The Force by Don Winslow

Into the Wild

Read The Force Online Free - The acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cartel—voted one of the Best Books of the Year by more than sixty publications, including the New York Times—makes his William Morrow debut with a cinematic epic as explosive, powerful, and unforgettable as Mystic River and The Wire.

Our ends know our beginnings, but the reverse isn’t true . . .

All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop.

He is "the King of Manhattan North," a highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of "Da Force." Malone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given carte blanche to fight gangs, drugs, and guns. Every day and every night for the eighteen years he’s spent on the Job, Malone has served on the front lines, witnessing the hurt, the dead, the victims, the perps. He’s done whatever it takes to serve and protect in a city built by ambition and corruption, where no one is clean—including Malone himself.

What only a few know is that Denny Malone is dirty: he and his partners have stolen millions of dollars in drugs and cash in the wake of the biggest heroin bust in the city’s history. Now Malone is caught in a trap and being squeezed by the Feds, and he must walk the thin line between betraying his brothers and partners, the Job, his family, and the woman he loves, trying to survive, body and soul, while the city teeters on the brink of a racial conflagration that could destroy them all.

This is the great cop novel of our time and a book only Don Winslow could write: a haunting story of greed and violence, inequality and race, crime and injustice, retribution and redemption that reveals the seemingly insurmountable tensions between the police and the diverse citizens they serve. A searing portrait of a city on the edge and of a courageous, heroic, and deeply flawed man who stands at the edge of its abyss, The Force is a masterpiece of urban realism full of shocking and surprising twists, leavened by flashes of dark humor, a morally complex and utterly riveting dissection of modern American society and the controversial issues confronting us today.

Title : The Force
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ISBN : 0062664417
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 496 pages


Will rated it ★★★★★

October 17, 2017

…he started out with his eyes firmly on the guiding star, his feet planted on the path, but that’s the thing about the life you walk—you start out pointed true North, but you vary one degree off, it doesn’t matter for maybe one year, five years, but as the years stack up you’re just walking fart...

Larry rated it ★★★★★

July 26, 2017

I have been a fan of Don Winslow's for more than 20 years, starting when I found his series featuring Neal Carey, one of the more unlikely private investigators I had seen back then. (This was a time when there wasn't such a glut of books featuring unlikely PIs.) Through the years I've read prett...

Diane S ☔ rated it ★★★★★

July 11, 2017

The mean streets of New York, Denny Malone, leader of a special unit of cops, respected and feared, the city is his territory and his group know as Da Force. He is telling his story from a cell, but how did this king of the streets, at the top of his game, descend so low? When I first started read...

Kemper rated it ★★★☆☆

August 17, 2017

Why bother calling 9-1-1 to report a crime when the cops are the biggest criminals on the streets and everyone knows it? Denny Malone isn’t just your average police detective. He’s also one of the best cops the NYPD has who runs an elite unit nicknamed Da Force that takes on the worst cases involv...

James rated it ★★★★★

July 27, 2017

This is another brilliant novel from Don Winslow, author of The Power of the Dog and The Winter of Frankie Machine. At the heart of the story is Detective Sergeant Denny Malone of the N.Y.P.D, a deeply flawed character in a corrupt and brutally flawed system. Malone runs a small elite task force c...

Malia rated it ★★★★★

August 28, 2017

I read this book in three days, and at just shy of 500 pages, that tells you how gripping it was. Winslow is a really talented writer, who weaves together a clever, intriguing plot with a strange but successful blend of machismo, humanity and shocking reality. His language is almost musical in it...

Darwin8u rated it ★★★☆☆

September 27, 2017

"The Fire THIS time." This would have probaly just been another very good cop thriller without Don Winslow's race nuance (sometimes clunky, sometimes heavy-handed) and the novel's final act. Overall, 'The Force' is not as good as his Cartel series (The Power of the Dog, The Cartel), but in my opin...

Perry rated it ★★★★★

August 06, 2017

Dirty Cops Instant Classic of Shakespearean Proportions Revised/Complete Review--8/6/17 He who "fights monsters," Nietzsche warned, "should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster." As the novel opens, NYPD Detective Sergeant Denny Malone is being held in a federal lockup, accuse...

Panagiotis rated it ★★★★☆

November 21, 2017

Ψάχνοντας για αυτό το βιβλίο κανείς θα συναντήσει τον όρο Αστυνομική λογοτεχνία καθώς επίσης και συγκρίσεις με τον Νονό. Το βιβλίο είναι μια υπόσχεση επιών διαστάσεων, όπου ηρωικοί μπάτσοι, στην αφρόκρεμα της αστυνομίας, άγουν και φέρονται σαν αρχιμαφιόζοι. Είναι τελικά ένα τέτοιο έπος, ένα Νονός...

Richard rated it ★★★★★

July 17, 2017

This is the the type of great book you don't see everyday; that you might go all year without reading. A book where you simultaneously want to see what the hell happens on the next page but also want to slow down your reading because you don't want it to end. A book that on one hand is crazily en...

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