The Famous and the Dead

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Dutton, 2013 - Fiction - 371 pages
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The explosive finale in T. Jefferson Parker’s New York Times bestselling Charlie Hood series, which will bring together the destinies of three men caught between light and darkness.

Los Angeles County sheriff ’s deputy Charlie Hood is attached to the ATF, working undercover on the illegal arms trade that flows across the U.S.-Mexican border. The sparkle of the diamond fillings he wears in his left canine distracts his task force targets and is often the first step toward a long stay behind bars.

Meanwhile, Bradley Jones--sheriff ’s deputy, employee of the Baja Cartel, and son of the love of Charlie’s life, the deceased L.A. outlaw Suzanne Jones--is expecting a son of his own. Suzanne was descended from famed Mexican desperado Joaquin Murrieta, whose embalmed head Bradley inherited from her and keeps nestled among piles of cash, proceeds from Bradley’s own life of crime.

Charlie knows Bradley’s secrets, all of them; the question is what he’ll do with the information. But he still has to contend with the devilish Mike Finnegan, who flits in and out of the lives of his friends, knowing things he shouldn’t, seemingly immortal, delighting in the havoc he wreaks.

All three men are about to meet.  But all will not survive.....

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THE FAMOUS AND THE DEAD

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Parker reaches once more into the real-life story of Operation Fast & Furious to conclude his sprawling, multivolume saga of Charlie Hood, the seen-it-all deputy of the Los Angeles Sheriff's ... Read full review

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Parker concludes his Charlie Hood series with this sixth title.which he brings to a somber close. Parkers pulls it all together in a rather complex plotline that first-time readers might find confusing and slow-paced for a police procedural.

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About the author (2013)

T. JEFFERSON PARKER is the bestselling and award-winning author of nineteen previous novels and a three-time winner of the Edgar Award. Formerly a journalist, Parker lives with his family in southern California.

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