Very well written and overall fascinating book. Gets going right away, not a dull page in the book, and truly captures the reader. 10/10!
Interesting at times but often focused on the immoral acts of a detective. The author portrays the police, the police hierarchy, the city government, the FBI, and criminal attorneys as loathsome crooks. At the same time, white cops are bigots who view all African Americans as gang bangers who are poor and addicted to drugs. The author splices the names of actual people to give his story a sense of realism and doesn’t hesitate to inject vignettes from the past without warning or in relation to his storyline.
If you want to despise a fictional NYC and demean police officers, this is the book for you .
This was my first Don Winslow. How we never connected before now is a mystery as police procedurals are one of my favorite genres. The dialog is real, at least as real as this little white girl thinks cops talk on the street! The pace was breakneck from page one and never let up. Terrific story that really sucked me in. I’ll be reading more from Mr Winslow!
I received this book as an advance reader’s copy when I worked at a book store. I had never heard of the author. I took it home and was absolutely riveted. Even now, more than a year later, I still find myself thinking about the characters and how this story ultimately ended. Thrilling ride!
Excellent story, great characters, and superb dialogue. Similar to Elmore Leonard.
To me, the mark of a great book is wanting badly to find about what happens but at the same time not wanting it to end. This book fits that mold to a tee.
Hungry Dave 18
I'm not a cop, but this book feels like the real deal. If you don't get emotional your dead. Get Brad Pitt to star in the movie and it's Academy Award time. You heard it here first.😎
Fast moving good story but it like reading a script not a book It appears this was written to make a movie
Fast moving some good twists
Could not put this one down, non stop interest and a storyline which is probably truer than fiction in a lot of cities.
I like Winslow's books, but this one was taken from the last couple of seasons of Shades of Blue. Started OK, got off track halfway through, then ended on a completely unbelievable note. Crooked cops, corrupt politicians, self serving Feds. They are all included in a drama that we've read a hundred times. No need to make it a hundred and one.