The final gripping thriller in the bestselling Cartel trilogy
Don Winslow is author of nineteen acclaimed, award-winning, international bestsellers – including the No.1 international bestseller The Cartel, The Power of the Dog, The Force, Savages, and The Winter of Frankie Machine. Savages was made into a critically acclaimed film by three-time Oscar winner Oliver Stone. The Cartel is scheduled to begin production in 2019 and The Force has been adapted by Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet and Oscar nominee Scott Frank for director James Mangold and 20th Century Fox. A former investigator, anti-terrorist trainer, and trial consultant, Winslow lives in California.
‘A huge, immersive, violent, compassionate read’ Ian Rankin ‘Brutal and brilliant, this is crime’s Game of Thrones’ Sun ‘The year’s best thriller’ Sunday Times, Books of the Year ‘One of the great literary achievements of the century so far’ Daily Telegraph ‘Thrilling’ The Times ‘Horrifying and insanely gripping. It is an epic game of cajones played out against the beauty of the natural world … such crime writing deserves nothing less than a Pulitzer Prize’ Evening Standard ‘The [Cartel] trilogy is one of the great literary achievements of the century … Winslow’s works is witty and thrilling as well as righteous … we need writers who bear witness to the truth as unflinchingly as Winslow’ Daily Telegraph, Books of the Year ‘Everyone in America–left, right, and center–should read this book. It's social fiction to rival Tom Wolfe and John Steinbeck. Focused, angry, suspenseful, occasionally hilarious, always hugely entertaining’ Stephen King ‘Astonishingly powerful and disturbing … a dizzying combination of sublime plotting, raw anger and pared-back, snub-nosed writing … big, brutal and brilliant’ Metro ‘A new crime classic … a stirring, stupendous novel’ Sunday Times ‘He is a pleasure to read: his writing style is direct, intelligent and forceful … his research is impeccable’ The Times, Books of the Year ‘A furious, impassioned novel … a powerful – and painful – journey through a contemporary version of hell. Rarely has hell been so compelling’ Washington Post, Books of the Year ‘A modern classic of striking power that turns the sordid and murderous mayhem of the cocaine wars and the baroque court politics of the Cartel narcos drug lords into a narrative of great grandeur that illuminates human character in the way Shakespeare or Tolstoy does… a terrifying, vicious world that reveals much about American politics, policing and Trumpian corruption today’ Simon Sebag Montefiore