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5.0 out of 5 stars Triumphant end to the Charlie Hood series
Rightly described as the Hemingway of Crime, T Jefferson Parker continues to write up a storm. Characters, main and peripheral, are all real and well rounded. Plots are natural and event driven. The wicked villain could hardly be more villainous. The end; well, the end has to be read and digested. A more balanced torment for both Hood and Finnegan could not be imagined...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Guns, drugs, devils and angels - major genre sliding - 3-
I like author TJP and the Charlie Hand series--til this one. But honestly, "The Famous and the Dead" takes a bigger leap into fantasy than I could swallow. I suppose that Parker was already too far down the devils and angels road to turn back in this finale for multiple story lines started in previous books, but actually the action crime element of the book would have...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Guns, drugs, devils and angels - major genre sliding - 3-, 9 Jun. 2013
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I like author TJP and the Charlie Hand series--til this one. But honestly, "The Famous and the Dead" takes a bigger leap into fantasy than I could swallow. I suppose that Parker was already too far down the devils and angels road to turn back in this finale for multiple story lines started in previous books, but actually the action crime element of the book would have held together fine without the fantasy (my opinion). Despite the distractions, there are some good characters here, including protagonist Charlie Hood and gun and drug smuggling elements are well done.

Author Parker has some fine stories to tell, and doesn't need the sci/fi approach to bring them home.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Triumphant end to the Charlie Hood series, 26 Sept. 2013
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Rightly described as the Hemingway of Crime, T Jefferson Parker continues to write up a storm. Characters, main and peripheral, are all real and well rounded. Plots are natural and event driven. The wicked villain could hardly be more villainous. The end; well, the end has to be read and digested. A more balanced torment for both Hood and Finnegan could not be imagined. The Famous and the Dead stands sufficiently alone to be read out of sequence or completely on its own. As an introduction to the long list of T Jefferson Parker's crime novels it more than pays the price of the ticket. Let's have more of this fine author from Southern California. The Jaguar Closed for Winter The Woman Who Walked into the Sea (The Sea Detective) The Sea Detective
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 23 Feb. 2015
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disappointed in supernatural aspect of story. made it seem too far fetched.
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