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Iron River (Charlie Hood Novel Book 3) Kindle Edition
About the Author
T. Jefferson Parker is the author of numerous novels and short stories, 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.--This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B002W83DNY
- Publisher : G.P. Putnam's Sons (November 9, 2009)
- Publication date : November 9, 2009
- Language : English
- File size : 1112 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 386 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #610,914 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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BUTtttt. I also had a very difficult getting into this book. I have the book on tape and maybe that is the problem. But none the less. It was so hard to follow. Too many people to keep track of. The story was pretty convoluted. I restarted the at least three times and I could not follow it any of the times I restarted it. I am sorry for the poor review. I really am. I will read more from this writer and give him the benefit of the doubt.......
Beth Petty is the doctor treating Mike Finnegan who becomes Mike's love interest in this book and blocks any chance of anything developing between Hood and Owens. We are also introduced to a Mexican police officer, Luna, who is built like a bull and has a strong ethical foundation tied to his country. He leads a team of agents into Mexico, under a cover of silence, and frees Holdstock. On the second try to free Jimmy he is tempted by the Zeta's of Mexico but he is too ethical to turn so he is killed. Another character has been introduced, Ron Pace, an American of questionable morals and little ethical sense. He is a gun designer and manufacturer interested only in his product, selling to any buyer and not interested in the uses to which his guns may be turned. He is the opposite of Bradley Jones and may be his replacement in later books, surprisingly I have little interest in finding out his future in any of the Hood books. There are several other minor characters, some of whom must have appeared in earlier Hood novels but are of little importance to the plot in this book.
Ron Pace is introduced as a first person narrator, the next time we meet him, in the company of Bradley Jones it is third person, and I thought Parker had goofed in his writing. But from then on, when he is central, Pace again uses first person. It was very disturbing and I still can not figure out why Parker would pull such tricks. It helped lower the rating.
It seems to be trendy to end novels/movies with more questions than answers, but it struck me as a cop-out with this one. If there were an additional 100 pages with a satisfying ending I could see giving it 5 stars. 3.5 stars. Definitely worth reading.