Re: RARA-AVIS: Winslow's California Fire and Life

From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 18 May 2010

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    Yes, that's a great one, and from what I know by working in a life insurance company for a long time, he got his facts right.
          I just finished his The Power of the Dog, which took me places I seriously did not want to go, back into the beginnings of the drug cartels, the Contras, the horrors in Central America. Living through it all, at a safe distance, was bad enough. Had I but known the topic beforehand, I wouldn't have bought it, but once I started reading it, I could not stop. It is merciless.


    On 5/18/2010 10:38 AM, jacquesdebierue wrote:
    > The work of Don Winslow had been highly recommended here but for some reason I hadn't gotten around to reading him. Last week I picked up this title at the library and I found it a terrific story, including a prodigious amount of detail on fire investigations... I'm now eager to explore the rest of his books. This guy is seriously good.

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