L.A. Outlaws

L A Outlaws Los Angeles is gripped by the exploding celebrity of Allison Murietta her real identity unknown a modern day Jesse James with the compulsion to steal beautiful things the vanity to invite the media

  • Title: L.A. Outlaws
  • Author: T. Jefferson Parker
  • ISBN: 9780525950554
  • Page: 416
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Los Angeles is gripped by the exploding celebrity of Allison Murietta, her real identity unknown, a modern day Jesse James with the compulsion to steal beautiful things, the vanity to invite the media along, and the conscience to donate much of her bounty to charity Nobody ever gets hurt until a job ends with ten gangsters lying dead and a half million dollars worth ofLos Angeles is gripped by the exploding celebrity of Allison Murietta, her real identity unknown, a modern day Jesse James with the compulsion to steal beautiful things, the vanity to invite the media along, and the conscience to donate much of her bounty to charity Nobody ever gets hurt until a job ends with ten gangsters lying dead and a half million dollars worth of glittering diamonds missing.Rookie Deputy Charlie Hood discovers the bodies, and he prevents an eyewitness a schoolteacher named Suzanne Jones from leaving the scene in her Corvette Drawn to a mysterious charisma that has him off balance from the beginning, Hood begins an intense affair with Suzanne As the media frenzy surrounding Allison s exploits swells to a fever pitch and the Southland s most notorious killer sets out after her, a glimmer of recognition blooms in Hood, forcing him to choose between a deeply held sense of honor and a passion that threatens to consume him completely With a stone cold killer locked in relentless pursuit, Suzanne and Hood continue their desperate dance around the secrets that brought them together, unsure whether each new dawn may signal the day their lies catch up with them.

    L.A Outlaws Charlie Hood Novel T Jefferson Parker Feb , L.A Outlaws Charlie Hood Novel T Jefferson Parker on FREE shipping on qualifying offers For fans of Michael Connelly and CJ Box, here is the first thrilling adventure in the Charlie Hood series from New York Times bestseller and Edgar award winner T Jefferson Parker L.A Outlaws Charlie Hood, by T Jefferson Parker L.A Outlaws is the first adventure of Charlie Hood, in what is now a five book series Charlie is an ambitious something rookie sheriff s deputy in Los Angeles County and an Iraqi war veteran. L.A Outlaws Charlie Hood Novel Book eBook Jan , Allison is an L.A celebrity, a folk hero, and a modern day Jesse James who loves a good armed robbery She has a compulsion to steal, a knack for publicity, and the conscience to give it L.A Outlaws by T Jefferson Parker NOOK Book eBook With L.A Outlaws, he has delivered his most satisfying book yet Allison Murrieta surely ranks as one of the most uniquely compelling characters to populate the world of crime fiction in years Written in a smooth, highly readable style that combines vivid settings with a breakneck pace, this is one book sure to please Parker s many fans and win him a lot of new ones. L.A Outlaws on Apple Books Feb , Allison is an L.A celebrity, a folk hero, and a modern day Jesse James who loves a good armed robbery She has a compulsion to steal, a knack for publicity, and the conscience to give it all to charity In fact, one of her biggest fans is a cop And no one s ever been hurt until last night. L.A Outlaws book by T Jefferson Parker Thriftbooks In L.A Outlaws, the new territory includes a female protagonist who may or may not be a female Robin Hood character Suzanne Jones is a school teacher and mother of three who lives near an indian reservation for her solitude, peace of mind, and privacy needed to cover her alter ego, Allison Murietta.

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    About “T. Jefferson Parker”

    1. T. Jefferson Parker

      T Jefferson Parker is the bestselling author of 20 crime novels, including Edgar Award winners Silent Joe and California Girl Parker s next work is a literary novel, Full Measure, to be published in October He lives with his family in Southern California

    917 thoughts on “L.A. Outlaws”

    1. In this excellent introduction to his Charlie Hood series, T. Jefferson Parker creates two very memorable and intriguing characters. The first is the protagonist, Charlie Hood, a veteran of the war in Iraq who is now an L.A. County Sheriff's deputy. The second is Allison Murrieta, who claims to directly descended from the famous California outlaw, Joaquin Murrieta, who was shot and beheaded in 1853. The original Murrieta was famous, or infamous, enough that his head was preserved in a jar of alc [...]


    2. L.A. OUTLAWS was a pleasant surprise. I had never previously read anything by T. Jefferson Parker. So when I came across this book in the free bin at my town's library, I saw no reason not to take a chance. I love me some good noir fiction. In fact, just reading some of the blurbs on the Praise pages got me all excited. The Seattle Times compared T. Jefferson Parker to Elmore Leonardwho doesn't love Elmore Leonard? Win. The Providence Journal-Bulletin said that L.A. OUTLAWS was the best book of [...]


