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L.A. Outlaws by T. Jefferson Parker
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Sep 16, 10

bookshelves: audiobook, fiction, thriller, caper
Read from August 12 to September 01, 2010

L.A. Outlaws is the first in a series by crime fiction veteran T. Jefferson Parker. The series featurs LA County Sheriff Charlie Hood and in this one, his path crosses with Suzanne Jones, a teacher by day and car thief / holdup artist / Jesse James-like Allison Murietta at night. Told both from Hood's and Jones/Murietta's point of view (plus a few slightly jarring other first person bits), it was a good ride, telling an interesting story of robbery and redemption, with plenty of blood and violence as well. I listened to it "on tape" (actually, MP3s burned to CD from my library) and it was really well done, with a male and female reader who both did a great job. Pretty good story marred by an all too predictable and far too clean ending. I'm anxious to try the second in the Hood series, The Renegades.
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Reading Progress

08/12/2010
80.0% "Pretty quirky story of both sides of the law in LA, including a woman who works both sides"
08/16/2010
90.0% "Really solid audiobook with great performances by the male & female readers. Wonder how it ends? Can't end well."

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