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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (30 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: October 2008 ISBN:
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My life was ordinary until three years ago when I was thrown out of a downtown hotel window. My name is Robbie Brownlaw, and I am a homicide detective for the city of San Diego. I am 29 years old.

I now have synesthesia, a neurological condition where your senses get mixed up. Sometimes when people talk to me, I see their voices as colored shapes provoked by the emotions of the speakers, not by the words themselves. I have what amounts to a primitive lie detector. After three years, I don't pay a whole lot of attention to the colors and shapes of other people's feelings, unless they don't match up with their words.

When Garrett Asplundh's body is found under a San Diego bridge, Robbie Brownlaw and his partner, McKenzie Cortez, are called on to the case. After the tragic death of his child and the dissolution of his marriage, Garrett - regarded as an honest, straight-arrow officer - left the SDPD to become an ethics investigator, looking into the activities of his former colleagues. At first his death, which takes place on the eve of a reconciliation with his ex, looks like suicide, but the clues Brownlaw and Cortez find just don't add up. With pressure mounting from the police and the city's politicians, Brownlaw fights to find the truth, all the while trying to hold on to his own crumbling marriage. Was Garrett's death an execution or a crime of passion, a personal vendetta or the final step in an elaborate cover-up? 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 Dennis Willingham | 2/20/2014

    " Pretty interesting San Diego police story revolving around a city ethics investigator and his evidence of corrut\ption. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marik Berghs | 2/11/2014

    " I wavered between 3 and 4 stars. Strong protagonist with interesting hook (synethesia). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 2/10/2014

    " I was interested to know how the author would use the detective's medical condition in the story, and it made for fascinating reading. I would like to read another novel featuring Detective Robbie Brownlaw. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Flo | 2/3/2014

    " Story takes place in San Diego. A detective falls from a burning building and the sees words in colors and shapes. He can tell when someone is lying. Enjoyable reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tim Warner | 1/30/2014

    " I am very into T. Jefferson Parker. He is subtle, and it takes a while for me to enter into the world he creates. But once I am there, I like to be carried along by his plot, his characterizations, and his writing in total. Although his subject matter isn't soft or easy, it feels nice to settle into his books, so far. He is definitely Very Good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nora Peevy | 1/23/2014

    " Normally, I don't read traditional crime fiction, but I picked up T. Jefferson Parker's The Fallen at my local library book sale and I loved it! The main character, Robbie Brownlaw, is a cop with a unique ability; he's a synesthesist. He sees colored shapes while people are speaking, allowing him to tell if they are lying or not. This is a result of a nasty fall he took while trying to save someone from a burning building. The strain of his recovery and his new gift has worn thin for his longtime girlfriend, Gina, who leaves him. While coping with the loss of the love of his life he sets out to solve the murder of a local cop turned Ethics officer for the city, who many didn't like because of his dedication to justice. It looks like Garret committed suicide, but did he really. Read and find out. This plot has a few twists and turns to keep you interested. It's not fluffy and Parker's main character has a great tone to him. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/19/2014

    " Cool idea to introduce synthesia, wish I had it as I can never tell when someone is lying to me!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Mcnab | 1/14/2014

    " I do like the way this author writes. This book is about a homicide detective in San Diego who has synesthesia as a result of being thrown out of a sixth floor window. This condition makes for interesting reading. The plot, both personal and police related, is absorbing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 10/31/2013

    " A lot of self-realization and not much action. It was okay, but doesn't make me interested in reading more by this author. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kona | 5/5/2013

    " I absolutely hated the main character!!!!!!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ginger | 4/20/2013

    " I listened to this book a while ago, I liked it, the premiss was fun "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Paula | 3/29/2013

    " A good mystery, a few years old. Just an 'escape' read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynde | 3/6/2013

    " Sounded more interesting than it was. Oh, well "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mel | 2/22/2013

    " I liked how Parker used the Synesthesia angle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dave | 11/13/2012

    " It'll pass the time if you need something to read. It is a basic detective novel with some supernatural lie detection to it, but that's about it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 5/3/2012

    " Good description of the corruption and graft of San Diego. The synesthesia gimmick had promise but it wasn't developed satisfactorily. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katie | 1/27/2012

    " T Jefferson Parker is an interesting writer. In between a well plotted mystery/suspense you'll find delicious poignant prose to set the stage or to give insight to the thoughts and feelings of the characters. The characters are fascinating and well defined. You'll dig this author! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elvira Millar | 11/19/2011

    " I thought this book was a good cop book. I especially liked that it took place in San Diego since I just returned from there. I thought it was sad and I really didn't care "who did it". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 6/8/2011

    " Unusual characters that were believable and interesting. Good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/22/2011

    " Unusual characters that were believable and interesting. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 5/10/2011

    " I liked it alot. A very great cop book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. I liked the book. A mystery with a twist at the end but, there were too many sad things that happened. The little girl drowning in the pool, the main character's wife leaving him, etc. I want my books to be happier. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marik | 1/3/2011

    " I wavered between 3 and 4 stars. Strong protagonist with interesting hook (synethesia). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bobby | 12/10/2010

    " One of my top 5 writers. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jim | 10/6/2010

    " Good description of the corruption and graft of San Diego. The synesthesia gimmick had promise but it wasn't developed satisfactorily. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hrn1947 | 9/11/2010

    " This guy can write. He knows Calif. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 8/25/2010

    " I do like the way this author writes. This book is about a homicide detective in San Diego who has synesthesia as a result of being thrown out of a sixth floor window. This condition makes for interesting reading. The plot, both personal and police related, is absorbing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elvira | 3/13/2010

    " I thought this book was a good cop book. I especially liked that it took place in San Diego since I just returned from there. I thought it was sad and I really didn't care "who did it". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 2/7/2010

    " Enjoyed his writing -- easy read, something to fill in between heavy books and entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ray | 10/21/2009

    " Crime story covering a murder of an ethics investigator in San Diego. The murderer isn't identified early in the book, which keeps the book interesting as you consider which of many possible suspects may be the guilty party. "

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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.