The Famous and the Dead: A Charlie Hood Novel

The Famous and the Dead: A Charlie Hood Novel

by T. Jefferson Parker
3.1 8

NOOK Book(eBook)

$9.99
View All Available Formats & Editions
Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
Want a NOOK ? Explore Now

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

The Famous and the Dead 3.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
DocFord47 More than 1 year ago
The Famous and the Dead, a new novel by T.Jefferson Parker, I've  is easily the most disappointing book of Parker's  books I've ever read.....and I've read them all upon first release.  I attended several book signings over the years and have read all of his books. When I buy a book of the crime/cop/thriller variety, I don't expect to read one in which the plot hinges on the fantasy/sci fi genres.  I prefer plausibility and some semblance of reality to mythology  That's why I stopped reading James Patterson about four years and fifty books ago...The inside dust jacket teaser provides a working  hypothesis for you to work on and revises as necessary as you read merrily along on the veranda and I, of course, expect the ending with a clever/creative/original/ surprise.  As expected, there is an ending and ther is a twist, but veteran   readers of this qenre  will  immediately recognize  the mundane, tired, trite old ending that's been done many, many times before.  the bright spot in the book is Mary Kate Boyle.  Mr. Parker does a masterful portrait if Ms Boyle the snappy, quick-minded, unexpected dialogue.  I'd be very favorably disposed to see her as a main character 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really....I just don't understand why TJP changed his writing format and went supernatural. As stand alone reading, the series is an unfilled mess. The plot would have been fine without the devils and angels, but stringing it out alas, Twilight and Harry Potter was nothing but an attempt to sell more books and string the unsuspecting read along.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
This sixth novel in the Charlie Hood series brings it to a conclusion, sort of. A lot of loose ends are wrapped up as the story meanders back and forth, recounting various topics from the illegal flow of guns and drugs along the U.S.-Mexican border to the accompanying cartel violence. And, of course, there is a final confrontation between and among Charlie, Bradley Jones and Mike Finnegan. The plot, such as it is, follows Charlie’s work as an ATF agent working undercover to nab the men who buy and sell the illegal firearms which enable the escalating violence on both sides of the border. Meanwhile, Jones awaits the birth of his son and hopes to recapture the affection of his wife Erin. And Charlie, who knows all of Bradley’s secrets, has to decide what to do with this information. And his obsession with Mike Finnegan consumes him and can cost him his love, Beth. Written with the author’s straightforward, but somewhat dry, style, this concluding novel in the series is not a particularly easy or enjoyable read. It is slow, often repetitious, especially when past events are recounted. The characters, of course, have been and continue to be memorable. However, this reader, at least, had to struggle through the 371 pages and was not particularly enthralled by the conclusion. Probably the only reason to recommend the novel would because it brings a noteworthy series to a final end, by an author who is a craftsman.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in school and do not have time to read this book.