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Mort et vie de Bobby Z (original 1997; edition 2010)

by Don Winslow, Oristelle Bonis (Translator)

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Title:Mort et vie de Bobby Z
Authors:Don Winslow
Other authors:Oristelle Bonis (Translator)
Info:Le Livre de poche (2010), Poche, 416 pages
Collections:Your library, Lus en 2012
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The Death and Life of Bobby Z by Don Winslow (1997)

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I wish they had 3.5-star reviews.

This is high-octane easy-reading completely implausible crime fiction that goes down easy. It's almost perfect for what it is -- which is fundamentally lightweight but a lot of fun regardless. ( )
  scarequotes | Jan 23, 2016 |
My third Don Winslow book, and I'm three-for-three for enjoyment! Another quick and exciting read! Tim Kearney gets a chance to get out of jail if he becomes the legend, Bobby Z. He agrees, and all hell breaks loose! Everyone is out to kill him, he fall in love, and he discovers "he" has a kid! Bikers, drug dealers, and the DEA will stop at nothing to kill him, and he'll stop at nothing to keep the woman and kid in his life! And the end? Well, it's fireworks man! ( )
  Stahl-Ricco | Jan 23, 2016 |
Drug dealer fiction and action. Was pretty damn good. Doesn't try to be more than it is. ( )
  ktp50 | Dec 1, 2011 |
lots of action, funny
  JEM2011 | Jan 14, 2011 |
This book is just plain fun. It's got me scurrying for other books by Don Winslow. Again, all I can say is fun. ( )
  norinrad10 | Jan 1, 2010 |
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À Jimmy Vinnes,
l'agent qui fait tout ce qu'il a promis de faire.
Merci à Dave Schniepp
d'avoir bien voulu partager avec moi son savoir
sur les milieux du surf en Californie du Sud.
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Et voici comment Tim Kearney s'y est pris pour devenir le légendaire Bobby Z.
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Here's a thriller with everything going for it--a great plot gimmick, excellent action and sex scenes, beautifully-realized characters on every level, and a crisp, pungent, in-your-face writing style that rarely stops to let you catch your breath. Nobody has actually seen the legendary Laguna Beach surfer-turned-drug dealer Bobby Zacharias for years, so a nasty federal agent thinks he has a chance of passing off a lookalike in a hostage switch with a Mexican drug lord. Bobby Z's double, a career screw-up named Tim Kearney, takes the deal because it means a chance to get out of prison--where the Hell's Angels want to terminate him. But when the switch backfires, everyone in the world is after the fake Bobby Z--who takes off with the 6-year-old son of the real Bobby on a cinematic, fully satisfying run for their lives.

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A Mexican drug lord offers to free a DEA agent in return for an American gangster who is in jail in Thailand. In fact the gangster is dead, but the Mexican does not know this. Convicted killer Tim Kearney is offered his freedom by the DEA if he will impersonate the gangster and Kearney jumps at the opportunity, only to discover the Mexican wanted the gangster free so he could kill him.… (more)

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