The first of Don Winslow's cult Neal Carey crime novels. 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 ...
The first of Don Winslow's cult Neal Carey crime novels. 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 it's 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 it's payback time. The Bank wants Neal to put his skills to work 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 nether world where drugs run rampant and rage is the name of the game. Up against punk junkies, Neal has his work cut out for him to save Allie - and get above ground for good...
Fine. A fine unread copy with just the slightest amount of rubbing/ edge wear at corners. No creases to spine or covers. Mass market (rack) paperback. Glued binding. 323 p. Neal Carey Mysteries (Paperback). Audience: General/trade.
Very Good- Trade Paperback. Full-length crease on spine. Very minor wear on the clean binding. Author's signature on title page. Cover is beginning to pull away from the text, at the spine, but is still firmly affixed. Inner-side of both covers are age-browned. Contents are clean and unworn. (S-7-A).; First printing of the first paperback edition. SIGNED BY AUTHOR, in blue fine marker, on title page. "Autographed Copy" label on front cover. 6-3/4" Tall, 324pp. PAPER COVERS. Cover is considerably lighter than posterboard. FICTION / MYSTERY. An Edgar Award nominee. "Neal Carey is not your usual private eye. He's a grad student in the Ivy League. He's also a P. I. Trying to find a runaway teen. And now he's in over his head. The problem: the runaway 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. " (S-7-A).
Publishers Weekly, 1991-01-11 This ambitious but technically unsophisticated first entry in a series features street-wise New Yorker Neal Carey, a 23-year-old graduate student of 18th-century literature. Neal is directed by Friends of the Family, a discreet, private investigation agency for which he works, to find Allie Chase, the teenage, drug-addicted daughter of a U.S. senator and presidential hopeful. Allie is somewhere in England and must be returned to the States before the Democratic Convention nine weeks away. Neal finds Allie but is forced to use his cunning to bring her home; at the same time he suspects someone from the agency is trying to kill him. Winslow guides us on a tour of punk 1976 London and introduces some colorful characters. But this first novel loses much of its punch because Winslow overloads beginning chapters with his hero's personal history rather than pacing the plot with relevant details. Neal is a distant hero whose escapades seem artificially linked. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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