The Famous and the Dead

The Famous and the Dead

T. Jefferson Parker

Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101624180
  • 384 Pages
  • Dutton
  • Adult


From three-time Edgar® Award winner T. Jefferson Parker comes the explosive finale in his Charlie Hood series, which will bring together the destinies of three men caught between light and darkness….

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy Charlie Hood is attached to the ATF, working undercover on the illegal arms trade that flows across the U.S.-Mexico border. The sparkle of the diamond fillings he wears in his left canine distracts his task force targets and is often the first step toward a long stay behind bars.

Meanwhile, Bradley Jones—sheriff’s deputy, employee of the Baja Cartel, and son of the love of Charlie’s life—is expecting a son of his own. Bradley, supposedly descended from the famed Mexican outlaw Joaquin Murrieta, has reaped the rewards of his treachery, keeping a hoard of cash and jewelry in a secret lair on his property.

Charlie knows Bradley’s secrets, all of them; the question is what he’ll do with the information. But he still has to contend with the devilish Mike Finnegan, who flits in and out of the lives of his friends, knows things he should not know, is seemingly immortal, and delights in the havoc he wreaks in the orbits of everyone he touches….

All three are about to meet. But all will not survive….


“Charlie Hood will be sorely missed. That is, until we see what other surprises Parker has planned for us.” – BookGasm 
“a spectacular close a crime series that obliterated the boundaries of the genre.” – BookReporter  
Praise for T. Jefferson Parker:

“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

“No writer can match Parker when it comes to characters and mood.  [Parker] is a brilliant craftsman and storyteller.”–The Providence Sunday Journal