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The Power of the Dog by Don Winslow
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Sep 04, 2011

it was amazing

I first came across Don Winslow several years back when reading a Sunday Times column by Jeremy Clarkson. I can't remember what car Clarkson was reviewing now, but in his usual inimitable way, he began his review at a tangent by discussing this amazing book he had been reading called the Power of the Dog. So I checked it out and discovered one of the finest thriller writers I have ever read
Don't be put off by the slightly weird title. The book is a well researched story about the Mexican drug cartels. It felt gritty and realistic and the prose was compelling. I have since read all of Don Winslow's other thrillers. They are all good, though I think this one is his best. He's not particularly renowned in the UK at the moment, but he certainly deserves to be. An excellent book.
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