Sunday, March 08, 2009

Book Review

The Renegades The Renegades by T. Jefferson Parker

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
Parker's second novel to feature Los Angeles Sheriffs Deputy Charlie Hood is a well done thriller and police procedural which makes good on the potential of its inconsistent predecessor, L.A. Outlaws. In this story, Hood has transferred to the outskirts of the city, content to patrol the vast deserts and canyons while coming to grips with what happened in the previous story. Hood is partnered with Terry Laws, aka Mr. Wonderful, a cop with seemingly everything going for him. When Laws is gunned down in front of him, Hood must track down the killer and find out why Mr. Wonderful didn't always live up to his nickname. When Parker is on, as he is with this story, he writes wonderfully flowing dialogue that allows the narrative to shift between well drawn characters seamlessly and creating an interesting and coherent story. This is a solid thriller sure to entertain anyone who loves police procedurals.
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