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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (228 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: T. Jefferson Parker Narrator: David Colacci Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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Erin McKenna, a beautiful songwriter married to a crooked Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy, is kidnapped by Benjamin Armenta, the ruthless leader of the powerful Gulf Cartel. But his demands are as unusual as the crumbling castle in which Erin is kept. She is ordered to compose a unique narcocorrido, a folk ballad that records the exploits of the drug dealers, gunrunners, and outlaws who have populated Mexican history for generations. Under the threat of death, Armenta orders Erin to tell his life story - in music - and write the greatest narcocorrido of all time.

As the mesmerizing music and lyrics of Erin's song cascade from the jungle hideout, they serve as a siren song to the two men who love her: her outlaw husband, Bradley Jones, and the lawman, Charlie Hood - who together have the power to rescue her. Here, amid the ancient beauty of the Yucatecan lowlands, the long-simmering rivalry between these two men will be brought closer to its explosive finale.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ken | 2/11/2014

    " Charlie volunteers to messenger the ransom for fellow LA Sheriff's Dept. officer's wife/musician - Erin McKenna; drug lords and their armies, Mexican Army and Hurricane Ivana all put barriers between Charlie and fellow officer/criminal Bradley Jones and their teams as they race to save Erin "

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

    " Took a long time to finish but now I want to go back and read the other Charlie Hood books in the series, in order. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Audrey | 1/20/2014

    " Exciting! Liked it "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hopeton Hay | 1/20/2014

    " Fourth book in series, delves deep into the life of a drug lord that works to build his legend while two deputy sheriffs, one corrupt, and one honest, try to resuce a singer kidnapped by the drug lord. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bob108819 | 1/14/2014

    " Please stop writing about Charlie Hood and get back to what you do best. Your novels are outstanding; this series is monotonous. This book was actually better than the last 2 but still a disappointment overall. Come on T. Jeff, you're better than this! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Charlie | 12/26/2013

    " I liked this book. It was very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/26/2013

    " Review submitted to Suspense magazine "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Squeaky | 12/23/2013

    " Charlie and Bradley travel their seperate ways to rescue Erin in Mexico, who is held by a music-loving drug lord. Also, to teach Bradley a lesson... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eric Yonda | 12/14/2013

    " This book was good right up till the end. The details and storytelling were pretty good throughout, but the ending of the book was completely unsatisfying, predictable, and blase. Otherwise, the story was interesting and fairly engaging. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 12/6/2013

    " Just could not get into this one, was bored w/ the captive part and am tired of Finnegan, Mike needs to go. There are plenty of evil guys out there no need to keep a nut case who believes he is the devil. Let's get rid of him and move on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Doneen | 11/29/2013

    " I'm not as big fan of the Charlie Hood series as I am of this author's other novels. I'm probably not going to read any more of them if there are others. I do think a mediocre T. Jefferson Parker book is better than most other suspense books, however. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amelia | 10/18/2013

    " I had to stop reading this halfway through because it was just really boring. The line "come to me by moonlight, sugar" made me cringe right off the bat, and I should have followed that impulse. If you are immediately embarrassed for the author just don't read on, lesson learned. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 9/12/2013

    " Another excellent novel featuring Charlie Hood and Bradley Jones and the mysterious Mike Finnegan. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Monica | 7/18/2013

    " The more I read it, the less I liked it. Quit after 150 pages. Story formulaic, characters flat, dull and annoying. It didn't help that I had not read the previous Charlie Hood book, but nothing will tempt me to do so. Hugely disappointing since I have really liked many of his earlier books. "

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

    " A continuation of the Charlie Hood character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 5/23/2013

    " I knocked this one off over the weekend. Very good series. I always look forward to finding out what Charlie Hood is up to. And just who the hell is Mike Finnegan? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn Kearney | 4/29/2013

    " I have to remember that I don't like this author much, at least not the Charlie Hood series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa | 8/30/2012

    " Parker has the goods and he delivers! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hrn1947 | 8/6/2012

    " Next installment in the hood series. the devil is front and center, do you believe or not? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 6/23/2012

    " This book was excellent. T. Jefferson Parker is an excellent author, and I always look forward to his new books. He has me so captivated with the characters in the Charlie Hood series. Kudos to you Mr. Parker. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Al Stoess | 4/3/2012

    " Parker gets more strange with every book he writes, I was a fan of his earlier books. "

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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.