Stock Image

The Border Lords (Charlie Hood Novels)

Parker, T. Jefferson

Published by Dutton, 2011
ISBN 10: 0525952004 / ISBN 13: 9780525952008
Used / Hardcover / Quantity Available: 1
From Southron Books, LLC (Lexington, SC, U.S.A.)
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book
Add to basket
Price: US$ 35.00
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

30 Day Returns Policy

Save for Later

About the Book

Bibliographic Details


Title: The Border Lords (Charlie Hood Novels)

Publisher: Dutton

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition.

Description:

Signed by Author 0525952004 This hardcover book is Fine, being square and tight. The boards and spine have no wear with pristine lettering. The pages and endpages are clean, with no markings or folds. The dustjacket is As New. Original Price is intact. Not ex-lib. No remainder mark. This copy is signed by the Author on the title page without inscription and dated 1/22/11 in his hand (during the month and year of publication). Bookseller Inventory # 006644

About this title:

Book ratings provided by GoodReads:
3.49 avg rating
(709 ratings)

Synopsis: Three-time Edgar Award-winner T. Jefferson Parker, contemporary crime fiction's most critically acclaimed writer, delivers his dark masterpiece.

Year after year, T. Jefferson Parker delivers powerful novels of depth and intelligence that make it clear that Dutton is not just publishing one of the best crime writers of his generation, but perhaps one of the greatest crime writers ever. The novels in the Charlie Hood cycle are the most accomplished in Parker's long career, and The Border Lords is the pinnacle of what has become the most groundbreaking crime series in decades.

In this riveting new novel, Parker demonstrates once again why The Washington Post said he writes "the best of today's crime fiction," and why he has won the Edgar Award three times.

ATF agent Sean Ozburn is deep undercover supporting the sicarios of the Baja Cartel when he suddenly goes completely dark, his only communications being the haunting digital videos he sends to his desperately worried wife, Seliah. Charlie Hood must determine if Oz is simply chasing demons deeper undercover than anyone has ever gone, or whether his friend has suffered a permanent break with his mission and his moral compass.

A crime novel of unprecedented scope and unrivaled storytelling ambition by one of our most treasured talents, The Border Lords revisits the fevered landscape of America's southern border- and confronts the unexplored depths of humanity's dark soul.

Watch a Video

Review: Robert Crais and T. Jefferson Parker: Author One-on-One

In this Amazon exclusive, we brought together blockbuster authors Robert Crais and T. Jefferson Parker and asked them to interview each other.

Robert Crais is the author of the best-selling Joe Pike and Elvis Cole novels and the 2006 recipient of the Ross Macdonald Literary Award. Crais lives in the Santa Monica mountains with his wife, three cats, and many thousands of books.

Read on to see Robert Crais's questions for T. Jefferson Parker, or turn the tables to see what Parker asked Crais.

Crais: Though you've revisited characters earlier in your career, you've mostly written standalone novels. But now with The Border Lords, this is, what, your fourth Charlie Hood novel in a row? This is great news because I love to read about Charlie, but I'm curious why you love to write him. What is it about Charlie Hood that brings you back to him again and again?

Parker: Glad you like him, Bob. Yeah, it?s Charlie?s fourth book and I?m going to do two more. I like Charlie because he?s a good reliable witness to events, and he always tries to do the right thing, and thus far in the series, he?s constantly over-matched. Which is different than being hapless. I love an underdog. You?d think the fact that Charlie is not only a Los Angeles Sheriff?s deputy and a member of a federal ATF task force would make him very much the overdog. But he's not. Charlie?s world in The Border Lords is Mexico, where the law is weak and wickedness prevails. He?s the little guy. But he?s smart, principled and brave, too.

Crais: We've been at this game a long time. Between us, that's a lot of crime novels, bro. You ever consider writing something completely different? I know you're an avid fisherman. Ever fantasize about writing the Jeff Parker version of The Old Man and the Sea?

Parker: I do think about writing something other than crime novels, then my nasty little imagination kicks in and I?m off on another crime! I got to write a ?fishing mystery? that was published earlier this year, so that was a nice compromise. But even that turned criminal. I remember a birthday party I went to when I was seven years old. They had a whole bunch of costumes you could choose from ? you could be a cowboy or an Indian or a Martian or whatever. Just dress up and wreak havoc with the other little savages. So what did little Jeffy pick? I picked a devil costume. Man, what does that say?

Crais: Pbooks or Ebooks? Do you care?

Parker: I hate e-books and electronic reading gadgets and wish they?d all go away. But of course they won?t. I also think books are going to be around a lot longer than some people think/want. They?ll be secretly trafficked by unrepentant book lovers, a full-on black market. Want the new Bob Crais in hardcover? A thousand bucks, man. Sold!

Crais: You and I have both had a film adapted from our novels, me with Hostage, and you with Laguna Heat. I tend to avoid Hollywood's overtures, but a lot of our writer friends like Mike Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and Harlan Coben have allowed their work to be developed with pretty good results. What's your take on Hollywood? Any chance we'll see Charlie Hood at the movies?

Parker: Charlie?s under an option right now with Lionsgate, on behalf of Carl Franklin, whose work I love. My whole experience with Laguna Heat was positive, and I?d like to see another TJP movie. But I feel protective of Charlie Hood, also. I wouldn?t let him go to just anybody. In fact I?ve demanded to star as Charlie if the movie gets made, which my agent says is a possible deal-killer. No, seriously, I?d love to see a good movie.

Crais: Tell the truth, Jeff--what's your favorite snack food when you're writing?

Parker: Used to be cigarettes! But now it?s anything containing peanut butter. Those little orange Keebler crackers with the peanut-butter between ?em? Oh, man. Start me up. On to the next chapter!

(Photo of Robert Crais © exleyfotoinc)
(Photo of T. Jefferson Parker © Rebecca Lawson)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bookseller & Payment Information

Payment Methods

This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:

  • American Express
  • Bank Draft
  • Bank/Wire Transfer
  • Cash
  • Check
  • MasterCard
  • Money Order
  • PayPal
  • Visa

[Search this Seller's Books]

[List this Seller's Books]

[Ask Bookseller a Question]

Bookseller: Southron Books, LLC
Address: Lexington, SC, U.S.A.

AbeBooks Bookseller Since: December 7, 2011
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating

Terms of Sale:

A. David Ruple. Southron Books, LLC. 602 East Main Street Suite D Lexington SC 29072. adruple@sc.rr.com. (803) 520-8098.



Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.


Store Description: We focus primarily on First Editions, Modern Fiction, Southern Fiction, South Caroliniana, and South Carolina authors.