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The Winter of Frankie Machine

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Frankie Machianno, a hard-working entrepreneur, passionate lover, part-time surf bum, and full-time dad, is a pillar of his waterfront community—and 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.

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From Publishers Weekly

Aug 21, 2006 – Elmore Leonard fans who have not yet discovered Winslow (The Power of the Dog) will be delighted by his fourth thriller with its sympathetic antihero. Frank Machianno, a retired mob hit man known as Frankie Machine as a tribute to his efficiency, has put his past behind him and is living a tranquil life in San Diego running a bait shop and supplying restaurants with linens and seafood. When the son of a local mob boss asks for his backup in resolving a dispute with the Detroit mob, Frank agrees, only to find that he's been set up as the intended victim of a hit. Using his survival skills and street smarts, the executioner follows a trail of bodies to identify which of his past crimes has caught up with him. While the plot is familiar, Winslow has created plausible characters and taut scenes of suspense that will keep readers turning pages. Author tour.

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The Winter of Frankie Machine

Sometimes, in the distant past you read a great book like "Sartori" but for the life of you--you just can't remember the author. Then you read a book called "Savages," and it's so good you go see the movie (which you normally never do, because the movies are rarely as good--just think "The Lincoln Lawyer"). which you see twice & read the book again. So you look up the author's older books & just can't put down "The Winter of Frankie Machine". All crime buffs should put down their Grishams & Demille's and read one of Don Winslow's. I'll bet you end up reading them all!

Does't get much better!

Advice...think of Robert DeNiro as Frankie! This is just a great book.

Best ever!

This is just one of the best books I have ever read. Period. It's unique, hard to anticipate and just fun to read.

The Winter of Frankie Machine
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  • $11.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Hard-Boiled
  • Published: Sep 26, 2006
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
  • Print Length: 320 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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