The Force

Denny Malone leads the men of the Manhattan North Special Task Force, an elite group of NYPD detectives otherwise known as “Da Force”. Malone and company “hold the line” separating the drugs and violence of the gangs from the “good people” of Manhattan – a task easier said than done. As Da Force often trudges…

The Cartel

Picking up after the events of The Power of the Dog, Adan Barrera is sitting pretty in a Mexican jail.  With corruption at its highest, Adan’s cell looks more like a luxury condo as he orchestrates the actions of his cartel outside the prison walls, waiting for the right time to escape. Art Keller is…

The Power of the Dog

Beginning in the late seventies and stretching over a near thirty year period, Don Winslow’s The Power of the Dog follows organized crime and the devastation left in its wake. In The Power of the Dog, Winslow heavily features the Mexican drug war, but he also tackles the mob in New York City, prostitution in…

The Kings of Cool

Don Winslow’s The Kings of Cool Honestly, after reading this, I can’t believe this book was anywhere near as good as it was. In fact, it was down right awesome. Savages is a tremendous novel. It was my first exposure to Winslow and I immediately fell for his razor sharp prose. It’s just so.. cool.…

Savages

Don Winslow’s Savages Ben & Chon are two Southern California dope dealers who manufacture and distribute some of the most potent pot available. Ben, a Buddhist and Chon, a gun-toting ex-US solider run into trouble with an invading Mexican drug cartel. When their mutual girlfriend, O (short for Ophelia), is kidnapped – all bets are…