The Jaguar (Charlie Hood Series #5)

The Jaguar (Charlie Hood Series #5)

by T. Jefferson Parker


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ISBN-13: 9780451239112
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/02/2013
Series: Charlie Hood Series , #4
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 667,647
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

T. Jefferson Parker is the author of numerous novels and short stories, the winner of three Edgar Awards, and the recipient of a Los Angeles Times Book Prize for mysteries. Before becoming a full-time novelist, he was an award-winning reporter. He lives in Fallbrook, California.


Fallbrook, California

Date of Birth:

December 26, 1953

Place of Birth:

Los Angeles, California


B.A. in English, University of California-Irvine, 1976

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The Jaguar 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 23 reviews.
dijet More than 1 year ago
Since I had enjoyed the 4 other books in the Charlie Hood series I'd looked forward to this one. However, I felt that the story lacked real credibility by the heroes actions in saving Erin. It just seemed way over the top to survive so many obstacles. Hope the next one stresses more of Charlie and less of Bradley. dijet
tomdeplume More than 1 year ago
I have read all of T. Jefferson Parker's books. Most were good , others very good. This one is neither. The story is contrived, convoluted and unbelievable. Too many unnessary side trips just for filler. The character Mike Finnegan should be carrying a pitchfork The drug dealer wants another million bucks just so he can have a song written about him? This is laughable. And the ending is a ripoff. It's like Parker just stopped in mind thought, and decided he has to set up the next book. Really TJ you should be ashamed, you're better than this.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't even finished this book yet but can definitely understand the bad reviews. I honestly didn't believe them so went ahead and bought it and now I actually don't think I can finish reading it, it's so bad. Boring characters, boring and unbelievable story line. Parker's always been one of my favorite writers. Didn't think he was capable of writing such a bad book. Sorry, TJP, but this faithful fan cannot recommend this one.
666mike More than 1 year ago
This has to be one of the worst adventure/mystery novels I've ever read. Well not completely. Got to page 275 and threw the book out. Pointless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It rambled and at times was disjointed in thought. I judge a book by the fact I don't want it to end. This one, the end didn't come soon enough.
BlueASA More than 1 year ago
Terrible story line, no sense, nothing like previous Hood book.
KenCady More than 1 year ago
The average rating is currently 3.5 for The Jaguar, and that's about right. It doesn't match up to the previous books, in my opinion. Charlie Hood has no real role until the end. What happens with him prior to that does not feel real, especially the crocodile swim. My impression is that that scene, as well as the scene in Reynosa, were contrived just to get him in the action, which really centers around Bradley and Erin. The Mike character is a little off the wall, so it does not help the story that much. Charlie Hood should be the focus as the most dramatic character, and here he is not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do not buy
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If this is the first T Jefferson Parker book, it will take a bit to get into the story. Plot is complex, writing is ok.
bigdad1 More than 1 year ago
Super read. Best of the series. Hate to say goodbye to Charlie but can only hope he returns someday.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Parker is a master of prose, people, and story telling. Parker has always chosen areas of this part of our world that other popular authors either stay away from or can not really do justice to in their stories. I'm thankful that Parker has provided me with decades of meaningful, rich, quality, and at times gripping reading.
tedfeit0 More than 1 year ago
While this novel continues the series with Charlie Hood, the Los Angeles deputy sheriff and ATF agent, he plays a relatively minor role in the plot. Here he is more of a messenger carrying $1 million through Mexico to ransom Erin McKenna, wife of LA County sheriff’s deputy Bradley McKenna and a popular singer and songwriter who has been kidnapped by a gang of narcos and brought to the Yucatan castle home of the cartel leader, Benjamin Armenta. The story is, of course, of her experience as a captive, and the attempts to rescue her given the time limit within which Charlie must deliver the ransom. While the descriptions of Erin’s captivity and the surroundings of the “castle” itself are well-drawn, the closing chapters seem almost perfunctory in the writing; Erin’s rescue is almost reduced to an afterthought; and the concluding portions sought presented with little foundation. The novel continues the saga of the cross-border narcotics flow on a much different level. It really is a tale of a diverse set of characters, good or evil. And the reader ends up wondering who, with perhaps the exception of Erin, is which. Nothing and no one is what it seems.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ijust finished this wonderful bk in 3 days.i have not read a read lately where I actually felt like I was there watching from afar.I have read the first 2 bks & they were amazing.if you truly want to enjoy this book to the fullest..get the first 2 books in the series.I have read the other reviews & frankly I just do not agree with them. I do not feel like I wasted my time,in fact I feel that I just read a great book.honest. actually,I feel a little bit let down..because what book should I read now that will keep me entertained..better than music,better than tv.... what I will admit was ..I did not read the 2 books before this..& I do agree I was just abit disappointed (also shocked) when the wife was actually captured..there should of been a more thorough explanation on how the husband got to the wife. the mike character was just 1 lucky con man.if u r looking for a good series to start & want good reads ahead.. begin the series now.Mr.parker never disappoints.cheers!
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The white female jaguar paced around.