The Winter of Frankie Machine (eBook)
From the bestselling author of Savages (now an Oliver Stone film).
Frankie Machianno, a hard-working entrepreneur, passionate lover, part-time surf bum, and full-time dad, is a widely recognized pillar of his waterfront community. He is also a retired hit man. Once better known as Frankie Machine, he was a brutally efficient killer. Now someone from his past wants him dead, and after a botched attempt on his life, Frankie sets out to find his potential killers. However, the list of suspects is longer than the California coastline. With the mob on his heels and the cops on his tail, Frankie hatches a plan to protect his family, save his life, and escape the mob forever. Then things get really complicated.
About the Author
Don Winslow is a former private investigator and consultant. He lives in California.
Praise for The Winter of Frankie Machine…
“[A] gripping thriller . . . Like his book’s central figure, Mr. Winslow is good at what he does.”
–Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal
“Meet Frank Machianno–lover of women, military marksman, reluctant button man for the San Diego mob, and one of the most delightful characters I've run across lately. The Winter of Frankie Machine is a large caliber, heavy charge, high velocity novel. Read it and flinch–then grin.”
–T. Jefferson Parker, author of The Fallen
“Mobbed up, tricked out, and driven by clean, high-octane prose, Frankie Machine moves with the smooth, dark power of a Wise Guy’s vintage Caddy. This book smokes.”
–Dan Fesperman, author of The Prisoner of Guantánamo
“What a smooth, compelling read. Informed, witty, honest and true. Frankie Machine saunters right off the page, as adroit making marinara sauce as dealing mayhem. We should all be in such good hands.”
–Robert Ferrigno, author of Prayers for the Assassin
"The Winter of Frankie Machine is vintage Don Winslow. Smart and fast, funny and surprisingly touching, this is that rare book that you read more slowly as you go along because you're having such a good time you don't want it to end.
–S.J. Rozan, author of Absent Friends
“Elmore Leonard fans who have not yet discovered Winslow will be delighted by his fourth thriller . . . Winslow has created plausible characters and taut scenes of suspense that will keep readers turning pages.
“Nobody in the world does this stuff better than Don Winslow . . . another instant classic.”
“The Winter of Frankie Machine is the ultimate verdict on the Mafia: poetic, brutal, mesmerizing, and full of sheer artistry. I devoured it.”
–Ken Bruen, author of The Killing of the Tinkers
“A hot new one from the emerging master of the hip whipcord thriller. More than ever, a superb brew of milieu, deft characterization, wild suspense.”