Saturday, February 13, 2010

Cover for reprint of Don Winslow's first novel!

Beginning this fall, Busted Flush Press will reprint Don Winslow's first novels, the five books that comprise the Neal Carey P.I. series. These acclaimed, off-beat novels have been out-of-print for over 15 years and have been highly sought after by fans of Winslow's more recent work, like The Dawn Patrol (my favorite of his), The Power of the Dog, The Winter of Frankie Machine, The Death and Life of Bobby Z, and California Fire and Life.

A Cool Breeze on the Underground (Neal Carey #1)
Trade paperback, $15 (Canada $18)
November 2010 / 978-1-935415-21-3

Neal Carey is not your usual private eye. A graduate student at Columbia University, he grew up on the streets of New York, usually on the wrong side of the law. Then he met Joe Graham, a one-armed P.I. who introduced him to the Bank, an exclusive New England institution with a sideline in keeping its wealthy clients happy and out of trouble. They pay Neal's college tuition, and Neal gets an education that can't be found in any textbook -- from learning how to trail a suspect to mastering the proper way to search a room.

Now its payback time. The Bank wants Neal to put his skills to work in finding Allie Chase, the rebellious teenage daughter of a prominent senator. The problem: Allie has gone underground in London, and to get her back, Neal has to follow her into the punk scene, a violent netherworld where drugs run rampant and rage is the name of the game. Up against punk junkies, antique book thieves, and murderous betrayal, Neal has his work cut out for him to save Allie -- and get back above ground for good.

"Don Winslow's Neal Carey series is hands down one of my favorite series, and it should be a 'must read' for every mystery fan." -- Jon Jordan, Crimespree Magazine

And look for Winslow's new thriller, Savages, due out from Simon & Schuster this summer! Young, independent Laguna Beach-based marijuana kingpins are blackmailed into working for the Baja Cartel after one of their threesome is kidnapped.


John McFetridge said...

What a great cover. I'm really looking forward to this. The Carey books are terrific.

David Thompson said...

Thanks, John!