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The Power of the Dog

(2005)
(The first book in the Power of the Dog series)
A novel by

 
Awards
Dilys Awards Best Book (nominee)
Macavity Awards Best Novel (nominee)

"So good you almost want to keep him to yourself."
Ian Rankin


Don Winslow's masterpiece is not only a page-turning thriller but also a rich and compelling novel about a very mixed group of characters, each in his or her own way seeking some sort of salvation or redemption. The plot is essentially simple: how the US government and some of its quasi-autonomous agencies (CIA, FBI, DEA) all for their own reasons encouraged, sponsored and actively financed and helped the development of the drug cartels and their trade in Mexico. Groups of characters - a young Chicano boy from the Barrio who makes good and becomes a Senator (and who is the target of an assassination plot that tops and tails the book); a morally troubled DEA boss who tries to do good, but who is driven by events and by a desire both for salvation and revenge to sleep with the devil; and the various gang leaders, some of them psychopathic, others urbane, civilised and deadly; a high-class prostitute; and a charismatic Catholic priest who is dedicated to the improvement of the lives of his people.

Genre: Mystery
 
Used availability for Don Winslow (2)'s The Power of the Dog


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Hardback Editions

May 2005 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Power Of The Dog
Author(s): Don Winslow
ISBN: 0-434-01206-8 / 978-0-434-01206-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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April 2005 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Power of the Dog
Author(s): Don Winslow
ISBN: 0-375-40538-0 / 978-0-375-40538-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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Paperback Editions

May 2006 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Power of the Dog
Author(s): Don Winslow
ISBN: 1-4000-9693-6 / 978-1-4000-9693-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

April 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Power Of The Dog
Author(s): Don Winslow
ISBN: 0-09-946498-5 / 978-0-09-946498-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Arrow
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May 2005 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Power of the Dog
Author(s): Don Winslow
ISBN: 0-434-01261-0 / 978-0-434-01261-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

May 2013 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Power of the Dog
Author(s): Don Winslow (Bi
ISBN: 1-4708-8745-2 / 978-1-4708-8745-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2008 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Power of the Dog
Author(s): Don Winslow
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   

May 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: The Power of the Dog
Author(s): Don Winslow
ISBN: 1-4332-4544-2 / 978-1-4332-4544-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2008 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Power of the Dog
Author(s): Don Winslow
ISBN: 1-4332-4545-0 / 978-1-4332-4545-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2008 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Power of the Dog
Author(s): Don Winslow
ISBN: 1-4332-4546-9 / 978-1-4332-4546-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

May 2009 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Power Of The Dog
Author(s): Don Winslow
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Availability: Amazon UK   

April 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Power of the Dog
Author(s): Don Winslow
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


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