THE DAWN PATROL
June 23, 2009
Vintage Books, a Division of Random House, Inc.
Rating: 5 Cups
The ocean is to Boone Daniels what air is to everyone else on the planet. He eats, sleeps, and breathes the waves until the outside world forces him out of the ocean and into the dregs of society.
She will make partner, and if it takes following around a beach bum P.I., Petra Hall is ready to make the sacrifice. The scruffy cute surfer boy image does nothing for her, really nothing at all, so she keeps telling herself.
Boone knows nothing good is going to come out of the stiff upper-lipped Brit yanking his chain. She practically oozes ice, but beneath the frosty exterior he has a sense that haughty and hotty go hand in hand. She brings him a case that he wants no part of, mainly because it is going to interfere with a monster set of waves coming in, but it also has a stink about it that he just cannot shake. The deeper he digs the more rotten it gets, until it threatens to poison him and everyone around him.
To get a feel for the wind, the waves, and a taste of the briny salt air you need only to open the pages of this book. There is nothing like a book that can plant you face first in the sand, and put you right into the heart of the action. I had the pleasure of reading this while lying on the beach, and it made the experience truly extraordinary. Don Winslow is a first rate crime writer, but even more than that his sense of humor enriches his work that very few can emulate.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More