A Southern Californian native, T. Jefferson Parker began his career writing as a reporter for newspapers which helped give him the knowledge and inspirations for his first novel, Laguna Heat. Jeff's novels primarily focus on crime mysteries occurring in Southern California and have received the highest of praises from The New York Times, The Washington Post, as well as winning multiple awards. The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association has named its mystery and crime award in Jeff's honor. Jeff will be a spotlight author at the San Diego Festival of Books, as well as visiting the Galaxy to celebrate his newest novel, Swift Vengeance. See Kim's enthusiastic review below.
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Swift Vengeance is a riveting thriller involving a killer who targets a team of military drone operators. San Diego private investigator Roland Ford becomes involved when one of the fliers asks for his help after receiving a chilling death threat in the mail. Ford contacts local FBI terrorism specialist Joan Taucher, and things get serious fast when one of the drone operators is beheaded. A note left at the murder site promises more vengeance killings, and an urgent hunt for the killer begins. The vagaries of the war on terror and the soul-crushing work of drone fliers are vividly portrayed in this engrossing story, and guilt, justice, and retribution are prominent themes. World-weary and kind-hearted Ford is a sympathetic narrator with a heart-breaking backstory, and readers who enjoyed Parker’s The Room of White Fire will welcome him back. Highly recommended for fans of cat-and-mouse suspense, geopolitical thrillers, and San Diego-based detective fiction. -Kim