    3. Happily four and one-half stars…**** 1/2In the acknowledgements at the end of the book, the last sentence reads “My humble thanks to all of you.” T. Jefferson Parker is thanking his readers. What a guy!Parker is one of only three authors who have received the Edgar Award more than once with the other two being Dick Francis (who I’ve read and really enjoyed) and James Lee Burke (who I simply adore.) In this book, Parker introduces Charlie Hood a LAPD patrol officer who gets promoted early [...]


    4. This book takes the legend of Joaquin Murrieta, the bandit of old California, and updates it for the 24-hour news cycle. Allison Murrieta becomes a folk hero in Los Angeles' celebrity culture. She does it by pulling off armed robberies with flair, performing for whatever cameras may be around. She comes into possession of a fortune in diamonds. Now she has two men chasing her. One is rookie deputy Charlie Hood, who finds himself falling for Allison. The other is a killer who wants to take Alliso [...]


    5. As a big fan of this author I have no idea what to make of this book – a mis-step, a change of pace, maybe even farce. L.A. Outlaws is the first adventure of Charlie Hood, in what is now a five book series. Charlie is an ambitious 20-something rookie sheriff’s deputy in Los Angeles County and an Iraqi war veteran. Here he quickly finds himself on the trail of “Allison Murrieta” – a masked Jesse James/Robin Hood female bandit/master car-thief who holds up Taco Bells and KFCs, performs f [...]


    6. First time reading T.Jefferson Parker and I was very impressed. Charlie Hood is an outstanding character and kept me riveted from the start to the finish! I have the next book on hold at the library.Thanks to several of my friends for bring T. Jefferson Parker to my attention.


    7. LA MATERIA DI CUI SONO FATTE LE LEGGENDEPoliziesco schizofrenico.Da una parte, la protagonista, una donna che insegna storia in terza media, ma trasforma Wonder Woman in una dilettante, un incrocio tra Catwoman e Robin Hood, come viene definita a un certo punto (e non dimenticherei Calamity Jane, certo non quella di Deadwood), che si racconta in prima persona, risultando molto poco credibile, del tutto inverosimile, e molto poca simpatica.E, l’altra metà del romanzo, raccontato in terza perso [...]


    8. You've probably heard this story before: a relatively good-hearted thief gets involved in something complicated and gets in over their head. There's nothing wrong with an idea that's been around for a while if you manage to do something new with it, and Parker does that here. Allison Murrieta claims to be the many times great granddaughter of Joaquin Murrieta, the famous bandit of 1850's California. She robs big businesses and steals cars, wears a stylish mask, and not only lets people get selfi [...]


    9. An interesting read for the first in the series- thing is I cannot decided if I liked the book or not! I wish I could be more help- but what I will say- I will pick up the second book in this series !!


    10. PROTAGONIST: Deputy Charlie HoodSETTING: CaliforniaSERIES: #1 of 6RATING: 4.0WHY: Suzanne Jones is a history teacher who has "witnessed" a robbery where many bad guys ended up dead and she ended up with a pile of diamonds. Actually, her alter ego, Allison Miretta, was the one who managed to take the diamonds. Allison specializes in robbing fast food restaurants and gives most of the proceeds to various charities. Deputy Charlie Hood works with Suzanne during the investigation, and they become in [...]


    11. I gave this book 3 stars probably because the author and scene were new and different for me. It was a bit silly but kept me entertained. I recommend it for someone looking for a fast paced and fun story. The main character is a very likable Robin Hood sort of woman outlaw. She has an elaborate disguise while committing her heists and, by day, is an LA county middle school history teacher.


    12. I thought the beginning was the best part of this novel. However, instead of building to an exciting crescendo, the story clambers helter skelter between stickups, accusations, relationships, double cross and tragedy. 3 of 10 stars


    13. Very much a four star book! I enjoyed this novel immensely. The author has written a book about a modern legend in the making. A sort of edgy L.A. Robin Hood - a señorita with appetites. Our character is a woman of great courage and personal fortitude with much love in her, but she is flawed and dodgy enough to create an intriguing tension as she is drawn toward her own demise. One gets the idea that she knows she’s doomed but is either unwilling or unable to change course. She is, the author [...]


    14. L. A. Outlaws (A Charlie Hood Novel) is a fast-paced and snappy novel that opens with Suzanne Jones, a never-married mother of three and an L. A. school teacher at her night job as a female burglar and con artist, outwitting lowlifes to increase her I.R.A. nest egg; for the nighttime she takes the name Allison Murrietta, a nod to Joaquin Murrietta, her great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather who was a notorious gold-rush era bandit known as the Mexican Robin Hood. Allison is adept at hot [...]


