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Publisher's Summary

From domestic war to barroom brawls, grad-student-turned-PI Neal Carey’s got more than studying on his plate.

Neal’s three-year confinement in a Chinese monastery is finally over—but his troubles are just beginning. The elusive financial benefactors who have bought his freedom expect a return on their investment. They want him to find Cody McCall, a two-year-old boy recently abducted by his father in a bitter Hollywood custody battle—a task that will propel Neal from the glittering Hollywood hills to the remote wilds of Nevada.

To find Cody, Neal has to turn outlaw in a land of two-bit casinos and roadside cathouses to infiltrate a vicious white supremacist group spouting hatred and dealing in terror. But the deeper undercover he goes, the deadlier the game becomes. Now Neal must force a showdown with the group’s crazed leader and find Cody before the missing toddler ends up lost in a world of unspeakable evil.

Crack another case with Neal Carey.
©1993 Don Winslow (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Splendid.” (New York Times Book Review)
"Winslow deftly balances hard-edged action with characters to really care about, all described in swift, sharp prose." (Publishers Weekly)
"Neal's latest adventure is full of entertaining derring-do." (Kirkus Reviews)

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Don Winslow at his best!

Discovering Don Winslow at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic was a godsend. From Art Keller to Boone Daniels to Neal Carey and Joe Graham to Nicholas Hel, I was transported from Mexico to China to London, the Scottish moors, SE Asia, NYC, the American high desert and the southwest. What a treat. The detail alone is worth the time. Don Winslow is one of the best authors I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know. He is a master of his craft!

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Superb- love the series!

Love this series, as well as the Don Winslow stand alone novels. He's become a top tier, "go-to" novelist for me & I can't recommend his work enough. My only criticism is that soon I'll have plowed through his entire bibliography...

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Another great story

Very well written with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. Subtle humor, great lines,very well narrated. Overall a quality read/listen.

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The 4 would be a 5+ if the writing in first part of this book -
funny, funny stuff.contined to the end. But 2nd part of book snarled into a 3....so - 4 it is.
** some readers will like the action in part 2.
Worth a credit. Watch for this author- funny, funny.
I chuckled out loud.

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I love Don Winslow’s books

The story starts slow but by the end you can’t put it down or you can’t stop listening. And the characters though they’re a bit fairytale are fun and somewhat realistic. I highly recommend this series

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Disappointing; disliked graphic violence

What would have made Way Down on the High Lonely better?

More of the humor and irony of the first two in the series.

Has Way Down on the High Lonely turned you off from other books in this genre?

I enjoy the adventure and the danger but not graphic violence. I thought Winslow was perfect until this book.

Which character – as performed by Joe Barrett – was your favorite?

The old Indian and Karen.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

Winslow writes powerful descriptions and really offers readers a keen sense of place.

Any additional comments?

I want audible to label books as to their level of graphic violence. Your eye, when reading, can easily skip over it but not so much on audible. I enjoy the thriller/detective genre, I can deal with foul language, but it's hard to ignore the detailed violence when the book is playing in your ear on on the car.

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Not the best in the series

I think the Neil Carey character may be getting stale, maybe Don should have stopped at book 2 of the series.

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Don Winslow is just plane awesome

Neal Carrey is one of my favorite series …this third book was excellent. I’m on to book 4 and five now before I read Winslow’s big epic novel that he just released (city on fire)

Way down on the high lonely will not disappoint you …get it

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Who Knew this would be so relevant …

Almost 20 years later and this story sounds so fresh.
Don Winslow is tops on my favorite story teller list.
Joe Barrett does a super job narrating . He is easy and enjoyable to listen to.

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engrossing, but so much sadism!

Neil’s opponents get ever more grim. I miss the old pickpocketing and cleverness days. but i’ll keep reading them! :)