The Room of White Fire

The Room of White Fire

Book - 2017
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Roland Ford—once a cop, then a Marine, now a private investigator—is good at finding people. But when he's asked to locate Air Force veteran Clay Hickman, he realizes he's been drawn into something deep and dark. He knows war, having served as a Marine in first Fallujah; he also knows personal pain, as only two years have passed since his wife, Justine, died. What he doesn't know is why a shroud of secrecy hangs over the disappearance of Clay Hickman—and why he's getting a different story from everyone involved. To begin with, there's Sequoia, the teenage woman who helped Clay escape; she's smart enough to fend off Ford's questions but impetuous enough to be aligned with an armed man. Then there's Paige Hulet, Clay's doctor, who clearly cares deeply for his welfare but is impossible to read, even as she inspires in Ford the first desire he hs felt since his wife's death. And there's Briggs Spencer, the proprietor of the mental institution, who is as enigmatic as he is brash and ambitious to the point of being ruthless. What could Clay possibly know to make this search so desperate? What began as just a job becomes a life-or-death obsession for Ford, pitting him against immensely powerful and treacherous people and forcing him to contend with chilling questions about truth, justice, and the American way.
Publisher: New York : Putnam/Penguin Random House, 2017
ISBN: 9780735212664
073521266X
Characteristics: 341 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Room of white fire : a novel

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Lchagan
Sep 24, 2018

Excellent, enjoyable read. Roland Ford is a great protagonist. San Diego and surrounding SoCal area is an exceptional setting. Parker brings them all to vivid life in this great book.

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LJAdrian
Sep 11, 2018

An excellent book. Thought- provoking story, detailing some of the moral issues of our drone warfare.

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Dops
Sep 22, 2017

This is a really good book, although I will admit I almost quit reading it because of the torcher is pretty gruesome. I did finish, and I was glad I did.

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CuriosityCounts
Aug 27, 2017

Read every one of Parker's books in the past.
This is the LAST one I will read by this "man".

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