Cold Pursuit Author:T. Jefferson Parker From the Edgar Award-winning author of Silent Joe, a new hard-hitting thriller of murder, vengeance, and secret passions that will keep readers spellbound. — Homicide cop Tom McMichael is on the rotation when an 84-year-old city patriarch named Pete Braga is found bludgeoned to death. Not good news, especially since the Irish McMichaels and the P... more »ortuguese Bragas share a violent family history dating back three generations. Years ago Braga shot McMichael's grandfather in a dispute over a paycheck; soon thereafter Braga's son was severely beaten behind a waterfront bar -- legend has it that it was an act of revenge by McMichael's father.
McMichael must put aside the old family blood feud, and find the truth about Pete Braga's death. Braga's beautiful nurse is a suspect -- she says she stepped out for some firewood, but key evidence suggests otherwise. The investigation soon expands to include Braga's business, his family, the Catholic diocese, a multi-million dollar Indian casino, a prostitute, a cop, and, of course, the McMichael family. Cold Pursuit is the novel that T. Jefferson Parker fans have been waiting for.
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This was my least favorite of T. Jefferson Parker's novels but this author is so good that even his less stellar efforts still rock! He has a real ability to draw you in emotionally as well as keep you involved in the story. Check out Serpents Kiss, Blue Hour and Silent Joe.
I couldn't stick with this after 100 pages--too much descriptions you don't need and not enough storyline to capture your attention on each page--found the 100 pages I read to be boring and uninteresting to waste anymore time with it.
Detective Tom McMichael has every reason to pass n the investigation of slain city patriarch Pete Braga. It was he who killed Tom's grandfather in a dispute over money. But there are others who hated the old man as well. McMichael is a good cop determined to perform his duty to the best fof his abilities. Great book
From the San Diego Union-Tribune: "The crime novels of T. Jefferson Parker have been called the thinking man's best sellers. It's a fitting description. For readers who demand intricate plots, believable characters, and beautiful prose, Parker is a sure bet, and his new novel, "Cold Pursuit", delivers on all fronts."