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Cold Pursuit:
A Novel

By T. Jefferson Parker

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ISBN 10: 0786868058
384 pages

From the Edgar Award?winning author of Silent Joe, a new hard-hitting thriller of murder, vengeance, and secret passions that will keep readers spellbound.

Homicide cop Tom McMichael is on the rotation when an 84-year-old city patriarch named Pete Braga is found bludgeoned to death. Not good news, especially since the Irish McMichaels and the Portuguese Bragas share a violent family history dating back three generations. Years ago Braga shot McMichael’s grandfather in a dispute over a paycheck; soon thereafter Braga’s son was severely beaten behind a waterfront bar — legend has it that it was an act of revenge by McMichael’s father.

McMichael must put aside the old family blood feud, and find the truth about Pete Braga’s death. Braga’s beautiful nurse is a suspect — she says she stepped out for some firewood, but key evidence suggests otherwise. The investigation soon expands to include Braga’s business, his family, the Catholic diocese, a multi-million dollar Indian casino, a prostitute, a cop, and, of course, the McMichael¬†family. Cold Pursuit is the novel that T. Jefferson Parker fans have been waiting for.


“This is one of his best.” —Booklist

“[Parker’s novels are] the thinking man’s bestsellers.” —The San Diego Union-Tribune

“Parker . . . writes complex mysteries peopled with finely developed characters.” —Library Journal

“Another wonderful mystery from one of the very best.” —Booklist, (starred review)

“[Parker’s] at the top of his game.” —Kirkus, (starred review)

“One of the most entertaining tough-guy writers.” —Esquire

“I rank the crime novels of T. Jefferson Parker right up there with the best.” –Sue Grafton

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Cold Pursuit:
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