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The Fallen (Large Print / Paperback)
When Garrett Asplundh's body is found under a San Diego bridge, Robbie Brownlaw is called on to the case. After the tragic death of his child and the dissolution of his marriage, Garrett—regarded as an honest, straight-arrow officer—left the SDPD to become an ethics investigator, looking into the activities of his former colleagues. At first Asplundh's death, which takes place on the eve of a reconciliation with his ex, looks like suicide, but the clues Brownlaw finds just don't add up. Amid rampant corruption and tightening city purse strings, and with pressure mounting from the police and the city's politicians, Brownlaw fights to find the truth, all the while trying to hold on to his own crumbling marriage.
A carefully woven novel of suspense, The Fallen brings to life a superb cast of characters against the all-too-real backdrop of a city fighting for its survival.
About the Author
T. Jefferson Parker is the bestselling author of seventeen novels, including the Edgar® Award winners California Girl and Silent Joe. Alongside Dick Francis and James Lee Burke, he is one of only three writers who has won the Edgar® Award for Best Novel more than once. Parker lives with his family in Southern California.
“Lively well-paced writing.…A cut above the average mystery fare.” — Pittsburgh Tribune
“(Parker) writes with intelligence, style and sensitivity, and he belongs…in the first rank of American crime novelists.” — Washington Post
“T. Jefferson Parker could well be the best crime writer working out of Southern California.” — Chicago Tribune
“Parker’s best to date.…Very highly recommended.” — Bookreporter.com
“An entirely engrossing and unforgettable tale.” — Rocky Mountain News
“A wonderful story with compassionate characters, plenty of action, thoughtful deduction and a shocking rationale for murder.” — Sunday Denver Post
“Delivers on all levels, as a mystery and a study of the depths of cruelty to which people can sink.” — Orlando Sentinel
“A good story well told by a gifted writer at the top of his game.” — San Diego Union-Tribune
“Smart and thrilling...Parker has imagination to burn...Crisp and elegant sentences keep the pages turning.” — Toronto Star
“Deftly plotted, gracefully written .” — Kirkus Reviews