For the last decade or so, T. Jeffferson Parker has been using the popular form of the thriller to explore the pressing issues of our day.
His previous series, an uneven but sometimes brilliant one featuring undercover cop Charlie Hood, examined the devastation wrought by Mexican crime cartels and America’s war on drugs.
Starting with “The Room of White Fire” and continuing with “Swift Vengeance,” Parker’s new series succeeds not only in entertaining but also in challenging readers to ponder the circle of vengeance unleashed by the Iraq war and America’s seemingly endless war on terror.
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You can learn more about Parker and his work here.