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Brad Parks

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International bestseller author Brad Parks is the only writer to have won the Shamus, Nero, and Lefty Awards, three of American crime fiction's most prestigious prizes. His books have earned starred reviews from every major pre-publication journal.

A father of two and a husband of one, Brad lives in Virginia, where he spends four hours a day at his local Hardee's, writing his novels. When not at Hardee's, he's a slow runner and an even slower swimmer who enjoys long walks in his head. He's grateful for his readers, because otherwise he'd just be a guy who has a lot of conversations with himself and nowhere to put them.

For more information -- or to sign up for the newsletter written by his impertinent interns -- visit his website at www.brad
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THE LAST ACT.

I'm told some of you received an advanced copy of THE LAST ACT in your #GoodreadsChoice Award gift bags.

If so, I hope you'll post a review here on Goodreads and let me--and, y'know, the rest of the world--know what you think!

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This is simply a brilliant novel.

Yes, I can see why some people don't like it. There's a huge cheat late in the book. Michaelides' portrayal of psychotherapy is deeply flawed. Blah blah blah.

Who cares. It's a one-sit read that will blow you away. An
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"“Interference” by Brad Parks poses many questions. Is it a kidnapping or a cosmic quantum disappearance? Is this science or science fiction? Is it a tale of deception, science, and international terrorism, or just idle speculation?

Professor Matt Bro" Read more of this review »
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"Interference by Brad Parks is fantastic. This book is half Michael Crichton, half Michael Connelly and one hundred percent pure fun. Brad flawlessly jumps from character to character, amping up the tension as the story unfolds while drawing the narra" Read more of this review »
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" Cary wrote: "If you don't believe in yourself then you need to do something about it. Of course an author must give their book five stars! I did too. ...more "
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" Charlotte wrote: "This book was amazing I never saw the ending coming"

If it helps, neither did I. :)

I just had the characters in this really awful spo
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Let me be clear: When I give myself a five-star review, I don't ***really*** think I'm all that.

But there's something awfully depressing about giving yourself four stars.
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"Quantum Virus

A great book. I loved everything about this book the characters are awesome, great story, and a superb mystery. Lot of twist and turns, false leads double negatives. It had me guessing right to the end.

Great researched novel especially " Read more of this review »
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This is the most-hyped book of the summer of 2020 and for good reason.

It's a high-action heist novel with heart. Great characters. Fun, imaginative storytelling. Memorable turns of phrases. Reversals. Surprises.

The plot is familiar--the classic Guy
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“I always found strange comfort that the American propensity for mixing alcohol and firearms cut across racial, socioeconomic, and cultural divides, from rural redneck to ghetto gangbanger to skeet-shooting blue blood.”
Brad Parks

“I'm not saying it's simple to find and tell the truth. It takes a great deal of hard work, intellectual honesty, open-mindedness, and a willingness to keep listening to people even when your gut is telling you they're full of it. Then it involves drilling through the layers of one's cultural assumptions and prejudgments, all the way down to the mushy middle of all of us, where I believe there's a basic humanity that tells us what's right and what's wrong. If we as writers apply that code - without the anchors of agenda or ideology - we can lift our prose to something that can be called the truth. It's the very best of what journalism can and should be.”
Brad Parks, Eyes of the Innocent

“My entrance into the courtyard caused a small stir among the lookouts. I could tell because in the middle of February, in the dark of night, Baxter Terrace suddenly sounded like an Audubon Society refuge - birdcalls being the latest in urban drug - selling counterintelligence...

Birdcalls allowed much more information to be imparted to other members of the operation, without the visitor being aware of what was being communicated. So while a crow's harsh cry could harken the arrival of a member of the city narcotics unit - a significant threat - the sweet song of a chickadee might signal an officer who was merely escorting a social worker to an appointment allowing business to continue in guarded fashion. Someone like me, a stranger on unknown business, might warrant a whipporwill's call.

Where exactly a city kid learned what a whipporwill sounded like, I have no idea. But these kids were nothing if not resourceful. It makes you wonder what they could have accomplished under different circumstances.”
Brad Parks, Eyes of the Innocent

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“I'm not saying it's simple to find and tell the truth. It takes a great deal of hard work, intellectual honesty, open-mindedness, and a willingness to keep listening to people even when your gut is telling you they're full of it. Then it involves drilling through the layers of one's cultural assumptions and prejudgments, all the way down to the mushy middle of all of us, where I believe there's a basic humanity that tells us what's right and what's wrong. If we as writers apply that code - without the anchors of agenda or ideology - we can lift our prose to something that can be called the truth. It's the very best of what journalism can and should be.”
Brad Parks, Eyes of the Innocent




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Christine Hatfield I don't know lol and i hope you come to new jersey in philly so i can meet you


message 5: by Brad

Brad Parks Christine wrote: "Yeah i'm really enjoying the book


how are you?"


I'm zooming around New Jersey on book tour. Flemington tonight. Maplewood tomorrow. How could I be better?


Christine Hatfield Yeah i'm really enjoying the book


how are you?


message 3: by Brad

Brad Parks Christine wrote: "i'm starting to read your book and it's getting really good"

Glad you're enjoying!


Christine Hatfield i'm starting to read your book and it's getting really good


message 1: by Kris

Kris Neri Thanks for adding this mystery & paranormal author. I'm looking forward to reading your reviews.

Kris Neri
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