The Room of White Fire

The Room of White Fire

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"Mesmerizing and haunting."--Lisa Gardner

"T. Jefferson Parker is the poet of American crime fiction, and The Room of White Fire absolutely proves why."--C.J. Box In this stirring thriller from New York Times bestseller and award winner T. Jefferson Parker, P.I. Roland Ford must hunt down a soldier who is damaged by war, dangerous, and on the run. Roland Ford--once a cop, then a marine, now a private investigator--is good at finding people. But when he's asked to locate an Air Force veteran who's escaped from a mental institution, he realizes he's been drawn into something deep and dark. What he doesn't know is why a shroud of secrecy hangs over the disappearance of Clay Hickman--and why he's getting a different story from everyone involved. In a flash, what began as just a job becomes a life-or-death obsession for Ford, pitting him against immensely powerful and treacherous people and forcing him to contend with chilling questions about truth, justice, and the American way. "A fast-paced, beautifully written thriller."--The Washington Post
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 453.59g
  • Listening Library
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 1524778400
  • 9781524778408

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T. Jefferson Parker is the poet of American crime fiction, and The Room of White Fire absolutely proves why. It s topical, poignant, brutal, tragic and wry at the same time and the tale thumps along with the rhythmic and stylistic soundtrack of a beating heart that seems to be shared by PI Roland Ford and Parker himself. There s a damned good reason T. Jefferson Parker has won three Edgar Awards. The Room of White Fire is the opening salvo of a new series that might win him his fourth.
C.J. Box
"Parker plays the reader like a virtuoso, with never a disappointing page. His hero is gutsy and vulnerable, the danger high-risk with treachery coming from all directions. And when you re done, like me you re going to be clamoring for more from this new series."
Steve Berry
"A San Diego PI and veteran of the Gulf War takes a missing person case that plunges him into a maddening mystery. The unrelenting suspense and multiple dangers in his quest ultimately reveal that he is seeking nothing less than love lost and redemption for his own soul."
Joseph Wambaugh
"Mesmerizing and haunting. The kind of shocking suspense that keeps you racing to the bitter end. The kind of compelling characters that leave you willing to read from the beginning again. I'm already counting down to the next book in the series."
Lisa Gardner
T. Jefferson Parker's richly haunting tale about the hidden costs of America's secret war on terror should be the next book you read. The Room of White Fire is sad and funny and deeply moving, classic California noir with heartbreaking prose and unexpected moments of grace.
Nicholas Petrie
"T. Jefferson Parker's muscular writing has dazzled for years. His characters are as authentic as the gripping situations he creates. The reader stands on the sidelines jaws agape. In The Room Of White Fire he once again demonstrates his Edgar Award-winning storytelling. He captivates and chokes the air out of the room. Masterful! There are few if any crime writers out there this good. Reader beware, The Room of White Fire will lock you inside and not let you out."
Ridley Pearson
Like the authors of all great noir fiction, T. Jefferson Parker has given us an unforgettable investigator in the person of Roland Ford. The ex-Marine and combat veteran is part badass, part philosopher, and his wry insight into the world around him and the people in it are a pleasure to read. And read you will: Parker is a master at spinning a tale you can't put down.
Peter Heller
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About T. Jefferson Parker

T. Jefferson Parker is the author of numerous novels and short stories, including The Room of White Fire and Swift Vengeance, 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.
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992 ratings
3.78 out of 5 stars
5 22% (218)
4 44% (441)
3 26% (257)
2 6% (55)
1 2% (21)
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