The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow

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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 Don Winslow

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DON WINSLOW was born in New York City but raised in South Kingstown, Rhode Island. His books include The Power of the Dog and The Life and Death of Bobby Z. In addition to his writing, Don has been an actor, director, movie theater manager, safari guide and private investigator. Don lives in the San Diego area with his wife, Jean, and son, Thomas. He invites you to visit him at his website www.donwinslow.com.TREVANIAN's books have been translated into more than fourteen languages and have sold million of copies worldwide. In addition to Shibumi, Trevanian is the author of seven novels including The Eiger Sanction and The Loo Sanction.
 
Published September 26, 2006 by Vintage. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Frank recalls how he worked as a gofer for a mob boss whose wife got caught in a territorial dispute that started with sex and ended with gunfire;

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Don Winslow has written one of those classic crime fiction novels that people will read and talk about for years.

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Frankie Machianno is in his golden years, living in San Diego and running a bait shop in Ocean Beach.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Don Winslow's THE POWER OF THE DOG made a huge impression on me so that I was very anxious to read THE WINTER OF FRANKIE MACHINE when it arrived.

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But he takes time to enjoy the small pleasures of life as well, like the French pressed coffee each morning and surfing during the “gentleman's hour.” Yes, life's busy, but good lived with an absolute routine.

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Spinetingler Magazine

In the opening chapters of Don Winslow’s The Winter of Frankie Machine we get a carefully detailed description of a day in the life of Frank Machianno, a San Diego surfer and small business owner of retirement age who clearly ain’t about to retire any time soon.

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I cannot quite understand how this guy became someone to root for, but I stopped at least five or six ties while reading this book to remind myself that I was hoping the guy would survive.

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