The Gentlemen's Hour: A Novel

The Gentlemen's Hour: A Novel

by Don Winslow
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The Gentlemen's Hour: A Novel by Don Winslow

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Force, a “down-and-dirty dip into the treacherous social currents of Southern California” (The Wall Street Journal), in which P.I. Boone Daniels agrees to defend a young man accused of murdering a beloved surfer and local legend.

Former cop turned investigator Boone Daniels lives to surf. He begins each day with the Dawn Patrol, a close-knit group of surfers who have one another’s backs in and out of the water. When one of their own, a local legend, is murdered, the small world of Pacific Beach is rocked to its core. But when Boone agrees to defend the young man accused, the outrage from the community is more than he ever anticipated, and as he digs deeper into San Diego’s murkier side, it becomes clear that not just a murder case is at stake. Boone soon finds himself out there alone, struggling to stay afloat as the waves get rougher and rougher . . . and more deadly.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781439183410
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 08/02/2011
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 13,365
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Don Winslow is the acclaimed New York Times bestselling author of twenty novels, including The Force, 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 or visit

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The Gentlemen's Hour 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 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 13 hours ago
Ditto ;-)
Drewano 11 months ago
Another great Boon Daniels novel. From start to finish this book transported me to the beach and made me feel as if I was surfing right along with him. The plot is wonderful and the characters are great. The writing is superb I just couldn’t get enough of the story I finished it in just over a day. I know there are only two books in the series but I really hope this character gets dusted off and some more are produced.
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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