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Download The Renegades: A Charlie Hood Novel #2 Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (503 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: January 2009 ISBN:
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Some say that outlaws no longer exist, that the true spirit of the American West died with the legendary bandits of pulp novels and bedtime stories. Charlie Hood knows that nothing could be further from the truth. These days he patrols vast stretches of the new American West, not on horseback but in his cruiser. The outlaws may not carry six-shooters, but they're strapped all the same.

Along the desolate and dusty roads of this new frontier, Hood prefers to ride alone, and he prefers to ride at night. At night, his headlights illuminate only the patch of pavement ahead of him: all the better to hide from the demons -and the dead outlaws - receding in his rearview mirror.

But he doesn't always get what he wants - certainly not when he's assigned a partner named Terry Laws, a county veteran who everyone calls Mr. Wonderful. And not when Laws is shot dead in the passenger seat and Hood is left to bear witness to someone who knew that Mr. Wonderful didn't always live up to his nickname.

As he sets out to find the gunman, Hood knows one thing for sure: The West is a state of mind, one where the bad guys sometimes wear white hats - and the good guys seek justice in whatever shade of gray they can find it.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack G | 2/3/2014

    " Well written and some interesting insights into the challenges of the Mexican / US border and the world of drugs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alan | 1/31/2014

    " Not really into crime drama, but this was pretty good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dj | 1/31/2014

    " mostly i tj is good for a typical pulpy action cop book but in his last 2 he's gotten a bit deeper in his character introspection making me care more about them. after reading several of his books this is by far his best. his prior book 'la outlaws' is also pretty good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mr. Crusader | 1/31/2014

    " Not nearly as good as the first book in this series, L.A. Outlaws, but still entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meredith | 1/26/2014

    " Another enjoyable T Jefferson Parker book. It was nice to catch up with Charlie Hood again. Best part of the entire book was the reappearance of Joaquin Murrieta's head, loved that part. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Niland | 1/22/2014

    " Parker's second novel to feature Los Angeles Sheriffs Deputy Charlie Hood is a well done thriller and police procedural which makes good on the potential of its inconsistent predecessor, L.A. Outlaws. In this story, Hood has transferred to the outskirts of the city, content to patrol the vast deserts and canyons while coming to grips with what happened in the previous story. Hood is partnered with Terry Laws, aka Mr. Wonderful, a cop with seemingly everything going for him. When Laws is gunned down in front of him, Hood must track down the killer and find out why Mr. Wonderful didn't always live up to his nickname. When Parker is on, as he is with this story, he writes wonderfully flowing dialogue that allows the narrative to shift between well drawn characters seamlessly and creating an interesting and coherent story. This is a solid thriller sure to entertain anyone who loves police procedurals. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/15/2014

    " This followup to LA Outlaws was a quick read with a disturbing portrait of the Mexican drug trade and sociopaths with no regrets or compassion. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eric | 11/18/2013

    " Ugh. Thought I would try this new author. I found the book hard to follow, slow and not all that suspenceful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas Cook | 11/16/2013

    " First sentence - "Hood got partnered up with Terry Laws that night, another swing shift in the desert, another hundered and fifty miles of motion on asphalt, another Crown Victoria Law Enforcement Interceptor that would feel like home." "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Therese | 11/1/2013

    " Good story about cops gone bad. Charlie Hood is back from L.A. Outlaws. There are so many references to this prior book, I want to go back and reread it. After his partner is killed, Charlie is assigned to IA to find out what happened. Slow start but then gets interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Icicle4 | 8/3/2013

    " T. Jefferson Parker always seems to come through. He really sets the scene for Antelope Valley a high desert town north of Los Angeles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul Bork | 8/3/2013

    " Good police book with good guy cops and bad guy cops. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 6/13/2013

    " Very good, like his characters, especially Hood. Now on to his next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslie | 10/30/2011

    " Another Charlie Hood adventure ..great story line with a lot of twists..Good cop..Bad Bad cop. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jake | 5/14/2011

    " Audio Book. I like it but, I want more from it. I can't explain it. It is good but it doesn't leave me wanting more where I can't wait to get back to it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suevw | 4/10/2011

    " good reader - should ck who "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrea | 2/4/2011

    " Much better than the previous Hood novel, LA Outlaws. You can tell that Parker has refined his writing style. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave | 12/26/2010

    " Sometimes you just need to read a good cop story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeffield | 12/11/2010

    " This is the first book by Parker that I have read and I will definitely try his other books. The plot is interesting. His insight into human nature is honest and scary. Dialogue is good but I can always use a little more humor. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 11/12/2009

    " Strange story about a cop who's partner is murdered. He is assigned to investigate. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gary | 5/13/2009

    " Great fast read with very accurate SoCal referances. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Doneen | 4/19/2009

    " This is the first book by this author that I haven't absolutely loved, but this one just didn't grab me. Very convoluted plot at the beginning and characters I didn't like much. "

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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.