The Winter of Frankie Machine (Paperback)

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The Winter of Frankie Machine (Paperback)


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This is a nearly perfect book. When I was laid up sick recently, I picked it up and despite being on heavy cold medicine found that I had read until 2 a.m. in order to finish it. Frankie Machine is a bad mother...

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Frankie Machianno, a hard-working entrepreneur, passionate lover, part-time surf bum, and full-time dad, is a pillar of his waterfront community—and a retired hit man. Once better known as Frankie Machine, he was a brutally efficient killer. Now someone from his past wants him dead, and after a botched attempt on his life, Frankie sets out to find his potential killers. However, the list of suspects is longer than the California coastline. With the mob on his heels and the cops on his tail, Frankie hatches a plan to protect his family, save his life, and escape the mob forever. Then things get really complicated.

Bestselling author Don Winslow has written nineteen books and numerous short stories, as well as writing for television and film. He has received the Raymond Chandler Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award.  A former private investigator and trial consultant, Winslow lives in Southern California.

Product Details ISBN: 9780307277664
ISBN-10: 0307277666
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Publication Date: September 4th, 2007
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
“Smoothly oiled, superbly assembled. . . . A traditional mob tale on steroids.” —The Providence Journal“A gripping thriller. . . . Like his book's central figure, Mr. Winslow is good at what he does.” —The Wall Street Journal“Graceful . . . . Wonderfully imagined. . . . Winslow’s story explodes with . . . gritty realism.”—Pittsburg Tribune-Review“Smart, staccato. . . . A reading experience of sustained intensity, with appealingly sleazy characters and an Elmore Leonard-like snap in the dialogue.” —The Plain Dealer