benefactors who have bought his freedom expect a return on their investment. They want him to find Cody McCall, a two-year-old boy recently abducted by his father in a bitter Hollywood custody battle -- a task

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Graduate student Neal Carey's three-year confinement in a Chinese monastery is finally over -- but his troubles are just beginning. The elusive financial benefactors who have bought his freedom expect a return on their investment. They want him to find Cody McCall, a two-year-old boy recently abducted by his father in a bitter Hollywood custody battle -- a task that will propel Neal from the glittering Hollywood hills to the remote wilds of Nevada. To find Cody, Neal has to turn outlaw in a land of two-bit casinos and roadside cathouses, and infiltrate a vicious white supremacist group spouting hatred and dealing in terror. But the deeper undercover he goes, the deadlier the game becomes. Now Neal must force a showdown with the group's crazed leader and find Cody before the missing todler ends up lost in a world of unspeakable evil.

Editorial Reviews

NY Times Book Review
Splendid.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Edgar-nominee Winslow springs his wry New York protagonist, Neal Carey, from a forced stint in a Chinese monastery (don't ask, just read Trail to Buddha's Mirror ) and into a '90s Wild West odyssey with more surprises than a hatful of rattlesnakes. The unnamed bank for which Neal and his stepfather work (in ``a shadow department that handled difficult problems for its larger investors'') taps Neal to retrieve two-year-old Cody McCall, snatched by his divorced dad and taken to the wild backcountry of Nevada: the High Lonely. Neal's boss also wants to get the goods on the True Christian Identity Church, a vicious white supremacist organization to which Cody's father belongs. Signing on as a cowhand at racist Bob Hansen's ranch, Neal infiltrates the group by presenting himself as a ``fund-raiser' for Hansen's thugs. Seduced by Nevada ranch life and a local schoolmarm, he ignores orders to come home. His superiors at the bank concoct grand scams that go zanily awry, lead to the chase and wind up with a gunfight at an old corral. The womenfolk hold their own, the setting is True West and the wit is drier than sagebrush. Winslow deftly balances hard-edged action with characters to really care about, all described in swift, sharp prose. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312964221
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
Neal Carey Series , #3
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

Don Winslow is the author of the Edgar-nominated A Cool Breeze on the Underground, The Trail to Buddha's Mirror, and The Death and Life of Bobby Z. He lives in northern Connecticut with his wife Jean, their son Thomas, and their dogs, Bud and Lou.

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