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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (474 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: T. Jefferson Parker Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2009 ISBN:
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This time around, Hood is running the California-Mexico border with the ATF, searching for the iron river - the massive and illegal flow of handguns and automatic weapons that fuels the bloody cartel wars south of the border. Gunrunners by nature aren't exactly ethical, but the lengths they'll go to, and the innocent lives they'll risk, are shocking even to Hood. Most shocking of all is the close personal connection Hood finds wrapped up in events south of the border - a connection that shakes him to his core. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanette | 2/15/2014

    " Let me say first that I'm a fan of T. Jefferson Parker and like all his books, some more than others. "Iron River" is in the "others" category. This is another Charlie Hood novel, and Charlie and his Blowdown team are working overtime to stem the flow and sale of guns between Mexico and the U.S. There are so many bad guys you need a score card to keep up, especially when some of them use different names, depending on with whom they're dealing. There is extreme violence, a high body count, plots, and subplots. You really need to take notes. Strangest among the cast of characters is Mike Finnegan, a man so badly injured after being hit by a truck that he shouldn't even be alive, much less able to crawl a mile for help, and then recover in the hospital with lightning speed. Add in the fact that he knows things that are happening while confined to a hospital bed, can seem to read people's thoughts, and might possibly be from another planet. I'd like to say that everything wrapped up neatly at the end, but it didn't. There's so much left to settle that a sequel must be in the works. Parker seemed to change his writing style, using a technique that suggested he was channeling his inner Hemingway. For example: Instead of saying, "she was cold, wet, hungry, tired, and angry", he would write, "she was cold and wet and hungry and tired and angry. (My example - not in the book). He gave up on commas in favor of "and", using about a thousand it seemed. I found it annoying. Only diehard fans will like this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 2/2/2014

    " As usual T. Jefferson Parker did not disappoint! This is the third book in his Charlie Hood series and I can hardly wait for another one. In the meantime I am reading all the rest of his books. He is definitely my favorite author. I highly recommend him to anyone and everyone. I have turned a lot of my customers at the library onto him and they are very happy with the recommendation. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancie | 1/31/2014

    " Charlie is working with the ATF and the devil - literally, as it turns out -- is in the details of his assignment. We meet Mike Finnegan, one of the most interesting characters ever to be introduced in mystery fiction. Is he just nuts, or really demonic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Harry | 1/27/2014

    " A very fun read. In this one, the good guys are outsmarted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 1/17/2014

    " T. Jefferson Parker is one fine writer...Deputy Charlie Hood is back working with the ATF. On a dusty highway just north of the US/Mexico border, a man named Mike Finnegan is struck by a fast moving vehicle and flung into the dessert. That's why I read Parker... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karye | 1/17/2014

    " Excellent! Good mystery, current issues. I enjoy this series and hope the author will continue to write more. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheri | 1/14/2014

    " T. Jefferson Parker is a wonderful writer. His characters come off as real, complete people and his plotting moves along at a decent pace. He writes interesting books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anthony | 1/1/2014

    " I enjoy the Chrlie Hood series, but as with almost all detective/police series they often become predictable. I sincerely hope that Mr. Parker will try somethig new in the near future. California Girl is still my favorite book he has written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bobbye | 12/24/2013

    " Even if this is fiction it provides an incite into the reality of gun running in the US. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Megan | 11/29/2013

    " Very boring, could not finish. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 11/28/2013

    " Not too bad but not his best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hrn1947 | 11/10/2013

    " great charactures. hood is ok, but mike needs to be back again. Who or what is he really? i had to reread the part about the king and the prince to make sure i had it right. looking foward to the next installment. Bradley will be caught soon. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Al | 10/25/2013

    " Realistic? He must know more than I know. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kay | 6/16/2013

    " This book was difficult for me to get into. I found it easy to put down and watch tv. After getting past the first half, I became more involved in the plot and could say I 'sort of' enjoyed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jack | 11/4/2012

    " I thought this was a good book until he ended it without resolving any of the story lines. I hated the ending "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nathan Henrion | 6/23/2012

    " couldn't finish it (didn't want too). Check out Charles Bowden or Phillip Caputo for better border fiction. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeremy | 7/19/2011

    " Good premise for a book but too much of nothing happening. The book has no conclusion, it just ends "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon Jager | 9/21/2010

    " Hard to put down -- scary though. Not too much in-your-face violence (we don't SEE much of it ) but lots of allusions (we see the results). Frightening from the standpoint that it might be true -- probably a lot of it is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shawn | 1/20/2010

    " T. Jefferson Parker is good. Read this book, and you will believe it. "

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About the Author
Author T. Jefferson Parker

T. Jefferson Parker is the bestselling author of over twenty novels and a three-time winner of the Edgar Award. His many other novels include Cold Pursuit, The Fallen, and Storm Runners. Formerly a journalist, Parker lives with his family in Southern California.

About the Narrator

David Colacci is an actor and director who has directed and performed in prominent theaters nationwide. His credits include roles from Shakespeare to Albee, as well as extensive work on new plays. As a narrator, he has recorded more than one hundred audiobooks, earned eight AudioFile Earphones Awards, and been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His narration of The Suspect was named one of AudioFile’s Best Audiobooks of 2007.