Don Winslow is the New York Times bestselling author of more than a dozen novels. He lives in Southern California.
"This adrenaline-fused collision of generations . . . is another Winslow roller-coaster thriller." --Library Journal (starred review) "Blazing . . . Studded with the same sharp, lean dialogue and quick-witted calculation [as Savages]." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times "Blistering . . . Winslow serves up nonstop action, tempering the tension with his trademark razor-sharp wit. . . . This cool, clever entry is sure to be a royally popular summer read." --Booklist (starred review) "Don Winslow's crackerjack Laguna Beach thriller The Kings of Cool . . . gives background and back story to Mr. Winslow's novel Savages, published in 2010 and just made into a film by Oliver Stone. . . . It's a treat to trace the crossings of this trio's paths with those of other characters over the years. . . . One way or another, they scheme and tough their way through this often gruesome, sometimes witty saga and into the future fates already devised for them." --Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal "Mr. Winslow's keen attention to drug culture isn't going to keep readers away from him. He's too damn good to be polarizing. His characters are smart about their self-interest. His dialogue is tight, laconic and razor sharp; if Elmore Leonard or Lee Child discovered surfing, they might sound something like this." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times "A fast, fun, smart jazz-riff of a book, a prequel to Savages and every bit as good. . . . What sets Winslow apart in the crowded field of crime/mystery/thriller writers is the white-knuckled way he writes and thinks. The dialogue is sharp and funny, full of knowing nods to pop culture, history and geography. . . . A frenzied ride into the heart of what family and love and loyalty mean." --John Wilkens, San Diego Union-Tribune