The Jaguar

The Jaguar

A Charlie Hood Novel

Book - 2012
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New York Times bestseller T. Jefferson Parker, crime fiction's most critically acclaimed and award-winning writer continues "the most ground-breaking crime series in decades." ( St. Louis Post- Dispatch ) with another gripping tale of the Mexican border.

Erin McKenna, a beautiful songwriter married to a crooked Los Angeles County sheriff 's deputy, is kidnapped by Benjamin Armenta, the ruthless leader of the powerful Gulf Cartel. But his demands turn out to be as unusual as the crumbling castle in which Erin is kept. She is ordered to compose a unique narcocoriddo, a modern-day folk ballad of the kind that have recorded the exploits of the drug dealers, gunrunners, and outlaws who have highlighted Mexican history for generations. Under threat of death, Armenta orders Erin to tell his life story-in music-and write "the greatest narcocorrido of all time." Allowed to wander the dark hallways of the castle retreat with only a guitar and a mysterious old priest to keep her company, Erin must produce the most beautiful song that these men have ever heard.

As the mesmerizing music and lyrics of Erin's song cascade from the jungle hideout, they serve as a siren song to the two men who love Erin: her outlaw husband, Bradley Smith, and the lawman Charlie Hood- two men who together have the power to rescue her. Here, amid the ancient beauty and haunted landscape of the Yucatecan lowlands, the long-simmering rivalry between these men will be brought closer to its explosive finale.

T. Jefferson Parker, who is widely hailed as his generation's most accomplished and talented crime novelist, delivers a crime thriller that dramatically redefines the landscape of the cartel wars as an epic clash of good and evil.

Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2012
ISBN: 9780525952572
Branch Call Number: M PAR
Characteristics: 358 p. ;,24 cm

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shanauer
Jun 19, 2012

T. Jefferson Parker is one of the best and I love this series. Highly recommended.

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m_ajohnson
Feb 13, 2012

the best of the Charlie Hood series, mainly because Charlie isn't the main character, but am not fond of this series at all. his past books/characters are so much more interesting. Silent Joe is unforgettable.

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Mommies2
Feb 03, 2012

First time reading this author. Well written and good plot. Will read his other books

mikeyppl Jan 13, 2012

Another great book in the series. Parker is my favorite author. I feel he is even better than Lee Child.

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