The Gentlemen's Hour

The Gentlemen's Hour

Book - 2011
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Boone Daniels lives to surf.

Laid back, ultra-California cool, the former cop turned PI begins each day with the Dawn Patrol, a close-knit group of surfers, best friends who not only ride waves together but have one another's backs out of the water. It's the life Boone loves, all he wants. To him, "There's no such thing as a bad day at the beach." So when one of their own is murdered--especially an icon like Kelly Kuhio, a local hero--and another surfer, a young punk from the Rockpile Crew, stands accused, the small world of Pacific Beach is rocked to its core.

Boone knows he can no longer ignore the painful truth that violence is seeping into the surfing community. But when he agrees to help the defense, the outrage he courts from the community, and the Dawn Patrol, is more than he ever anticipated. He's risking losing the relationships that define his life-- just when he needs them most.

As Boone digs deeper into San Diego's murkier side, delving into places the city's reputationconscious establishment would rather he left alone, it becomes clear that more than a murder case is at stake. He soon finds himself out there alone, struggling to stay afloat as the waves get rougher and rougher . . . and more deadly. It's The Gentlemen's Hour --and it could be Boone's last.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2011, c2009
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781439183397
1439183392
Branch Call Number: FICTION Winslow
Characteristics: 338 p. ; 24 cm

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jleeck
Oct 04, 2017

Not as good as preceding "Dawn Patrol"

multcolib_susannel Jul 25, 2017

When PI Dan Boones' friend and mentor is brutally murdered, he has to leave the comfort of the sun and surf to find the killer.

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PearlyBaker
Jul 17, 2017

I should have known something was awry when Jose' Jesus Camargo flew in from East LA to drag me out of school in San Jose', Missourah. Deluded with drugs, denial and near catatonic shock though it just seemed like another weird ride. We did not speak but took a single toke of the polio bud and listened to a mix tape of our favorite songs from the hazy days we all spent in California. We motored down to Kansas City and into the hospital parking lot with the helipad and smoked one last time before we walked like zombies into fate. My brother was in a coma in the head trauma unit and somehow I still held on to the mistaken belief he was indestructible. The party was over and I was the last to know. I often replay that day because many days I pull into the same parking lot for work. I am always reverent walking up to the hospital doors; always aware of the trauma that some of my brothers and sisters are about to face as they cross the street. Pardon my language but these fricking surfer noir books always flood my soul with nostalgic times when mom and later I lived in California. Unfortunately in this post Orwellian world, if I write anything worse than frick I get censored. So I cried, again, at the end of this piece which confirms once more that Don Winslow is absolutely one of the very best of elite, contemporary story tellers.

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deRougemont
Sep 15, 2011

Every Don Winslow book is a gem and "The Gentlemen's Hour" is no exception. This wonderful, fast paced thriller combines mystery, a superannuated "coming of age" and a tour through the SoCal surfer culture.

debwalker Sep 10, 2011

"No other current crime writer does a more compelling job of capturing the geography, the people and the terrible things that can happen in this beautiful landscape."
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