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  • Published: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446410493
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

The Dawn Patrol




Part classic crime fiction, part San Diego surf culture, part 'Super Friends' - this is the stunning new novel from Don Winslow ('so good you almost want to keep him to yourself' Ian Rankin)

Boone Daniels is a laid-back kind of private investigator. He has sleuthing skills to burn but is rarely out of his boardshorts, and with a huge Pacific storm approaching San Diego, Boone wants to be there to ride the once-in-a-lifetime waves with his buddies in the Dawn Patrol. Unfortunately he's just landed a case involving one dead and one missing stripper, but with the help - or hindrance, Boone thinks - of uptight lawyer Petra Hall, he's determined to wrap it up in time for the epic surf.

But all sorts of trouble follows with Hawaiian gangs and trafficked Mexican girls, as the case turns dark and personal, raising ghosts from Boone's troubled past and dragging in Sunny and the rest of the Dawn Patrol. The currents turn treacherous on land and at sea as the big swell makes landfall, and Boone has to fight just to keep his head above water...

  • Pub date: 4 January 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446410493
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 320

About the Author

Don Winslow

Don Winslow has worked as a movie theatre manager, a production assistant, and as a private investigator. In addition to being a novelist he now works as an independent consultant in issues involving litigation arising from criminal behaviour. His novels include The Kings of Cool, Savages, The Death and Life of Bobby Z, California Fire and Life, The Power of the Dog, The Winter of Frankie Machine and The Dawn Patrol. In 2012 Savages was released as a blockbuster film.

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Praise for The Dawn Patrol

“It's no mean achievement to make the world of surfing fascinating to confirmed landlubbers . . . Slowly builds to a moving, lethal climax that will take your breath away”

Evening Standard

“Winslow creates ripping plots . . . Convincing characters, an exotic setting . . . Winslow knows exactly when to pile on the pressure”

Henry Sutton, The Mirror

“Witty and enjoyable crime thriller”

Independent on Sunday

“Might be the best summertime crime novel ever”

San Francisco Chronicle

“Heartbreaking . . . Could be a breakthrough for Winslow”

Los Angeles Times

“One of the most entertaining beach books of this - or any other - summer . . . [A] rocketing thriller”

The Times-Picayune

“Colossally cool . . . Captures the essence of Southern California itself: forecast sunny and clear, with an undertow of darkness”

San Antonio Express-News

“Winslow is a sensational writer”

Independent on Sunday

“At a time when many successful crime and thriller writers produce a book a year, Don Winslow stands out. He is one of the best”

Times Literary Supplement

“If you've never read Don Winslow, start now”

Val McDermid

“Don Winslow is the kind of cult writer who is so good you almost want to keep him to yourself”

Ian Rankin


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