For fans of Michael Connelly and CJ Box, the third thrilling novel in the Charlie Hood series from New York Times bestseller and Edgar-award winner T. Jefferson Parker, author of The Room of White Fire.
Along the U.S./Mexico border, a man named Finnegan wakes up in the border-town of Buenavista after a hit and run-eerily aware of events he should know nothing about, $90,000 richer, and with Charlie Hood's name and address in his wallet.
Meanwhile when tracking the flow of illegal guns into Mexico, Hood's team accidentally kills the son of Benjamin Armenta, head of the Gulf Cartel and one of the most violent men in the world. Now, Hood must work to grasp the enigmatic forces fighting for control of Buenavista- forces that circle back to Finnegan, and to Armenta's unstoppable plan for brutal vengeance.
"A masterpiece of postmodern noir. Here is a brilliant craftsman and storyteller at the height of his powers." -Providence Journal "Parker's concise prose, at once low-key and lyrical, plays almost like cowboy poetry." -Los Angeles Times
"Parker glides from novel to novel, usually taking us in unexpected new directions. If you're interested in the best of today's crime fiction, he's someone you should read." -The Washington Post
"Ambitious, daring...brilliant." --The Associated Press
"T. Jefferson Parker has burgled the crumbling palace of Edgar Allan Poe for inspiration." --The Wall Street Journal
"Parker, the winner of three Edgar awards for crime fiction, again delivers a tale that is not only well-plotted and suspenseful, but subtle, surprising and endearingly perverse." --Washington Post
"T. Jefferson Parker has carved out a niche for himself as the Hemingway of thriller writers...His writing is a wonder to behold." --Providence Sunday Journal
"A spectacular close a crime series that obliterated the boundaries of the genre." --BookReporter
"Parker could well be the best crime writer working out of Southern Caifornia." --Chicago Tribune
"The Charlie Hood novels are nothing less than addictive." --Tucson Citizen
"The most groundbreaking crime series in decades." --St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"This is gripping literary entertainment with a point." --Los Angeles Times
"Some of the finest writing you'll ever read." --Chicago Sun-Times
Series: Charlie Hood Novels (Paperback)
For Ages: 18+ years old
For Grades: 12
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 4th January 2011
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 14.61
Weight (kg): 0.34