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Broken consists of five original short stories from the inventive mind of Don Winslow. The first entry, appropriately named Broken, centers around a law enforcement family in New Orleans. The McNabbs have served the city in law enforcement for decades, but fate alters their lives when Detective Jimmy McNabb raids a drug shipment and humiliates a burgeoning drug lord. The drug dealer exacts grisly retribution and Jimmy must respond in kind. In Crime 101, Davis has robbed a trail up and down the coast, getting away clean and without resorting to violence. A final score to set him up for retirement tempts him, but a hardened and clever Detective may be onto him. A couple of characters in Crime 101 set up the next story Sunset where a surfing legend has withered to a drugged-out bail jumper and his retrieval is a must for Bail Bondsman Duke. The final two stories Paradise and The Last Ride are stand out stories making powerful statements in their own right.

Broken is a pleasant deviation from the previous works from Don Winslow as there is more to enjoy in each entry of this new release. The appearance of familiar faces from previous novels is a gift for fans of Winslow’s previous work. The newcomers to his work will find a path to Winslow’s excellent oeuvre. A pleasurable and rollicking joy ride.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 338 pages
Publisher William Morrow
Publish Date 2020-04-07
ISBN 9780062988904 Buy this Book
Issue June 2020
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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