The Resource Storm runners, T. Jefferson Parker

Storm runners, T. Jefferson Parker

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Storm runners
Title
Storm runners
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T. Jefferson Parker
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eng
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Review
  • Bestseller Parker's 14th California crime novel opens with an unforgettable sentence: "Stromsoe was in high school when he met the boy who would someday murder his wife and son." The wife and son are both killed by a bomb meant for Matt Stromsoe, an Orange County detective on the trail of his former classmate, Mike Tavarez, now a leader of La Eme, the Mexican mafia. Tavarez goes to prison for life for the bombing, while the seriously injured Stromsoe, after a long recovery, takes a job guarding Frankie Leigh, a popular TV weather reporter in San Diego. Leigh has a stalker, who turns out to be employed by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power; the DWP wants Leigh—and her research on rainmaking—out of the picture. Parker (The Fallen ) creates his usual interesting, multifaceted characters, though the plotting, which reconnects Tavarez with Stromsoe, is clunky. Still, the insights into La Eme and the science of rainmaking as well as the inevitable confrontation between the two principals show why Parker ranks as one of the top contemporary suspense writers. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed December 18, 2006) (Publishers Weekly, vol 253, issue 50, p39)
  • /* Starred Review */ In Southern California, as San Diego weather lady Frankie Hatfield puts it, "Rain is life!" Rain is also raw power in the land of avocadoes and sod farms. When Hatfield stumbles upon a family secret that allows her to control the rain, that discovery brings her unfathomable power with potentially deadly consequences. P.I. Matt Stromsoe is battling with his own demons—his wife and child have been murdered, and he's seeking redemption—and he willingly accepts an assignment to protect Hatfield. The case takes him from fragrant orange groves in the San Diego hills to the cold cement of Pelican Bay State Prison. Parker's trademark is the ability to create real characters—tangible, flawed, and heroic—and Stromsoe follows the tradition. Parker's latest success (following The Fallen ) is an absorbing thriller that continues to nudge him nearer to the top of the genre. Recommended for all fiction collections. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 11/15/06.]—Ken Bolton, Cornell Univ. Lib., Ithaca, NY --Ken Bolton (Reviewed January 15, 2007) (Library Journal, vol 132, issue 1, p97)
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153337
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Parker, T. Jefferson
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
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novels
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  • Ex-police officers
  • Bodyguards
  • California, Southern
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Storm runners, T. Jefferson Parker
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Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780060854232
Lccn
2006046599
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unmediated
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Storm runners, T. Jefferson Parker
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
370 pages
Isbn
9780060854232
Lccn
2006046599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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