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The Power of the Dog : Power of the Dog: Book 1 - Don Winslow

The Power of the Dog

Power of the Dog: Book 1

By: Don Winslow

Paperback | 1 May 2006 | Edition Number 1

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Don Winslow's break-out novel is a hugely ambitious, page-turning thriller about power and revenge in the tradition of the Great American Novel.

Drug lord Miguel Angel Barrera is head of the Mexican drug federación, responsible for millions of dollars worth of cocaine traffic into the US and the torture of those who stand in its way. His nephew, Adan Barrera, is his worthy successor.

Art Keller is the US government operative, so determined to obtain revenge for a murdered colleague that his pusuit of the cartel veers dangerously towards an obsession outside the law. In a world characterised by its brutality, all of Winslow's incredibly varied cast - including a high class prostitute, an Irish hitman and a charismatic Catholic priest - are searching for salvation.

Don Winslow's masterpiece is not only a page-turning thriller but also a rich and compelling novel in the league of Ellroy or Delillo.

About the Author

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.
Industry Reviews
"The Power of the Dog throws shadows a mile long. Fearless, humane, aesthetically fervent, it's also passionate, unapologetic, gorgeously written and unquestionably authentic." Dennis Lehane "Don Winslow is the kind of cult writer who is so good you almost want to keep him to yourself." -- Ian Rankin "The first great dope novel since Dog Soldiers thirty years ago. It's frightening and sad, with a superbly sustained intensity. A beautifully compressed vision of hell, with all its attendant moral madness." -- James Ellroy "A damn good read. If you've never read Don Winslow, start now." -- Val McDermid "It is impossible in a few words to do [it] justice ... It's a huge book, both in size and scope." Sunday Telegraph