A brilliant thriller that pits young, independent marijuana kingpins against a Mexican cartel.
Don Winslow, a former private investigator, is the Edgar Award-nominated author of more than a dozen novels, including The Dawn Patrol, California Fire and Life (winner of the Shamus Award), The Power of the Dog, and The Winter of Frankie Machine. His novel The Death and Life of Bobby Z was adapted to a feature film, and a film adaptation of Savages, to be directed by Oliver Stone, will be released in 2012. Winslow lives in Southern California.
This is Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid on autoload.
Winslow's stripped-down prose is a revelation -- Stephen King
Rejoice - Don is back on the drugs ... Winslow has few equals * Independent *
Winslow on rip-roaring form, his most stylish, pacy and blood-soaked novel yet ... A brilliantly clever game of cat and mouse ... Vibrant, stylish and captivating ... A true thriller -- Henry Sutton * Mirror *
Savages is a wild ride...The language is limber and lean, the pace adrenalin-fuelled and the killers downright terrifying ... Will linger with you long after the final page * Time Out *
A frighteningly convincing depiction of big-time drug cartels at work -- John Harvey