The Lovers

The Lovers

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Baker & Taylor
Charlie Parker is haunted by a man and a woman who appear to have only one purpose: to end to Parker's existence.

Blackwell North Amer
Charlie Parker is a lost soul. Deprived of his private investigator's license and under scrutiny by the police, Parker takes a job in a Portland bar. But he uses his enforced retirement to begin a different kind of investigation: an examination of his own past and an inquiry into the death of his father, who took his own life after apparently shooting dead two unarmed teenagers. It's a search that will eventually lead Parker to question all that he believed about his beloved parents, and about himself.
But there are other forces at work: a troubled young woman who is running from an unseen threat, one that has already taken the life of her boyfriend; and a journalist-turned-writer named Mickey Wallace, who is conducting an investigation of his own. And haunting the shadows, as they have done throughout Parker's life, are two figures: a man and a woman who seem driven to bring an end to Charlie Parker's existence.

Baker
& Taylor

Stripped of his license in the wake of a police investigation into his own past, private investigator Charlie Parker unofficially looks into the suspicious death of his father, who reportedly committed suicide after shooting two teens, a case with ties to a troubled woman on the run, an ambitious would-be writer, and a couple intent on Charlie's death.
Stripped of his license in the wake of a police investigation into his own past, private investigator Charlie Parker unofficially looks into the suspicious death of his father, who reportedly committed suicide after shooting two teens.

Simon and Schuster
Charlie Parker is a lost soul. Deprived of his private investigator's license and under scrutiny by the police, Parker takes a job in a Portland bar. But he uses his enforced retirement to begin a different kind of investigation: an examination of his own past and an inquiry into the death of his father, who took his own life after apparently shooting dead two unarmed teenagers. It's a search that will eventually lead Parker to question all that he believed about his beloved parents, and about himself.

But there are other forces at work: a troubled young woman who is running from an unseen threat, one that has already taken the life of her boyfriend; and a journalist-turned-writer named Mickey Wallace, who is conducting an investigation of his own. And haunting the shadows, as they have done throughout Parker's life, are two figures: a man and a woman who seem driven to bring an end to Charlie Parker's existence.

Haunting, lyrical, and impossible to put down, The Lovers is John Connolly at his best.

Compact Disk Includes a Bonus MP3 CD of John Connolly's Every Dead Thing!

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2009
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781416569541
1416569545
Branch Call Number: M CONNOLLY
Characteristics: 344 p. ; 24 cm

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pspice
Aug 27, 2017

Always entertaining and dark. Focus on Charlie Parker's past and the evil beings that preceded his birth and want to destroy him and those close to him. Strongly recommend you read all 15 books (to 2017). I hope Connolly keeps on writing them.

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wilqser
Feb 27, 2013

My first time reading about Charlie Parker. The book was excellently written, but I was disappointed in the supernatural element since I haven't read a book since the end of last year and was looking for more a conventional suspense/thriller book. I do recommend reading John Connolly; he is an excellent writer.

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sandra80
Dec 02, 2011

Awsome, as always. Can't wait to read more Charlie Parker.

kodibyrd Sep 04, 2009

Another Charlie Parker suspense novel with some new twists and turns, but never going too far from his built up reputation of the hero of the story.

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