T Jefferson Parker enters new territory with a novel reminiscent of John Steinbeck at his best. Patrick Norris returns to rural California after serving with the US Army in Iraq. Fire has ravaged his home farm and it has all become too much for his parents and brother to manage. The country has changed though, notably after the mass killings of children in schools across the United States, invariably by lone gunmen, and a great tension exists in the people. Is there really a case for an even wider ownership of guns? Patrick's brother, Ted, hasn't had it easy in life. Health conditions have slowed him down and set him apart. Ted worships Patrick, and Patrick knows he has to be an example, but settling down to the country life cannot be easy after Iraq. When a child is mown down by an unknown driver suspicion takes over Fallbrook. There will be deaths before it is all resolved, perhaps many and perhaps the death of innocents.
- Paperback | 350 pages
- 23 x 200 x 25mm | 305g
- 20 Nov 2014
- Sandstone Press Ltd
- Dingwall, United Kingdom
'A tense and compelling drama of the wars without and the wars within - and of the flame of violence that burns through the American psyche.' T. C. Boyle, author of World's End 'Chekhov once wrote that a pistol put onstage in the first act must go off in the second act. In FULL MEASURE, the characters themselves are the guns - each a weapon defending a different idea of what America is, and all of them fully loaded with human fallibility. Thanks to intricate and excellent plotting, their struggles with one another -- and with their own consciences -- make this book as compelling as it is unpredictable.' - Stephen P. Kiernan, author of The Curiosity and Last Rights 'I have always loved T. Jefferson Parker's thrillers. Now he has done something truly rare for a writer--stepped way out of his comfort zone to create the stunning Full Measure - What a brave and daring writer. What a good and thoughtful-provoking read.' - Lisa See, author of Shanghai Girls 'Scorched earth? T. Jefferson Parker begins there. Emotionally devastating, tense, moving toward an explosive climax, this is a great American book by a master at the top of his game. Parker is entering East of Eden territory here. Family, war, racism, violence and the sometimes painful demands of love fight for air in this charred landscape of the heart. Wow!' - Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Devil's Highway
About T. Jefferson Parker
T. Jefferson Parker is the author of more than twenty highly successful crime novels. He is a New York Times Best Selling author and the recipient of two Edgar Awards.