The Winter of Frankie Machine

The Winter of Frankie Machine

eBook - 2006
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From the bestselling author of Savages (now an Oliver Stone film). Frankie Machianno, a hard-working entrepreneur, passionate lover, part-time surf bum, and full-time dad, is a widely recognized pillar of his waterfront community. He is also a retired hit man. Once better known as Frankie Machine, he was a brutally efficient killer. Now someone from his past wants him dead, and after a botched attempt on his life, Frankie sets out to find his potential killers. However, the list of suspects is longer than the California coastline. With the mob on his heels and the cops on his tail, Frankie hatches a plan to protect his family, save his life, and escape the mob forever. Then things get really complicated.
Publisher: 2006
ISBN: 9780307266071
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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PearlyBaker
Jul 08, 2017

We used to walk naked onto Blacks Beach every day with our surfboards always on the look-out for lassies. I'll admit when you're young, naked, tanned and carrying a surfboard you tend to strut just a little bit. This novel came to a climax in Ramona, CA where I have so many fond memories and most of them are even G rated. You must read this novel if you ever did any time in San Diego or just love great story telling about the mafia. Many months later I was urinating on Mark's foot after he got barbed by an eagle ray when we determined to hit a beach with more ladies and less wild life. Imagine my surprise when I learned Blacks Beach is a notorious gay beach and my first aid myth is actually meant for jellyfish stings. So I made a few mistakes in my younger years. Thankfully I'm not a big dork anymore.

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seeker472
Jun 11, 2017

A very good story. I will look for more stories from this author.

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Blabbermouth
Feb 01, 2016

I gave up on this novel. Frankie was not an appealing person to me.

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rp3276
Aug 10, 2015

This was an interesting story. I enjoyed it. It is a violent novel.

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gtct
May 03, 2015

It has been a while since my last Winslow novel and I finished this one in a single day as I simply could not put it down. The character Frankie Machine is as unique and mesmerizing as Winslow's Bobby Z.

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itstartswithano
May 06, 2011

Don Winslow is one of my favourite crime writers. You can rely on him to deliver some great one liners, entertaining characters, and a fast-paced plot that offers enough twists and turns you can forgive the predictability. If you like your crime with a touch of humour, give him a try. "California Fire and Life" is another one of my favourites of his.

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