    15. Recently recommended to me, this is my first read by author T. Jefferson Parker (book 1 in the Charlie Hood series). L.A. Outlaws was certainly refreshing and entertaining, but it's main quality is that it had a very unique atmosphere to it. It was original in many ways. That being said; it also felt repetitive: in that sense that there were way too many robbery scenes & stealing cars scenes. The plot itself was so-and-so, but I think this book is more about the atmosphere and the characters [...]


    16. I read this as part of our department's suspense genre study and it kept my interest well enough. As with other titles in this genre, this book felt very visual and the characters seemed more like action figures than thoughtful or emotional human beings. Other than her 5G grandfather's history, there is very little to help the reader understand why Suzanne, a well-enough paid and well-respected teacher, felt the need to get dressed up in a costume and rob fast food shops and steal fast cars. Oh, [...]


    17. This was an exciting and interesting novel and I must confess to enjoying it. Parker writes with a compelling emotional angst of people trying to balance morality and legality. In this case, deputy Charlie Hood makes a simple traffic stop that eventually turns his life upside down. He is,at first, unaware that the beautiful woman is anything mote than a traffic violator. He quickly becomes aware that she is at the very least a witness to a stolen jewel exchange turned into a massacre. At the wor [...]


    18. L.A. is being gripped by a modern day Jessie James calling herselfAllison Muriett, her real identity unknown. She steals beautiful things and donates a good bit to charity. No one is hurt until a jobends with ten dead gangsters and a half million in diamonds missing.Rookie Deputy Charlie Hood discovers the bodies and he prevents an eye witness a school teacher named Suzanne Jones from leaving thescene in her corvette. Drawn to a mysterious charisma that has himoff balance from the beginning Hood [...]


    19. I whipped through this one so fast it never even made it to my "currently-reading" shelf. After I got about 150 pages in, I could not stop reading it, and I finished it all in one blitz.This is a great suspenseful, edgy story, but kind of fun, too. I love that the main character is a kickbutt chick who outsmarts all the men who are trying to control and manipulate her. The main character is Allison Murrieta, the descendant of a long-ago outlaw. She is a modern-day outlaw who robs fast-food joint [...]


    20. I love books, t.v. shows, and movies about women who kick ass, won't be victimized, and have minds -- and strong ones -- of their own. I didn't like this book. It was godawful. A man's idea of a powerful woman/mother/lover in which she's a desperately selfish, self-destructive, egotistical wreck who loves diamonds and fame more than she loves her kids and who uses and tricks and cheats and even humiliates the people who love and trust her. It would already be an appalling book, for the depictio [...]


    21. I've been wanting to read T. Jefferson Parker for some time because several people I share book sensibilities with enjoy him. Trying to avoid previous mistakes, I started with the first in the Charlie Hood series.It's better than three stars, but not quite four. I enjoyed the characters and the story, and will definitely continue along this series, or try another one.


    22. This was an interseting read with plot twists and turns that kept you involved. The main character is a strong, yet sociopathic, female who you both cheer on and want her to be caught. It was a very light read.


    23. Awesome. Not sure what to say about this book other than read it. One of my favorite characters of all time. Allison Murietta, part Robin Hood, part Cat Woman. Mysterious, interesting, and some serious attitude. Highly recommended! Thank you to Anonymous 9 for the excellent recommendation!




    24. Blood Diamonds, fast cars, a machete wielding hitman, a dangerous and beautiful stick up artist, a dead outlaws' head in a jar, a dirty cop, and a good cop. It's a lot of fun.


    25. I wish I could give proper credit to the person here on GoodReads who recommended this author. This is one author who deserves high praise, along with making this one into a movie.


    26. I am not a big fan of anti-heroes so I had mixed feelings about Suzanne/Allison. I wanted to see her pay for her crimes but, because she was a bit of a Robin Hood, wanted to see her escape punishment somehow. If keeping the reader in that good/bad limbo was Parker’s aim, he succeeded in spades.Too many times, the flow of this story is broken by flashbacks of Suzanne/Allison’s ancestor, Joaquin Murrieta. They didn’t add anything to the story, just lengthened it and slowed it down unnecessar [...]


    27. The premise was good, but it got old. It also described each of the stolen/driven vehicles too much - I didn't care about the turbos/chrome trim. LOL.The story is about a woman following in the footsteps of her great-grandfather, a robber & thief who captured the imagination of folks in L.A. She learns about a diamond exchange - someone stole $450K worth of diamonds and is going to give them to an Asian gang to pay off a gambling debt. She plans on stealing them from the gang. However, when [...]


    28. This is a new author to me. This was the story of Suzanne Jones and her "Robin Hood" outlaw story. Suzanne is a mother of 3 boys, all by different fathers, who is an 8th grade history teacher in LA. She spends her summers robbing fast food restaurants and stealing American muscle cars. She made her decision to become an outlaw when she learned her great-great-great-great-great-grandfather was Joaquin Murietta, an outlaw from Old West times. Suzanne decides to up her game to stealing $450,000 wor [...]


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