The Force by Don Winslow
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'Intensely human in its tragic details, positively Shakespearian in its epic sweep - probably the best cop novel ever written.' Lee Child.

Don Winslow, the acclaimed, award-winning, bestselling author of The Cartel and The Power of the Dog, delivers a cinematic epic as explosive, powerful and unforgettable as Mystic River and The Wire. 'The Force is mesmerizing, a triumph. Think The Godfather, only with cops. It's that good.' Stephen King

All Denny Malone wants is to be a good cop.He is a highly decorated NYPD detective sergeant and the leader of 'Da Force'. Malone and his crew are an elite special unit given carte blanche to fight gangs, drugs and guns. Every day and every night for eighteen years, 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. Now he's 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.

Based on years of research inside the NYPD, The Force is the great cop novel of our time: 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.
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9781460753545
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19 / 06 / 2017
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The Force's primary strength is its colorful and engaging writing style. You're drawn inside Denny Malone's view of Manhattan North, which feels very reminiscent of the dark cities in 1930's pulp fiction. The protagonist's voice is far superior to the content in The Force and lifts an otherwise cliche' gangster/cop story to an enjoyable - yet not entirely statisfying - read! - Linda (QBD)
, 10/07/2017
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There's only one word to describe 'The Force' by Don Winslow, and that's amazing. If you're looking for a fast paced, action packed and unputdownable book then look no further. The force has everything that you want in a fiction, the three c's; crime, cops and corruption. If you're a fan of Michael Connelly then this book is definitely the one for you! - Tegan (QBD)
, 10/07/2017
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If you haven't yet devoured 'The Force' by Don Winslow then you are truly missing out, as Lee Child said "The best Cop Novel Ever" . Based on years of reseach inside the NYPD, Winslow has created Denny Malone 'King of Manhatten North' and leader of 'Da Force' a team given unrestriced authority to take down gangs, drugs and guns. What will happen when he falls into a trap and who would be betray? - Ayano (QBD)
, 10/07/2017
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It's been said before but The Force was a book that kept you hooked from the first page to the very last. Don Winslow delivers a fast paced, action packed crime novel that will keep you on your toes from the very beginning. I picked up this book with the expectation of it being your average crime novel, but was pleasantly surprised by the twists and turns this book took. - Taylah (QBD)
, 10/07/2017
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On the mean streets of Manhattan North, The Force are an elite unit of the NYPD in pursuit of justice – the legal kind or, the effective kind. Detective Sargent Denny Malone walks the slippery slope between “getting things done” and outright corruption: a good cop gone bad, one step at a time, after a professional lifetime spent chasing the worst and getting nowhere fast. Winslow chronicles the impossible expectations that burden police, when violent, illegally enterprising criminals play by no rules. The Force blows apart true-to-life headlines to reveal the murky depths of the contemporary underworld. The racially charged tinderbox simmering behind the magnificent skyline of New York, fuelled by drugs and guns, is ready to erupt, and when corruption trickles down from the top and soaks both sides of the law, its hard to judge the people on the ground who deal with the fallout. Up high-rise stairwells, through unwelcoming doors, you are in Malone's shoes. You're in his gut as he trusts his instincts, you're in his mind as he follows a lead or covers his tracks, you look down the barrel of his gun, you look into the eyes of his children. You will love this story if you enjoyed Breaking Bad – imagine Walter White, as a jaded detective. This book is a brilliant, tragic masterpiece, like The Wire or The Departed, before it. The last 77, blood-thumping pages, are unlike anything I’ve ever read and, would contend amongst the best endings ever written. - Amy (QBD)
, 09/07/2017
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Denny Malone and his crew are an elite force in charge of fighting the gangs and drug trade working in the underbelly of their city. When Malone is arrested by the Feds, he must walk the line to protect what he cares about most; his crew, his family, and the job. While I normally avoid crime and police dramas, Don Winslow has created a well-written novel that explores the underbelly of the police force, and highlights how difficult it can be to make morally right decisions as a cop, while still following the law. This novel is perfect for fans of crime and thriller authors, such as Lee Child. The story and themes are not really for me, but the writing is superb none the less. - Zoe (QBD)
, 09/07/2017
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While it is not my preferred genre, I highly enjoyed reading The Force. I found the story of a corrupt cop both gripping, and morally challenging. This novel has something for everyone, and the twists of the storyline will keep you hooked the whole way through. It's a store of loyalty, corruption, and one man trying to survive, whilst keeping his moral compass intact, as much as he has left of it. - Coreena (QBD)
, 08/07/2017
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This action packed thriller will throw you into the life of one of New York's finest, who battles with his own corrupt police unit as the Fed's come breathing down his neck. This is all against the backdrop of New York's underworld of drug cartels and the city's infamous projects. The author "Don Winslow" is awesome in this graphic protrayal of drug busting gun fights will keep you on the edge. - Christopher (QBD)
, 08/07/2017
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'The Force' by Don Winslow is an action-packed cop drama set in NYC. It is an authentic, raw and gritty tale of a glorified cop who has his hand in a number of plots and schemes which are about to be unravelled. 'The Force' is an atmospheric read that puts you right in the thick of things from the first page. A must read for fans of Lee Child, Vince Flynn and David Baldacci. - Danielle (QBD)
, 08/07/2017
