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Full Measure: A Novel

by T. Jefferson Parker
Read by Snyder Jay

Macmillan Audio | October 7, 2014 | Audio Book (CD)

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"A tense and compelling drama of the wars without and the wars within--and of the flame of violence that burns through the American psyche." --T.C. Boyle, New York Times bestselling author of The Women

"Stunning . . . [Parker is] a brave and daring writer." --Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author of Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy

"A great American family novel. . . . Parker is playing in the same league as John Steinbeck." --Stephen Harrigan, author of The Gates of the Alamo and Remember Ben Clayton

Patrick Norris has seen the worst that Afghanistan has to offer-excruciating heat, bitter cold, and death waiting behind every rock as comrades are blown to pieces by bombs and snipers. He returns home exhilarated by his new freedom and eager to realize his dream of a sport fishing business. But he is shocked to learn that the avocado ranch his family has owned for generations in the foothills of San Diego has been destroyed by a massive wildfire and the parents he loves are facing ruin.

Ted Norris worships his brother and yearns for his approval. Gentle by nature, but tormented by strange fixations with a dark undercurrent, Ted is drawn into a circle of violent, criminal misfits. His urgent quest to prove himself threatens to put those he loves in peril.

Patrick puts his own plans on hold to save the family's home and falls in love with Iris, a beautiful and unusual woman, when disaster strikes. When Ted's plan for redemption goes terribly wrong, he tries to disappear. Desperate to find his brother and salvage what remains of his family, Patrick must make an agonizing choice.

Three-time Edgar Award-winner T. Jefferson Parker is known for his many bestselling crime novels, from Laguna Heat to The Famous and the Dead. Full Measure marks a departure; it is a literary novel that explores many subjects, among them the bonds of loyalty between brothers.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.94 × 5.05 × 0.86 in

Published: October 7, 2014

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1427244413

ISBN - 13: 9781427244413

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Full Measure: A Novel

Full Measure: A Novel

by T. Jefferson Parker
Read by Snyder Jay

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.94 × 5.05 × 0.86 in

Published: October 7, 2014

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1427244413

ISBN - 13: 9781427244413

From the Publisher

"A tense and compelling drama of the wars without and the wars within--and of the flame of violence that burns through the American psyche." --T.C. Boyle, New York Times bestselling author of The Women

"Stunning . . . [Parker is] a brave and daring writer." --Lisa See, New York Times bestselling author of Shanghai Girls and Dreams of Joy

"A great American family novel. . . . Parker is playing in the same league as John Steinbeck." --Stephen Harrigan, author of The Gates of the Alamo and Remember Ben Clayton

Patrick Norris has seen the worst that Afghanistan has to offer-excruciating heat, bitter cold, and death waiting behind every rock as comrades are blown to pieces by bombs and snipers. He returns home exhilarated by his new freedom and eager to realize his dream of a sport fishing business. But he is shocked to learn that the avocado ranch his family has owned for generations in the foothills of San Diego has been destroyed by a massive wildfire and the parents he loves are facing ruin.

Ted Norris worships his brother and yearns for his approval. Gentle by nature, but tormented by strange fixations with a dark undercurrent, Ted is drawn into a circle of violent, criminal misfits. His urgent quest to prove himself threatens to put those he loves in peril.

Patrick puts his own plans on hold to save the family's home and falls in love with Iris, a beautiful and unusual woman, when disaster strikes. When Ted's plan for redemption goes terribly wrong, he tries to disappear. Desperate to find his brother and salvage what remains of his family, Patrick must make an agonizing choice.

Three-time Edgar Award-winner T. Jefferson Parker is known for his many bestselling crime novels, from Laguna Heat to The Famous and the Dead. Full Measure marks a departure; it is a literary novel that explores many subjects, among them the bonds of loyalty between brothers.

About the Author

Novelist T. Jefferson Parker was born in Los Angeles, California in 1953. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, in 1976, and initially worked as a reporter for a weekly newspaper. While writing for the Daily Pilot, he won three Orange County Press Club Awards. His first novel, Laguna Heat, was made into an HBO movie starring Harry Hamlin, Jason Robards and Rip Torn. His other works include The Triggerman's Dance, Where Serpents Lie, The Blue Hour, Red Light, and Cold Pursuit. Silent Joe and California Girl won the Mystery Writers of America's Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2002 and 2005 respectively. Silent Joe also received the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Best Mystery/Thriller. When not working on his books, Parker spends his time with his family, hiking, hunting and fishing, and playing tennis. He enjoys diving, snorkeling, and travel.