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A doorstopper saga of a novel by Winslow, who has now moved away from his triumphant and award-winning novels about the war against drugs and now focuses his sharp intelligence and fiery prose on the endemic corruption at the heart of the New York police force. Dennis Malone, a sergeant in the Manhattan North Special Task Force is corrupt, but only in minor ways as some of his colleagues and bosses are implicated so much deeper into the shadow zones of compromise and outright crime. Otherwise he feels he is a good cop for whom the job is sacred and his trangressions just a rewarding distraction to his sworn mission in cleaning up the city. Now the Feds are on his trail and the battle to extricate himself from the morass is an upward task, as he tries to continue getting the daily job done, save his skin, protect his family. A veritable saga of modern New York, with grit and realism to spare and a mighty portrait of a soul divided against a backdrop we are all too familiar with from our newspaper headlines. Unsentimental, brutal, a major noir monument. ~ Maxim Jakubowski
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Cartel - winner of the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award for Best Thriller of the Year - comes The Force, a cinematic epic as explosive, powerful, and unforgettable as The Wire. Detective sergeant Denny Malone leads an elite unit to fight gangs, drugs and guns in New York. For eighteen years he's been on the front lines, doing whatever it takes to survive in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean. What only a few know is that Denny Malone himself is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash. Now he's caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk a thin line of betrayal, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all. Don Winslow's latest novel is a haunting story of greed and violence, inequality and race, and a searing portrait of a city on the edge of an abyss. Full of shocking twists, this is a morally complex and riveting dissection of the controversial issues confronting society today.
|Publication date:||22nd June 2017|
|Publisher:||HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Praise for The Force:
'Nobody understands the disaster of corruption better than Don Winslow. The Force exposes the dawning horror of how it eats into the best intentions'
Val McDermid, No.1 bestselling author of Out of Bounds
'A stunner of a cop novel with dialogue, gritty New York setting and moral pincers all in the service of a devastating plot'
New York Times
'Intensely human in its tragic details, positively Shakespearian in its epic sweep - probably the best cop novel ever written'
'Mesmerizing, a triumph. Think The Godfather, only with cops. It's that good'
'Stop what you're doing RIGHT NOW and read this book... It's like The Godfather meets The Wire. Shakespearean tragedy with a New York accent. Quite simply, The Force is a masterpiece'
Simon Toyne, Sunday Times Bestseller
'An epic novel of devastating moral complexity ... fans of modern masters such as Don DeLillo, Richard Price, and George Pelecanos will be richly rewarded'
Don Winslow is the author of nineteen acclaimed, award-winning, international bestsellers – including the No. 1 international bestseller The Cartel, winner of the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, The Power of the Dog, Savages, and The Winter of Frankie Machine – several of which have been made into movies or are in development. A former investigator, anti-terrorist trainer, and trial consultant, Winslow lives in Southern California. Author photo © A A AndersonMore About Don Winslow