L.A. Outlaws (Charlie Hood Novel)

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. Now she and the rookie deputy are on the run for their lives.

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By James (Scottsdale, AZ) · ★★★★★ · November 25, 2014
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 d... ...more
By TK421 · ★★★★☆ · March 13, 2013
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 p... ...more
By Cathy (Saint Augustine, FL) · ★★★★☆ · May 26, 2013
Happily four and one-half stars…**** 1/2

In 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 o... ...more
By Mike (Erie, PA) · ★★★★★ · January 29, 2015
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 Goodreads friends for bring T. Jefferson Parker to my attention. ...more
By Tom (The United States) · ★★★★☆ · February 24, 2015
L.A. is being gripped by a modern day Jessie James calling herself
Allison Muriett, her real identity unknown. She steals beautiful
things and donates a good bit to charity. No one is hurt until a job
ends with ten dead gangsters and a half million in diamonds missing.
Rookie Deputy Charlie Hood dis... ...more
By Dede (The United States) · ★★★☆☆ · April 19, 2011
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 d... ...more
By Peter · ★★★☆☆ · December 19, 2014
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 th... ...more
By Ellen (Libertyville, IL) · ★★☆☆☆ · June 18, 2014
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, t... ...more
By David (Carson, CA) · ★★★☆☆ · July 10, 2011
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... ...more
By Jennifer (San Marino, CA) · ★☆☆☆☆ · June 23, 2014
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 wr... ...more