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Every secret Joe uncovers leads deeper into his beloved father's murky past and ultimately his own. But the reader stays right with this extraordinary man as he battles his demons and ultimately vanquishes them. Author T. Jefferson Parker (The Blue Hour, Red Light, Laguna Heat) is one of the best thriller writers working today. Fans of Michael Connelly and Dennis Lehane--and Raymond Chandler, for that matter--will appreciate Parker's ability to create a complex, fascinating, and fully realized hero whose inner reality is brilliantly revealed by his actions. Will Trona is an equally intriguing invention; while ultimately he is an enigma, we remain convinced that he is worthy of his son's devotion. Silent Joe is a mindful, intelligent novel you can't put down. It should break Parker out with the really big boys of mystery fiction, the million-sellers with the marquee names. In fact, he's a much better writer than most of them, and unlike many, he never tells the same story twice. --Jane Adams --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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In Joe Trona, the hero of this well-conceived novel, T. Jefferson Parker has created a wonderful, likeable, semi-tragic hero who propels the reader into the dark secrets of many... Read morePublished on Jan. 2 2004 by Michael Butts
The Unknown Thing, coined by T.Jefferson Parker in Silent Joe is that indescribable feeling certain women impart on your soul. Read morePublished on Dec 26 2003 by "jerry3643"
T. Jefferson Parker has given us another hero to root for and one whom I hope he will bring back from time to time so that we can find out he is doing. Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2003 by P. Connors
I was very disappointed with this book and shocked that it was an Edgar Award winner. From the reviews I expected a first rate mystery but I could never really get on board with... Read morePublished on Aug. 3 2003 by Anita
This is a real slam-bam thriller. It took me a while to get into the author's stride, but once we got together, I could hardly put the book down. Read morePublished on July 25 2003 by G. B. Talovich
The only novel worthy of the Edgar in the last decade, this marvelous novel explores the human psyche and invites the reader to enter the world of this novel and its lead character... Read morePublished on June 29 2003 by "inthefoam2"
"Silent Joe" was my reading group's book choice for January. I had never read anything by T. Jefferson Parker before so looked forward to a new reading experience. Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2003 by Sandra L. von Pier
...but the plot was sooooooo cheesy, unbelievable and repetitious that I had to give it up. I can suspend disbelief with the best of them, but unless I'm reading sci-fi I want... Read morePublished on Feb. 21 2003 by Robotpirate