#BookBeginnings Don Winslow’s The Force

The Force by Don Winslow is making a lot of best of the year lists, so let’s take a look at it for Book Beginnings on Fridays.

Book Beginnings is a fun meme hosted by Rose City Reader blog. To participate, share the first sentence or so of a novel you are reading and your thoughts about it. When you are finished, add your URL to the Book Beginnings page linked above. Hope to see you there!

 

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The Force by Don Winslow

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Summary:  Denny Malone is a renowned and decorated NYPD detective sergeant. A hero, he is considered to be part of the law enforcement elite. The only problem is that he has a dirty little secret. He and his partners have stolen some money and drugs during a raid. Will he get caught, and if he does, will he take down all the other dirty cops and politicians with him?

First Sentence:

The last guy on earth anyone ever expected to end up in the Metropolitan Correctional Center on Park Row was Denny Malone.

Discussion:

Don Winslow has worked as an investigator and anti-terrorist trainer, plus he’s written a number of bestsellers. So far this story has a gritty, authentic feel. In fact, I had to check to make sure it wasn’t nonfiction.

I’m only a few pages in, but it seems to be told from a omniscient point of view, which is unusual these days.

 

What do you think? Have you read anything by Don Winslow?

10 Comments

  1. I have not read anything by this author – this book does sound interesting though and certainly has a lot of good reviews. Here’s my Friday meme

    • Roberta

      12/29/2017 at 10:48 am

      This is the first time I’ve read anything by Don Winslow, but a friend has recommended him before.

  2. HI Roberta,

    This sounds just like my sort of read.

    Have a happy NEW YEAR and a great time New Year’s Eve! 🙂 Best wishes for 2018!

    Here’s my choice for this week: http://bit.ly/2EbSyv5
    Luv Sassy x

  3. Kathy Martin

    12/29/2017 at 8:21 am

    The author is new to me. The book does sound like it could be an entertaining one. This week I have Dragon Blood by Eileen Wilks – the latest in her urban fantasy series. Happy reading!

    • Roberta

      12/29/2017 at 10:46 am

      So far it is a very realistic police procedural. The author has a growing following.

  4. I haven’t read this author, but the story and excerpts captivated me. Thanks for sharing…and for visiting my blog.

  5. This sounds super intriguing! Hope you enjoy it! Happy New Year! 🙂

  6. I like the first sentence!!

    I hope you are enjoying the book.

    Thanks for sharing, Roberta.

    Happy New Year!!

  7. I haven’t tried this author, but his work has been really popular I’ve noticed at the library. 🙂 Happy reading!

    Lauren @ Always Me

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