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Savages

by Don Winslow

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Savages by Don Winslow
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2010
    320 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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Young, independent Laguna Beach-based marijuana kingpins are blackmailed into working for the Baja Cartel after one of their threesome is kidnapped.

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"Starred Review. Edgar nominee and Shamus winner Winslow drive[s] his plot breathlessly forward. He also serves up plenty of savage wit. Riddled with bullets and splattered with blood, Savages is not for the squeamish, but it's a must for Winslow fans." - Booklist

"Spare, clipped expository prose and hip, spot-on dialogue propel this visceral crime novel from Winslow..." - Publishers Weekly

"Savages is Don Winslow's best book yet - a wickedly funny and smart novel, with a ripped-from-the-headlines story that gets your pulse racing as the action unfolds. Razor-sharp plot twists, a cast of ruthless antiheroes, and of course, Winslow's superb, adrenaline-fueled prose make this scorching, drug-infused thriller an addictive and entertaining read." - Janet Evanovich

"A spellbinding, tour de force that is utterly impossible to put down. Savages is, bar none, the finest novel I have read in years." - Christopher Reich, author of Numbered Account and Rules of Deception

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Don Winslow Author Biography

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New York Times bestselling author Don Winslow has written twenty-one novels, including The Border, The Force, The Kings of Cool, Savages, The Winter of Frankie Machine and the highly acclaimed epics The Power of the Dog and The Cartel.

The son of a sailor and a librarian, Winslow grew up with a love of books and storytelling in a small coastal Rhode Island town. He left at age seventeen to study journalism at the University of Nebraska, where he earned a degree in African Studies. While in college, he traveled to southern Africa, sparking a lifelong involvement with that continent.

Winslow's travels took him to California, Idaho and Montana before he moved to New York City to become a writer, making his living as a movie theater manager and later a private investigator in Times ...

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