T. Jefferson Parker
William Morrow, 2007 (2007)
Reviewed by Mary Ann Smyth
nother T. Jefferson Parker thriller is just the right answer for a dreary day. You'll be so caught up in the action you won't notice the gray skies.
is Parker's fourteenth novel of action and suspense.
att Stromsoe is recovering from an explosion that killed his wife and young son and severely wounded him. He is approached by a TV weather forecaster to protect her from a stalker. She, apart from her TV work, is the great-great granddaughter of Charles Hatfield, a man who claimed to be a rainmaker. Frankie Leigh has discovered his secret laboratory and is trying to continue his work to bring water to drought stricken lands.
here is an element that doesn't want Frankie to succeed. That's as much of the plot as I will reveal. To know more, you'll have to read it yourself.
tromsoe is a pathetic creature as we first meet him. We are a part of his rebirth as he accepts Frankie's pleas for help. He is a character who just won't stay down. When he's hit, he pops up again like those blow-up clowns. Frankie has guts too - but maybe not too much sense where the threats to her life are concerned.
ction flourishes on almost every page. The descriptions of life in a high security prison would certainly deter anyone from committing a crime. Corruption runs rampant. The tightly crafted plot keeps pages turning long into the night. Thrilling moments erupt with heart stopping action. Like any other good book,
leaves the reader wanting more.
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