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The Death and Life of Bobby Z - Don Winslow
The Death and Life of Bobby Z
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From the bestselling author of Savages (now an Oliver Stone film). When Tim Kearney, a small-time criminal, slits the throat of a Hell's Angel and draws a life sentence in a prison full of gang members, he knows he’s pretty much a dead man. That’s until the DEA makes Kearney an offer: impersonate... show more
From the bestselling author of Savages (now an Oliver Stone film). When Tim Kearney, a small-time criminal, slits the throat of a Hell's Angel and draws a life sentence in a prison full of gang members, he knows he’s pretty much a dead man. That’s until the DEA makes Kearney an offer: impersonate the late, legendary dope smuggler Bobby Z so that the agency can trade him for one of their own, who was captured by a Mexican drug kingpin. Knowing his chances of survival are a little better than in prison, Kearney accepts, and he winds up in the middle of a desert at the notorious drug lord’s lavish compound. To his surprise he meets Bobby Z's old flame, Elizabeth, and her son. At first, it’s a short vacation by the pool, but when things turn bloody, the three of them begin the most desperate flight of their lives, with drug lords, bikers, Indians, and cops furiously chasing after them. Whether he pulls it off, whether he can keep the kid and the girl and his life, makes this compelling novel a hilarious, fast-paced thriller about a con caught in a devil’s bargain.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780307275349 (0307275345)
ASIN: 307275345
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 259
Edition language: English
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From Dark Places
From Dark Places rated it
3.5 The Death And Life of Bobby Z by Don Winslow
I listened to the audio version of The Death and the Life of Bobby Z mainly just to get a feel for the author before I tackle the considerably heftier The Power of the Dog. This book was of course turned into the film of the same name staring the late Paul Walker, so it’s always interesting to compa...
bookyloo
bookyloo rated it
This isn't Savages but is very enjoyable in its own right. I really like Winslow's writing style and character development.
sandin954
sandin954 rated it
Usually I am not a big fan of present tense narrative but this was handled so well along with the prose style that it really immersed me into this story of a career small time criminal given the chance for his freedom if he impersonates the famous Bobby Z, the legendary surfer and drug dealer
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