“One of America’s greatest storytellers.” – Stephen King
“Winslow, whose work includes a dozen of the finest crime novels written in the last 20 years, displays all of his strengths, including propulsive narration, compelling characters and a tight, staccato writing style, in 'Broken,' a collection of six remarkable novellas.” – Bruce De Silva, Associated Press
No matter how you come into this world, you come out broken . . .
In six intense short novels connected by the themes of crime, corruption, vengeance, justice, loss, betrayal, guilt and redemption, Broken is #1 international bestseller Don Winslow at his nerve-shattering, heart-stopping, heartbreaking best. In Broken, he creates a world of high-level thieves and low-life crooks, obsessed cops struggling with life on and off the job, private detectives, dope dealers, bounty hunters and fugitives, the lost souls driving without headlights through the dark night on the American criminal highway.
With his trademark blend of insight, humanity, humor, action and the highest level of literary craftsmanship, Winslow delivers a collection of tales that will become classics of crime fiction.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Crime fiction master Don Winslow knows how to tell a story, and this thrilling collection gives us six of his very best. Each of his novellas pulls us into a tense world filled with street crime, political corruption, and drug trafficking. In the explosive title story, a personal vendetta erupts into an impossibly tense shoot-out between a cop and a drug cartel, while the darkly funny “The San Diego Zoo”—about an officer who becomes an unwitting internet sensation after a standoff with an armed chimp—provides an unexpected dose of charm. Each of Winslow’s white-knuckle tales boasts its own distinct cast of characters, and chameleonlike narrators Ray Porter and Kaleo Griffith nail every single one. A veteran of the genre, Winslow has written top-tier crime thrillers of every variety—Broken gives us a deluxe sampling of them all.