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WHERE SERPENTS LIE - Rare Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Signed by T. Jefferson Parker, Robert Crais, And Michael Connelly - ONLY MULTI-SIGNED COPY ONLINE

Parker, T. Jefferson (Author); Crais, Robert & Connelly, Michael (Signatories)

Published by New York City, NY: Hyperion Books, 1998
ISBN 10: 0786862874 / ISBN 13: 9780786862870
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Title: WHERE SERPENTS LIE - Rare Fine Copy of The ...

Publisher: New York City, NY: Hyperion Books, 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition.

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1st Printing. Signed. 432 pages. Published in 1998. The author's sixth novel. One of T. Jefferson Parker's finest achievements. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents T. Jefferson Parker's "Where Serpents Lie". Possibly his masterpiece. "What T. Jefferson Parker does so well is to bind his characters tightly to the territory in which they live and die, the mostly scorched and urbanized but occasionally still-pristine turf of Southern California's Orange County. When he's not running the Crimes Against Youth unit at the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Terry Naughton sits in a cave in Laguna Canyon, drinking tequila, smoking cigars, and trying to understand the twisted mind of a particularly vicious child molester called The Horridus. The serpents of the title are real, as is the terror Parker manages to evoke with the intense power of his writing" (Library Journal). "I knew that there was no way that Lauren would ever have her childhood replaced with a better one. Lauren had the resigned eyes and the aura of passive invincibility found in nearly all children who have escaped to the last place they can go, to the private, silent cave of their own selves" (T. Jefferson Parker on a six-year-old character who is sold off to a prostitution ring by her own parents). An absolute "must-have" title for T. Jefferson Parker collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed and dated in black pen on the title page by the author: "T. Jefferson Parker 8/29/00". It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. Uniquely, it also has rare handwritten blurbs on the back page (like blurbs on the back of the DJ) by two fellow writer/admirers: " 'Riveting' - Robert Crais" (in blue ink-pen) and " 'Gut-wrenching' - Michael Connelly" (in black ink-pen). This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed and "blurbed"/co-signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare multi-signed copy thus. One of the most brilliant American mystery writer of our time. A fine copy. ISBN 0786862874. Bookseller Inventory # 10724

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Synopsis: In his newest novel, the bestselling author of "The Triggerman's Dance" masterfully reinvents the classic loner cop: a man with a dark and violent past whose redemption can come only through saving others. Terry Naughton, head of Orange County's new Crimes Against Youth Division, has his work cut out for him when he faces The Horridus--a madman who kidnaps children, then releases them unharmed but dressed in period clothing with a piece of snakeskin as a memento 12-city author tour. TV ads (Psychological Suspense) .

Review: What novelist T. Jefferson Parker does so well in Where Serpents Lie (and in such previous high-octane outings as Laguna Heat and Pacific Beat) is to bind his characters tightly to the territory in which they live and die--the mostly scorched and urbanized but occasionally still pristine turf of Southern California's Orange County. When he's not running the Crimes Against Youth unit at the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Terry Naughton sits in a cave in Laguna Canyon, drinking tequila, smoking cigars, and trying to understand the twisted mind of a particularly vicious child molester called The Horridus. The serpents of the title are real, as is the terror Parker manages to evoke with the intense power of his writing. "I knew that there was no way that Lauren would ever have her childhood replaced with a better one," Naughton says about a 9- year-old girl sold for sex by her parents. "Lauren had the resigned eyes and the aura of passive invincibility found in nearly all children who have escaped to the last place they can go--to the private, silent cave of their own selves."

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