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The Kings of Cool

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
YEAR: 2012
SYNOPSIS: In Savages, Don Winslow introduced Ben and Chon, twentysomething best friends who risk everything to save the girl they both love, O. Among the most celebrated literary thrillers in recent memory, Savages was a Top 10 Book of 2010 selection by Janet Maslin in the New York Times and Stephen King in Entertainment Weekly as well as Sarah Weinman in The Los Angeles Times and publications around the world.

Now, in his high-octane prequel, Winslow reaches back in time to tell the story of how Ben, Chon, and O became the people they are. Spanning from 1960s Southern California to the recent past, it is a tale of family in all its forms—fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, friends and lovers. As the younger generation does battle with a cabal of drug dealers and crooked cops, they come to learn that their future is inextricably linked with their parents’ history. A series of breakneck twists and turns puts the two generations on a collision course, culminating in a stunning showdown that will ultimately force Ben, Chon, and O to choose between their real families and their love for each other.

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Satori

PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing
YEAR: 2011
SYNOPSIS: Nicholai Hel - genius, mystic, and the perfect, formidable assassin - was first introduced to readers in Shibumi, the classic #1 bestseller by master storyteller Trevanian. Now critically acclaimed author Don Winslow continues Hel’s story for the first time in this all-new, blockbuster thrillerSATORI.

It is the fall of 1951, and the Korean War is raging. Twenty-six-year-old Nicholai Hel has spent the last three years in solitary confinement at the hands of the Americans. Hel is a master of hoda korosu, or “naked kill,” is fluent in seven languages, and has honed extraordinary “proximity sense” - an extra-awareness of the presence of danger. He has the skills to be the world’s most fearsome assassin and now the CIA needs him.

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Savages

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
YEAR: 2010
SYNOPSIS: Part-time environmentalist and philanthropist Ben and his ex-mercenary buddy Chon run a Laguna Beach–based marijuana operation, reaping significant profits from their loyal clientele. In the past when their turf was challenged, Chon took care of eliminating the threat. But now they may have come up against something that they can't handle—the Mexican Baja Cartel wants in, and sends them the message that a "no" is unacceptable. When they refuse to back down, the cartel escalates its threat, kidnapping Ophelia, the boys' playmate and confidante. O's abduction sets off a dizzying array of ingenious negotiations and gripping plot twists that will captivate readers eager to learn the costs of freedom and the price of one amazing high.

*Voted Top Ten book of 2010 by The New York Times

*Voted Top Ten Book of 2010 by The Los Angeles Times

*Voted Top Ten Book of 2010 by Entertainment Weekly

*Voted Top Ten Book of 2010 by Chicago Sun Times

*Voted Top Ten Book of 2010 by January Magazine

*Voted Top Ten Book of 2010 by Stephen King

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BOOK LIST


The Kings of Cool

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
YEAR: JUNE 2012

Satori

PUBLISHER: Grand Central Publishing
YEAR: 2011

The Gentlemen's Hour

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
YEAR: JULY 2011

Savages

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
YEAR: JULY 2010

Savages

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster
YEAR: JULY 2010

The Dawn Patrol

PUBLISHER: Knopf
YEAR: 2008

The Winter of Frankie Machine

PUBLISHER: Vintage
YEAR: 2006

The Power of The Dog

PUBLISHER: Vintage
YEAR: 2005

Looking For A Hero (with Pete Maslowski)

PUBLISHER: Uni. of Nebraska
YEAR: 2004
GENRE: Non-fiction

California Fire and Life

PUBLISHER: Knopf
YEAR: 1999

The Death and Life of Bobby Z

PUBLISHER: Knopf
YEAR: 1997

A Winter Spy

PUBLISHER: Dutton
YEAR: 1997

Isle Of Joy

PUBLISHER: Random House, UK
YEAR: 1996

While Drowning In The Desert

PUBLISHER: St. Martin's
YEAR: 1996

A Long Walk Up The Water Slide

PUBLISHER: St. Martin's
YEAR: 1994

Way Down On The High Lonely

PUBLISHER: St. Martin's
YEAR: 1993

The Trail to Buddha's Mirror

PUBLISHER: St. Martin's
YEAR: 1992

A Cool Breeze On The Underground

PUBLISHER: St. Martin's
YEAR: 1991

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