By T. Jefferson Parker
(William Morrow, Hardcover, 9780060854232, 384pp.)
Publication Date: February 27, 2007
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Matt Stromsoe has come a long way since his wife and son were killed in an explosion meant for him. Wounded severely in both body and spirit, Stromsoe gave up the last thing that held any meaning for himhis job on the police forceand proceeded to hit rock bottom, hard.
That was a lifetime ago, and finally the spiral of personal destruction and despair seems to have come to an end. The man responsible for the murdersStromsoe's best friend from childhood and his wife's old loveris behind bars and Stromsoe has put the past behind him, rescued from the abyss by a former colleague who offers him a job at his private security firm. Stromsoe's first assignment is to protect local television personality Frankie Hatfield from a stalker. But the further Stromsoe is drawn into this case, the more he finds that the net of intrigue is wide and ultimately leads back to the man who killed his family. As events conspire against him, Stromsoe learns that prison is no safeguard against revenge.
T. Jefferson Parker has been hailed as belonging "in the first rank of American crime novelists" (Washington Post Book World) and praised for "some of the finest writing you'll ever read" (Chicago Sun-Times). Superbly crafted, emotionally complex, and filled with heart-stopping action, Storm Runners proves why the novels of T. Jefferson Parker are impossible to resist.
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.
“Taut well-oiled thriller.”
-Los Angeles Times
“The action is nonstop as the plot zooms…The characters (are) memorable, the story unpredictable and the conclusion chilling.”
“Any reader will have a hard time putting this one down.”
“Tasty tension...a psychologically sharp crime thriller.”
“Superbly wrought...Intensely readable.”
-Kirkus Reviews (starred)
“Intriguing...absorbing...STORM RUNNERS’ plot is complemented by the equally memorable characters.”
-South Florida Sun Sentinel
“Parker’s latest success is an absorbing thriller that continues to nudge him nearer to the top of the genre.”
-Library Journal (Starred)
“Parker ranks as one of the top contemporary suspense writers.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Fast-paced and very difficult to put down.”
-Curled Up with a Good Book
“Pure unadulterated excellence...Parker ups the ante and sets his own new standard with STORM RUNNERS, an unforgettable work.”