Sometime student and ever-reluctant detective Neal Carey would rather be finishing a dull doctoral thesis than staring down the nose of a loaded gun -- but his new assignment doesn't sound dangerous. All he's got to do is pull off the ultimate makeover: turn Polly Paget -- a gum-chewing, foul-mouthed, big-haired broad -- into a perfect lady in time to testify in a rape case against Jack Landis, head of the Family Cable Network and America's most beloved family man. But Polly isn't cooperating, and everyone -- including a former FBI agent, an obsessive-compulsive hitman, the Mafia, a porn prince, and a slew of tabloid reporters -- is on her trail, turning Neal's "simple" assignment into a deadly game of duck-duck-goose.
|Publisher:||Blackstone Audio, Inc.|
|Series:||Neal Carey Series , #4|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.90(d)|
About the Author
DON WINSLOW is the author of thirteen books and has also written for film and television. On his way to becoming a writer, he did a number of things to make a living—private investigator, safari guide, actor, and theater director, among others. His first novel, A Cool Breeze on the Underground, was nominated for an Edgar Award, and California Fire and Life received the Shamus Award. He now lives in Southern California.
JOE BARRETT has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has been nominated for the prestigious Audie® Award. He has narrated books by such authors as Trevanian, Brian Freeman, and James W. Huston.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
All of the later novels by Don Winslow re now somewhere in my brain, resting comfortably as I liked them all so much. Now I can only go back, back to his earlier works. I like them, too, but I can see the author trying things out, and preparing to become the star author he is. A Long Walk is a bit of a meandering walk, as so many subplots exist and so many twists and turns take it to places I didn't predict. I liked it, but I think here is only one Winslow novel left for me to read. Drat.