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Black Water: A Merci Rayborn Novel (Merci Rayborn Novels Book 3) by [T. Jefferson Parker]

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Both Parker's mystery and Vigesaa's narration leave the same impression, which is very little. Nothing is terribly wrong with either; it's just that the whole affair doesn't really register. Once again Parker follows Orange County Detective Merci Rayborn as she delves into what appears to be a sheriff's murder of his beautiful wife and his attempted suicide. One problem for newcomers to the Rayborn series is that Parker seems to assume readers are up to date on her story, which only confuses the uninitiated. A worse problem is how sluggishly the story moves. Though Vigesaa is a competent reader, there's not enough energy in the plot or characters for her to truly resonate. M.O. © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Merci Rayborn, T. Jefferson Parker's stubborn, principled Orange County detective, is almost alone in believing that deputy Archie Wildcraft didn't kill his beautiful young wife and then turn his service weapon on himself. The evidence against Wildcraft--now hospitalized with a bullet lodged in his head--seems overwhelming. But Merci, who's still unpopular for exposing an old police scandal that caused the death of one cop and the ruination of others (The Blue Hour), is resisting pressure from her boss and a headline-hunting D.A. to arrest Wildcraft and charge him with murder.

Then the deputy, who's lost his memory and maybe his mind as a result of his injury, goes missing from his hospital room, intent on tracking down the real killers and managing to stay a step ahead of Merci. Soon, they both begin to realize that Gwen Wildcraft wasn't killed because she got in the way of an attempted hit on her husband--it was the other way around. Parker, whose skills at characterization are as well honed as his expert pacing and intricate plotting, has penned another standout that will keep readers guessing and gasping until the last dramatic page. --Jane Adams --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0072LWQJ8
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hachette Books; 1st edition (February 28, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 28, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2094 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 420 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 187 ratings

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T. Jefferson Parker is the bestselling author of 23 crime novels, including Edgar Award-winners &quot;Silent Joe&quot; and &quot;California Girl.&quot; Parker's next work is &quot;Swift Vengeance,&quot; in which San Diego PI Roland Ford leads the FBI to a terrorist attack.

Parker was born in L.A. and grew up in Southern California. He studied English at UC Irvine and worked as a newspaper reporter for five years while writing his first book, &quot;Laguna Heat&quot; on evenings and weekends. HBO made &quot;Laguna Heat&quot; into one of its first original television movies in 1987.

Although the &quot;T&quot; is part of his legal name it does not stand for a name. It is a decorative initial put there by his parents, who once told him they thought T. Jefferson Parker would look good on the White House door.

Parker lives in north San Diego County, and enjoys fishing, hiking and just about anything outdoors.

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