The Force

The Force

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"All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop. He is (3z(Bthe King of Manhattan North,(3y (Ba highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the real leader of (3z(BDa Force.(3y (BMalone and his crew are the smartest, the toughest, the quickest, the bravest, and the baddest, an elite special unit given unrestricted authority to wage war on 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."--Jacket flap.
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperLuxe, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
Edition: Large print edition, First HarperLuxe edition
Copyright Date: 017
ISBN: 9780062670755
Branch Call Number: WINSLOW
Characteristics: 723 pages (large print)
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Sep 20, 2017

Decent story line/plot. Lost points for limited vocabulary (especially in "part 1"). Winslow has the talent and ability to do better in descriptive narrative!

Sep 18, 2017

I tried, but no way could I finish. The story and characters didn't seem to have any meat - maybe this was supposed to be some kind of satire? Anyway, it just wasn't my cup of tea but in my opinion was all that well written either. From the other reviews it seems that I'm not alone and that this might be an author I will skip.

Sep 18, 2017

The Shield relocated to NYC with location references for authenticity.

Sep 06, 2017

This is the first Winslow book I have read. Each chapter tried to outdo the previous one in demonstrating how corrupt the entire NYPD and political machine is in NYC. Finished book but very disappointed in entire reading experience. Hard to convince myself to read any of his other books.

Aug 28, 2017

When Winslow is on point, The Force moves quickly and powerfully through crisp dialogue, tight plotting, and a compelling representation of one man's devolution from idealist through pragmatist through to corrupt, misanthropic cynic.
But at the same time, his propensity for overwriting is just too much for this novel. From the early pages of cliche-heavy, trying-to-hard internal monologue, to the final chapters which are so overwritten and heavy-handed that they leave the reader with a sour taste.

Aug 20, 2017

Returned, did not finish. Too much repetition from chapter to chapter. Could not get interested. Very disappointed with the book as The Cartel was a great book.

Aug 06, 2017

Winslow does it again. Another great read. Looking forward to more.

AL_ANNAL Jul 27, 2017

Fast-moving, action-packed, and fantastic! You may look at New York City cops and politics in a whole new way.

Jul 13, 2017

For the first time in quite a while I agree with the hype on the book covers.
Winslow's best book to date. Drama, action, suspense around questions of morality, justice, ethics, greed & truth.
It feels like there is a good deal of truth in this novel.

Jul 05, 2017

Over rated. Disappointing.

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