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‘You can’t ask for more emotionally moving entertainment’ Stephen King
A riveting collection of original fiction from the revered #1 international bestselling author of The Cartel trilogy and The Force
No matter how you come into this world, you come out broken…
In six intense, haunting short novels, Don Winslow returns to the themes that are the hallmarks of his acclaimed body of work – crime, corruption, vengeance, justice, loss, betrayal, guilt, and redemption – to explore the savagery and nobility that drive and define the human condition.
In Broken, Winslow creates a world of high-level thieves and low-life crooks, obsessed cops and jaded private detectives, dope dealers and government agents, bounty hunters and fugitives. Diverse and richly drawn, these characters – some familiar, others new – are lost souls driving without headlights on the dark highway of modern America. Set in New Orleans and Hawaii, Southern California and south Texas, each story in this collection is distinctively Winslow, shaped by his trademark blend of insight, humanity, humor, drama, and consummate literary craftsmanship.
A powerful, gripping collection of tales that will become classics of crime fiction, Broken is Don Winslow at his nerve-shattering, heartbreaking best.
“A master of thrills shows his range, and his bite . . . [Winslow is] a writer from whom others can learn the ropes.” New York Times
Praise for Don Winslow
‘A huge, immersive, violent, compassionate read’ Ian Rankin
‘He’s a master’ Michael Connelly
‘One of the great literary achievements of the century so far’ Daily Telegraph
‘Such crime writing deserves nothing less than a Pulitzer Prize’ Evening Standard
‘A new crime classic … a stirring, stupendous novel’ Sunday Times
‘He is a pleasure to read’ The Times
‘Brutal and brilliant, this is crime’s Game of Thrones’ Sun
‘A furious, impassioned novel’ Washington Post
‘Devastating and timely … a hybrid The Godfather and War and Peace’ New York Times
About the author
Don Winslow is the author of nineteen acclaimed, award-winning, international bestsellers – including the No. 1 international bestseller The Cartel, winner of the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, The Power of the Dog, Savages, and The Winter of Frankie Machine – several of which have been made into movies or are in development. A former investigator, anti-terrorist trainer, and trial consultant, Winslow lives in Southern California.
The six crime novellas in this disappointing collection from bestseller Winslow (the Cartel trilogy) lack the superior plotting and forceful prose of the author's best work. The opening of the weak title story suggests that the focus will be on New Orleans 911 dispatcher Eva McNabb, the wife of a tough, abusive ex-cop, and the mother of two current police officers, but it shifts to the two sons. Jimmy McNabb's disruption of a major meth shipment has tragic unintended consequences that set his family on a path toward bloody revenge in a story that prioritizes action over depth of characterization. Other selections offer nothing particularly new. In "Crime 101," a dogged police lieutenant pursues a thief targeting jewelry couriers in California; in "The San Diego Zoo," the one light-hearted entry, a humane cop tries to disarm an escaped chimp that managed to get its hands on a gun without injuring the primate. Readers should be prepared for graphic violence and staccato prose ("Harold's shotgun is at his hip./It blasts the would-be shooter into the wall./The doors close"). Winslow fans will hope for a return to form next time.