A Cool Breeze on the Underground (Neal Carey Series)

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By Harry · ★★★☆☆ · April 21, 2013
Don Windlow's "A Cool Breeze on the Underground" is the first in the Neal Carey series. I'll say it right upfront, this series acts as filler for me, something to read in-between books I'm pining for, or books I'm waiting to get published.

Don't get me wrong, I liked the book...especially the char... ...more
By Robert (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · May 07, 2013
Discovering a new author you can’t live without is like finding first love: sure you know it’s out there somewhere; you’ll know it when you find it; it’ll be an experience that’ll take your breath away and leave you begging for more; you can’t really stop to look for it; and when you find it, it’... ...more
By Josh (Adelaide, SA, Australia) · ★★★★☆ · August 21, 2014
Despite being written by Don Winslow (SAVAGES, POWER OF THE DOG etc.) the first book in the Neal Carey PI series doesn't read like a Don Winslow book. At least not initially.

I think too much emphasis was placed on developing Neal Carey's origin; the finer points to honing his craft as a deft pri... ...more
By Peter (Chicago, IL) · ★★★☆☆ · June 14, 2013
Not a bad read if you're looking for a action filled, fast paced mystery, and pace is the key here. I've not read any of his other novels, but if this one is indicative, Don Winslow really knows how to move a story forward. A young pickpocket, Neal Carey, picks the wrong pocket, but instead of re... ...more
By Matt (Boston, MA) · ★★★☆☆ · May 27, 2014
This is Don Winslow's first novel. While I love his more recent books, I didn't love this one. It is just a run of the mill Private Eye story. It does have some organized crime ties, which I liked. I was impressed that after the main character gets the beautiful ingenue off of heroine, after week... ...more
By Mhd (The United States) · ★★★★★ · February 16, 2015
This is an accidental re-read of a book from many years ago: I remember reading it, enjoying it, and have been trying to find it (forgot the title/author…my memory still works for impact but not details!). Great main characters and extremely interesting trade craft explanations and development. O... ...more
By Eric_W (Forreston, IL) · ★★★★★ · August 03, 2010
The Kitteridge Bank, owned by a small Rhode Island family, has thrived over the years, in part, thanks to a small, off the books, department known as Friends of the Family. It specializes in helping out the bank's richer customers by providing services that they would like hidden. Joe Graham, one... ...more
By Kathleen (Minneapolis, MN) · July 25, 2009
A Cool Breeze on the Underground, by Don Winslow, B-plus, narrated by Joe Barrett, produced by Blackstone Audio, downloaded from audible.com.

Neal Carey is not your usual private eye. A graduate student at Columbia University, he grew up on the streets of New York, basically a neglected child with... ...more
By Diego (Barcelona, Spain) · ★★★★☆ · March 02, 2013
Primera novela de Don Winslow, publicada a principios de los 90, y traducida al español por primera vez. Un detective privado con una historia personal un tanto turbia recibe el encargo de encontrar a la pija hijita de un senador demócrata, vista por última vez en Londres.

La novela alterna la acc... ...more
By Alice (Pittsburgh, PA) · ★★★★☆ · April 12, 2015
I likes so much about this book - the characters - the back story - the interesting settings. It was well paced and humorous in a witty way. I would say the only thing that slowed it down was that there were no real surprises - no building curiosity. I think it's a detective type story more chara... ...more