Silent Joe is a most unique character that you just beg to see more of. Another great story and many layered "who done it and why novel" by T. Jefferson Parker. I've yet to read a book by Parker that I wouldn't highly recommend. He has a flair for the unusual and a superb talent at character building. A must read!
Silent Joe is an excellent sun-burnt LA noir thriller. Joe is a 24-year-old cop who's dad is killed during a kidnapping transaction. Joe investigates who killed his father and why.
This is the one that received the Edgar Award.
I really enjoyed this book, first one i have
read from this author,will be looking for more.
Great character development and good story for fans of the hard-boiled detective.
Excellent read. The flavor of Orange County California.
Fantastic Read. I didn't want to put it down and was bummed when it came to an end. I don't know if Mr. Parker wrote any other novels about Joe Trona. What a great character. I am a fan of this writer and have read many of his tales. They never disappoint.
Intricate plot .... son searches for adoptive father's killers...
not as good as "the fallen" but a very interesting back story of the "acid baby" many of us remember from the news. his dad threw acid in his face during a fight with his mom. it's also very fun for me to read this author because every street and town and locale he describes is SO familiar to me. i've never had that happen in a book before. I live right in the middle of this story. it's a good beach or plane read. nothing serious. light reading
With the horrible remnants of a childhood tragedy forever visible across his otherwise handsome face, Joe Trona is scarred in more ways than one. Rescued from an orphanage by Will Trona, a charismatic politician who sensed his dark potential, Joe is swept into the maelstrom of influence and intimidation that surrounds his adoptive father's illustrious career. When Will is murdered, Joe will stop at nothing to find out who did it.
With the horrible remnants of a childhood tragedy forever visible across his otherwise handsome face, Joe Trona is scarred in more ways than one. Rescued from an orphanage by Will Trona, Joe is swept into the maelstrom of influence and intimidation that surrounds his adoptime father's illustrious political careeer. When Will is murdered, Joe will stop at nothing to find out who did it.