The Dawn Patrol
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…
Heartbreaking . . . Could be a breakthrough for Winslow * Los Angeles Times * Might be the best summertime crime novel ever * San Francisco Chronicle * Witty and enjoyable crime thriller * Independent on Sunday * Winslow creates ripping plots . . . Convincing characters, an exotic setting . . . Winslow knows exactly when to pile on the pressure -- Henry Sutton * The Mirror * 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 *
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