The Kings of Cool

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The Kings of Cool

A Prequel to Savages

By Don Winslow

Simon & Schuster, Paperback, 9781451665338, 322pp.

Publication Date: June 18, 2013

From the "New York Times" bestselling author of "The Cartel"
In "Savages," Don Winslow introduced Ben and Chon, twenty-something best friends who risk everything to save the girl they both love, O. Among the most celebrated literary thrillers, "Savages" was a Top 10 Book of the Year selection by Janet Maslin in "The New York Times" and Stephen King in "Entertainment Weekly."
Now, in this high-octane prequel to "Savages," Winslow reaches back in time to tell the story of how Ben, Chon, and O became the people they are. Spanning from 1960s Southern California to the recent past, "The Kings of Cool" is a breathtak-ingly original saga of family in all its forms--fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, friends and lovers. As the trio at the center of the book does battle with a cabal of drug dealers and crooked cops, they come to learn that their future is inextricably linked with their parents' history. A series of breakneck twists and turns puts the two generations on a collision course, culminating in a stunning showdown that will force Ben, Chon, and O to choose between their real families and their loyalty to one another.

About the Author
Don Winslow, a former private investigator and consultant, is the author of over a dozen novels, including The Dawn Patrol, The Winter of Frankie Machine, and The Death and Life of Bobby Z.