The Room of White Fire

The Room of White Fire

Large Print - 2017
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In The Room of White Fire, a P.I. must hunt down a soldier who is damaged by war, dangerous, and on the run. A young soldier escaped from a mental institution. A P.I. carrying his own wounds hired to track that soldier down. A race against the clock to bring the soldier home before he reveals the secret that haunts him. Roland Ford--once a cop, then a marine, now a private investigator--is good at finding people. But when he's asked to locate Air Force veteran Clay Hickman, he realizes he's been drawn into something deep and dark. He knows war, having served as a Marine in first Fallujah; he also knows personal pain, as only two years have passed since his wife, Justine, died. What he doesn't know is why a shroud of secrecy hangs over the disappearance of Clay Hickman--and why he's getting a different story from everyone involved. To begin with, there's Sequoia, the teenage woman who helped Clay escape; she's smart enough to fend off Ford's questions but impetuous enough to be on the run with an armed man. Then there's Paige Hulet, Clay's doctor, who clearly cares deeply for his welfare but is impossible to read, even as she inspires in Ford the first desire he has felt since his wife's death. And there's Briggs Spencer, the proprietor of the mental institution who is as enigmatic as he is brash, and ambitious to the point of being ruthless. What could Clay possibly know to make this search so desperate? What began as just a job becomes a life-or-death obsession for Ford, pitting him against immensely powerful and treacherous people and forcing him to contend with chilling questions about truth, justice, and the American way.
Publisher: [New York] : Random House Large Print, [2017]
Edition: Large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781524778408
Branch Call Number: PARKER
Characteristics: 438 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
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Dops
Sep 22, 2017

This is a really good book, although I will admit I almost quit reading it because of the torcher is pretty gruesome. I did finish, and I was glad I did.

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CuriosityCounts
Aug 27, 2017

Read every one of Parker's books in the past.
This is the LAST one I will read by this "man".

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