Charlie Hood Series, No 4
T. Jefferson Parker
New American Library
January 4, 2011/ ISBN 9780451232427
by Jen Oliver
is back…or is he? Mike Finnegan is waking up in a hospital
with Charlie’s name and address…and with ninety thousand
dollars in cash. Now why would Mike have Charlie’s information?
Meanwhile, Charlie is tracking illegal guns in Mexico and gets caught
up with the head of the Gulf Cartel, Benjamin Armenta. Can Charlie
help Mike and save his own life before Armenta kills him as revenge
for his son’s death?
Parker always has a way of developing strong characters that seem
to jump off the page and into your living room or on your television.
Charlie’s characterization remains strong in this novel. The
introduction of Mike Finnegan allows for readers to try guessing
what exactly is going on, considering what is found in Mike’s
is full of strong action, which is fitting given the current situation
in Mexico. The setting of Mexico is appropriate for the story, given
the illegal gun situation in Mexico. It makes sense to set this
story in a country that borders the United States instead of using
a country in the Middle East or South America.