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If you like your cop dramas full on, this is the book for you. Packed with striking characters and relentless plotted, 'The Force' held my attention DESPITE my general prejudice against crime fiction. Denny Malone is a good cop. But what is good, really? Can he dispense justice while breaking the law? Protect his fellow cops? And where does he draw the line? Terrible choices are about to be made. - Amy (QBD)
, 07/07/2017
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Winslow picks you up and drops you right in the middle of the melting pot that is New York City. This story of corruption in the NYC Police Force is so real and gritty, you can almost feel the heat and smell the city as you are taken along for the ride ... and it's a great ride! - Steven (QBD)
, 07/07/2017
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Whilst not being my usual cup of tea, The Force was surprisingly engrossing. From the first page, Winslow's vivid characterisations and descriptions lept off the page and from there is was easy to get sucked into the corrupt world of Denny Malone's team. Winslow is not afraid to dive into the nitty gritty and it makes for a powerful story. Do yourself a favour and pick up a copy of The Force! - Karen (QBD)
, 06/07/2017
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The Force is a powerful and topical crime novel that isn’t afraid to tackle the big issues. It follows Denny Malone, a cop working in New York, who finds himself becoming corrupted by the crooked system he exists within, blurring the lines of morality. Winslow's fantastic writing shines a light on discrimination and the drug epidemic infecting our cities, making for a fascinating read. - Rachel (QBD)
, 06/07/2017
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Don Winslow's latest book sure lives up to the hype. This is How cop dramas should be written. You don't wont to like crooked cop Denny Malone and a first he's easy to dislike. he's corrupte to the core. But then in true Winslow manner you start to see things Denny's way. Once this happens the book really takes off, you find your self readin just one more chapter more. Grab this one and enjoy! - Steven (QBD)
, 06/07/2017
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A dark, sad and now story. The Force is not a story for the light hearted. It show's the underside of the law where gangs, drugs, dirty fighting and being on the take is the way of life. Rules are not made by the politicians but by The Force and you answer to them. They will protect the area, families and each other. But when it all falls apart will they protect or take each other down. - Karen (QBD)
, 06/07/2017
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Don Winslow's The Force is exactly the dirty cop novel i didnt know i wanted. I was struck immediately with the gritty realism of Malone's New York and couldn't wait for the next turn and twist in this enthralling novel. The Force is an excellent book studded with dark humour and i could not bring myself to put it down. - Connor (QBD)
, 06/07/2017
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The Force has garnered rave commendations from bestselling thriller writers such as Lee Child and Stephen king - and for good reason. NYPD Detective Sergeant Denny Malone coolly plays through each day with his Special Task Force "Da Force", scraping through each nook of Manhattan North and executing high-profile drug busts with his teammates. But what happens when the good cop turns bad? How could a successful, reputable officer have it in him to stoop to the disgraceful lows of a corrupt and dirty cop? If there's a crime novel that you choose to read in 2017, make it this one. - Holly (QBD)
, 06/07/2017
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The Force is the first novel I have read from Don Winslow and it won't be the last! Action packed crime thriller that had me on the edge of my seat till the very end! -Sal - Sally (QBD)
, 06/07/2017
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The Force has been described by Lee Child as "probably the best cop novel ever written", and this isn't mere hype. The novel hooked me with the Raymond Chandler quote at the beginning and never let up. NYPD Sergeant Denny Malone, second generation hero cop, finds his life unravelling after he and his team steal 50kg of heroin from a dealer. A sometimes horrifying but utterly engrossing novel. - Stephen (QBD)
, 05/07/2017
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If you are that reader that wants it all , then brace yourself and get ready for the latest Don Winslow novel.This is full of everything you hunger for in a modern day cop narrative. The main character Malone, will have you on the edge wondering how he will see his way out of this.This is definitely fast paced and keeps you guessing right through! "oh what a tangled web we we - Leisha (QBD)
, 04/07/2017
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A fast paced crime novel dealing with police corruption, drugs and the violence of the underworld. Don't let the size of the novel put you off. The subject matter and writing style make this a gripping book. I couldn't put it down! - Lynda (QBD)
, 02/07/2017
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If you've ever seen Robert DeNiro in films like Goodfellas and Casino, then you're going to like this book. The narrative reads like a DeNiro script, with action and adventure, and a brotherhood that you're so easily swept up into. Lee Child claimed that this was the best cop novel ever written, and I cannot argue with him on this one. - Andree (QBD)
, 30/06/2017
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Dirty, Gritty , Hard describes "Da Force", NYPD elite unit headed by Denny Malone where "Manhattan North is his Kingdom and where his subjects love him and fear him." He justifies himself by being corrupt by thinking "why should the bad guys make all the money all the time." When the Feds catch him in a trap what and who will survive? This quote describes the essence of this novel - "We're all corrupt. Just in our own way." - Gina (QBD)
, 25/06/2017
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The Force is a fast paced, witty, and riveting tale of the life of a corrupt NY cop. It's scary in its honesty and is a fantastic story about police life. However the strong language and heavy dialogue made it hard for me to read. - Tina (QBD)
, 22/06/2017
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I loved this book. Good old crime, bad cop wanting to be a good cop story.You feel drawn to love Dennis Malone. He knows he's doing bad but for the good of the people. Putting badies away while skimming a little off the top for him and his crew. Comes back to bite him though. - James (QBD)
, 20/06/2017

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