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L.A. Outlaws by T. Jefferson Parker

L.A. Outlaws

L.A. Outlaws by T. Jefferson Parker
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Feb 03, 2009 | 448 Pages
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    Feb 03, 2009 | 448 Pages

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L.A. Outlaws is hard, fast, and etched with characters so sharp they’ll leave you bleeding. This is the best T. Jefferson Parker novel yet.” —Robert Crais 

“No one does tough like T. Jefferson Parker, and this time tough equates to one Allison Murrieta, a combination of Robin Hood, Zorro, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Gloria Steinem. An amazing read.”  —Elizabeth George

“The irresistible antihero of this outstanding thriller from bestseller Parker (Laguna Heat) calls herself Allison Murrieta and claims to be a descendant of Joaquin Murrieta, a 19th-century figure who looms large in California folklore (he was either a ruthless robber and killer or an Old West vigilante and Robin Hood). By day, Allison is Suzanne Jones, an eighth-grade history teacher with three sons in Los Angeles; by night, she dons a mask, straps on her derringer and steals from the greedy. Beloved by the media, she never uses the gun; her victims are never sympathetic; and she gives part of her loot to charity. But while stealing diamonds belonging to a master criminal known as the Bull, she witnesses a gangland-style bloodbath at the hands of Lupercio, a ruthless assassin working for the Bull. As she’s leaving the scene of the crime, L.A. sheriff’s deputy Charles Hood stops her, and that’s when the plot gets complicated. The Bull wants his diamonds back. Lupercio knows Murrieta/Jones took them. Hood wants Jones to identify Lupercio. And the public wants to know who Murrieta really is. This tour de force of plotting and characterization may well be Parker’s best book.” —Publishers Weekly

“Ambitious, daring…brilliant.” —The Associated Press

“T. Jefferson Parker has burgled the crumbling palace of Edgar Allan Poe for inspiration.” —The Wall Street Journal

“Parker, the winner of three Edgar awards for crime fiction, again delivers a tale that is not only well-plotted and suspenseful, but subtle, surprising and endearingly perverse.” —Washington Post

“T. Jefferson Parker has carved out a niche for himself as the Hemingway of thriller writers…His writing is a wonder to behold.” —Providence Sunday Journal

“A spectacular close a crime series that obliterated the boundaries of the genre.” BookReporter  

“If you’re interested in the best of today’s crime fiction, [Parker’s] someone you should read.” —The Washington Post

“Parker could well be the best crime writer working out of Southern Caifornia.” —Chicago Tribune

“The Charlie Hood novels are nothing less than addictive.” —Tucson Citizen

“The most groundbreaking crime series in decades.” —St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“This is gripping literary entertainment with a point.” —Los Angeles Times

“Some of the finest writing you’ll ever read.” —Chicago Sun-Times

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