|Title:||While Drowning in the Desert: Hot Sand, Hired Hands, and a Washed-Out Comic. Neal Carey Tries To Stay Afloat... (Neal Carey Mysteries)|
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|Publisher:||St. Martin's Dead Letter (December 15, 1998)|
Book 4 of 5 in the Neal Carey Series. While Drowning in the Desert: Hot Sand, Hired Hands, and a Washed-Out Comic. Neal Carey Mysteries). Winslow succumbs to the urge to write something significant, getting more outrageous and existential as the series progresses. In this respect, it (unfortunately) reminds me of the Anita Blake, Vampire Killer, series. In fact, I still have no idea why he is employed by the criminal enterprise that figures largely in the series. While it is explained in detail. you have to wonder why they even bother with him, much less investing the huge amount of time and money they do in bailing him out of trouble
While Drowning in the Desert: Hot Sand, Hired Hands, and a Washed-Out Comic. It's not a cover to cover action-packed bloodbath, although in the latter part of the book, the action does get a little hot and heavy. The story is filled with history and backstories and all kinds of minutiae. I found it to be a terrific read, interesting from page one all the way through. The pacing just worked so well. Winslow sets up Carey's story in a sort of roundabout manner, talking about an old style New England bank which found it profitable to take care of its clients and help them out with their personal troubles
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Hot Sand, Hired Hands, and a Washed-Out Comic. Neal is assigned to escort monkeyish octogenarian Natty Silver home from Las Vegas to Palm Springs " - St. Martin's jacket notes. The humour is better here, but this is a strange series, noir and hard for me to like. A call from "Dad" interrupts Neal Carey's plans for his master's degree and marriage with a job to protect a witness from a pair of ruthless con artists. Don Winslow is a LibraryThing Author, an author who lists their personal library on LibraryThing.
Neal Carey mystery - the 'Friends of the Family' want Neal to run an errand and escort old vaudevillian Natty Silver home to Palm Desert from Las Vegas. Natty, however, has witn in the Neal Carey series. The series finale but the first book in the series that I read after making author Winslow's acquaintance in California Fire and Life (1999). I found this short series to be delightfully quirky. Silverstein and Carey are hard-pressed not to drown in the desert as they flee. The series gets darker with each book. So wonderfully written and well done. Neal Carey is hired to take 85 year old Nathan Silverstein from Las Vegas to Palm Desert. Nate is a former comedian and doesn't want to go, but doesn't tell Neal why. Natty runs away from Neal because he (Natty) witnessed arson in Palm Desert by a mobster. The mobster wants to eliminate him. Eventually the mobsters are caught and Natty is back in Palm Desert.
December 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback. Title: While Drowning in the Desert: Hot Sand, Hired Hands, and a Washed-Out Comic.
In the final entry of Don Winslow’s Neal Carey series, the PI must escort Natty Silver, an ancient legend of the Borscht Belt comedy circuit, from Las Vegas to Palm Springs. Once again a seemingly easy job turns deadly complicated. When Silver isn’t busy stealing Carey’s car and making off on his own, he’s telling hilarious stories from the golden age of the stage. Silver has quite a past, and riding shotgun with the comedian makes for a road trip that just wont end: Extortionists, old flames, and actual arsonists are all out to burn the old man, with Carey caught in the middle
Edgar and Shamus Award-nominee Don Winslow combines breathless suspense, zany wit, and whiplash action in his latest novel featuring grad student/private eye Neal Carey. Now Neal’s assigned to escort monkeyish octogenarian Natty Silver home from Las Vegas to Palm Springs. Natty, once a burlesque top banana, has a nonstop barrage of corny jokes, an eye for an aging cocktail waitress, and a chronic disappearing act. When Neal catches up with him, he can see why Natty doesn’t want to go home.