The Border Lords

The Border Lords

Book - 2011
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Three-time Edgar Award-winner T. Jefferson Parker, contemporary crime fiction's most critically acclaimed writer, delivers his dark masterpiece.

Year after year, T. Jefferson Parker delivers powerful novels of depth and intelligence that make it clear that Dutton is not just publishing one of the best crime writers of his generation, but perhaps one of the greatest crime writers ever. The novels in the Charlie Hood cycle are the most accomplished in Parker's long career, and The Border Lords is the pinnacle of what has become the most groundbreaking crime series in decades.

In this riveting new novel, Parker demonstrates once again why The Washington Post said he writes "the best of today's crime fiction," and why he has won the Edgar Award three times.

ATF agent Sean Ozburn is deep undercover supporting the sicarios of the Baja Cartel when he suddenly goes completely dark, his only communications being the haunting digital videos he sends to his desperately worried wife, Seliah. Charlie Hood must determine if Oz is simply chasing demons deeper undercover than anyone has ever gone, or whether his friend has suffered a permanent break with his mission and his moral compass.

A crime novel of unprecedented scope and unrivaled storytelling ambition by one of our most treasured talents, The Border Lords revisits the fevered landscape of America's southern border-and confronts the unexplored depths of humanity's dark soul.

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Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2011
ISBN: 9780525952008
0525952004
Branch Call Number: FIC Parke
Characteristics: 373 p. --

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laratis
Dec 14, 2014

I haven't finished this book yet, in fact I am just a quarter of the way through but I feel compelled to write something about it.
I don't find this book interesting in the least. The characters are generic and stereotypical.
The conversations between the characters are drab and frankly dull. I really hope the writing gets better as this book progresses and it doesn't end up being another horrible crime novel which there seems to be a good many of. The only factor that is keeping me reading this book is the story line which when handled by a good writer I find to be engrossing.

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deRougemont
Apr 07, 2011

Didn't much like the characters or the premise of the book, but the writing is so powerful that in spite of these barriers I could not put this book down.

debwalker Mar 05, 2011

"Parker just gets better with each book. Save this one for the uninterrupted weekend."
Margaret Cannon
Globe and Mail
March 4, 2011

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