The Dawn Patrol

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jun 3, 2008 - Fiction - 336 pages
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From the bestselling author of Savages (now an Oliver Stone film).

As cool as its California surfer heroes, Don Winslow delivers a high velocity, darkly comic, and totally righteous crime novel.

Every morning Boone Daniels catches waves with the other members of The Dawn Patrol: four men and one woman as single-minded about surfing as he is. Or nearly. They have "real j-o-b-s"; Boone, however, works as a PI just enough to keep himself afloat. But Boone's most recent gig-investigating an insurance scam—has unexpectedly led him to a ghost from his past. And while he may have to miss the biggest swell of his surfing career, this job is about to give him a wilder ride than anything he's ever encountered. Filled with killer waves and a coast line to break your heart, The Dawn Patrol will leave you gasping for air.


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User Review  - she_climber - LibraryThing

I couldn't stop listening to this book. I was taken in by the surf lingo, colorful characters, engaging plot, laugh out loud moments, and California surf town history. I started looking into getting the next book in the series (bummed there are only 2) before I was even done with this one. Read full review

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User Review  - antao - LibraryThing

“Everything tastes better on a tortilla”. With this simple dictum ends “The Dawn Patrol” by Don Winslow. It’s a good ending. The spirit behind this phrase is a wonderful representation of the book’s ... Read full review

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Don Winslow is a former private investigator and consultant. He lives in California.

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