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Short Synopsis
In this thriller by the award-winning successor to Ross Macdonald and Elmore Leonard, three young marijuana kingpins are blackmailed into working for the Baja Cartel after one of them is kidnapped.

Full Synopsis
Part-time environmentalist and philanthropist Ben and his ex-mercenary buddy Chon run an independent Laguna Beach–based marijuana operation, reaping significant profits from an established clientele. But they may have come up against something that they can't handle—the Mexican Baja Cartel wants in, and saying no is unacceptable. When they refuse to back down, the cartel kidnaps Ophelia, the boys' playmate and confidante. O's abduction sets off a dizzying array of ingenious negotiations and gripping plot twists that will captivate listeners eager to learn the costs of freedom and the price of an amazing high.

"Kramer barely breathes in following the twists and turns devised by Winslow's antiheroes, and matches the novel's mood as it turns from wittily hip to dark and disturbingly violent." ---Publishers Weekly Audio Review

"Savages is full of wild-card moves.... Its wisecracks are so sharp, its characters so mega-cool and its storytelling so ferocious...thanks especially to Mr. Winslow's no-prisoners sense of humor." ---Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"Spare, clipped expository prose and hip, spot-on dialogue propel this visceral crime novel." ---Publishers Weekly

"Savages is Don Winslow's best book yet.... Razor-sharp plot twists, a cast of ruthless antiheroes, and of course, Winslow's superb, adrenaline-fueled prose make this scorching, drug-infused thriller an addictive and entertaining read." ---Janet Evanovich

"A spellbinding, tour de force that is utterly impossible to put down. Savages is, bar none, the finest novel I have read in years." ---Christopher Reich, author of Rules of Deception

"Riddled with bullets and splattered with blood, Savages is not for the squeamish, but its a must for Winslow fans." ---Booklist Starred Review

"Winslow's writing has the vigor of action painting.... [He] uses words architecturally, breaking this book into tiny scenes and occasional one-word paragraphs that segue into one another effortlessly." ---The Boston Globe
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A Novel

Author Don Winslow

Narrated by Michael Kramer

Publication date May 28, 2012

Running time 8 hrs

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