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The Force: A Novel - Don Winslow
The Force: A Novel
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The acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cartel—voted one of the Best Books of the Year by more than sixty publications, including the New York Times—makes his William Morrow debut with a cinematic epic as explosive, powerful, and unforgettable as Mystic River and The... show more
The acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cartel—voted one of the Best Books of the Year by more than sixty publications, including the New York Times—makes his William Morrow debut with a cinematic epic as explosive, powerful, and unforgettable as Mystic River and The Wire.Recommended for summer reading by Amazon, Newsday, New York Times, Time Magazine, Miami Herald, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Edmond News, Rutland Herald, Seattle Times, AM New York, BookBub, and theREALbookspy.comOur ends know our beginnings, but the reverse isn’t true . . . All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop.He is “the King of Manhattan North,” a, highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of “Da Force.” Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given unrestricted authority to wage war on gangs, drugs and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he’s spent on the Job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He’s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean—including Malone himself.  What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city’s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all.  Based on years of research inside the NYPD, this is the great cop novel of our time and a book only Don Winslow could write: a haunting and heartbreaking story of greed and violence, inequality and race, crime and injustice, retribution and redemption that reveals the seemingly insurmountable tensions between the police and the diverse citizens they serve. A searing portrait of a city and a courageous, heroic, and deeply flawed man who stands at the edge of its abyss, The Force is a masterpiece of urban living full of shocking and surprising twists, leavened by flashes of dark humor, a morally complex and utterly riveting dissection of modern American society and the controversial issues confronting and dividing us today. 
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780062664419 (0062664417)
ASIN: 0062664417
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 496
Edition language: English
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Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
5.0 THE FORCE by Don Winslow, narrated by Dion Graham
THE FORCE is a brutal look at what all too often happens to policemen on the job. It made me laugh, almost made me cry, it made me angry and it also kept me listening. Don Winslow knows how to tell a brutal and real tale and even though hardly anyone is likable? You can't stop reading his books ...
Escape from the ER
Escape from the ER rated it
4.0
I’m late to the party with this one & there are already a ton of reviews to help you decide whether or not to add it to your TBR pile. I doubt I have anything new to add so I’ll just toss out a few thoughts.First of all, this came with an incredible amount of buzz…always dangerous. But I picked it u...
Irresponsible Reader
Irresponsible Reader rated it
5.0
Our ends know our beginnings but the reverse isn't true. If Denny Malone's beginning knew his ending, would it have prevented anything? Or would Malone have convinced himself he could find a work-around? Probably the latter. Denny Malone is a one of NYPD's Finest -- a detective sergeant, and the h...
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