Book Review: ‘Broken: A Novel’ By Don Winslow

by | Mar 3, 2020 | Books | 0 comments

Author Don Winslow is known for his intense novels like The Cartel, The Border and The Force. among many novels he has written. He’s back now with his newest novel, a collection of six short stories, that each on their own could be stand-alone novels.

Each story involves a crime of some kind. The first story is about a family that is in law enforcement in New Orleans and one of the family is murdered as paypack to his brother and he won’t rest until he has avenged his brother. The rest of the stories involve drug deals, jewel robberies, bounty hunters and an immigration situation.

My favorite story is The San Diego Zoo. A chimp has escaped the zoo with a gun (how he got it is a big mystery) and is a tree in a San Diego neighborhood. The police are called, a member from the zoo and even the S.W.A.T. is called. In the thick of things is officer Chris Shea, a hard working officer who wants to go to robbery. He ends up falling from a tree and the gun hitting him from the chimp. The video goes viral and he gets razzed big-time. He wants to know how the chimp got the gun and is also investigating other cases. He’s a super-cool guy that is getting in trouble for over-stepping his bounds as a cop. He also may get the girl. It’s a really well written-story.

The rest are great as well, each with their own Don Winslow classic take. This is a big change from the normal Winslow novel and it works on every level!

You can pick up Broken in stores on Tuesday, April 7th from Morrow. You can pre-order the book now at the Amazon box above.