The Whisperers

The Whisperers

A Charlie Parker Thriller

Book - 2010
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"'Oh, little one,' he whispered, as he gently stroked her cheek, the first time he had touched her in fifteen years. 'What have they done to you? What have they done to us all?' "

In his latest dark and chilling Charlie Parker thriller, New York Times bestselling author John Connolly takes us to the border between Maine and Canada. It is there, in the vast and porous Great North Woods, that a dangerous smuggling operation is taking place, run by a group of disenchanted former soldiers, newly returned from Iraq. Illicit goods-drugs, cash, weapons, even people-are changing hands. And something else has changed hands. Something ancient and powerful and evil.

The authorities suspect something is amiss, but what they can't know is that it is infinitely stranger and more terrifying than anyone can imagine. Anyone, that is, except private detective Charlie Parker, who has his own intimate knowledge of the darkness in men's hearts. As the smugglers begin to die one after another in apparent suicides, Parker is called in to stop the bloodletting. The soldiers' actions and the objects they have smuggled have attracted the attention of the reclusive Herod, a man with a taste for the strange. And where Herod goes, so too does the shadowy figure that he calls the Captain. To defeat them, Parker must form an uneasy alliance with a man he fears more than any other, the killer known as the Collector. . . .

Publisher: New York : Atria Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9781439165195
Characteristics: 409 p. ; 24 cm.


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Oct 21, 2017

Like Defender, former military personnel hear voices, telling them to kill..

Jan 10, 2017

I am not disapppointed. This is the 3rd Charlie Parker novel I have read and I will keep going back for more. Great protagonist, interesting supporting characters. They are each unique and believable. And the stories are dark, fast-paced and spooky.

Sep 24, 2014

I agree with the August 9 2011 review where it says...."I'll give this one a pass".....

Sep 21, 2011

Too weird for my taste, and too slow moving.

Aug 09, 2011

I usually hang in there even when a book fails to grab me in the beginning, figuring it has to get better but I couldn't make myself finish this. One problem was setting up so many characters initially that you fail to connect with any of them. I have enjoyed previous books by this author but I'll give this one a pass.

Jan 29, 2011

John Connolly is a superb teller of stories. And I usually enjoy a supernatural story. Unfortunately, I could not complete this particular one due to the suicide element concern our Iraq vets. I am going to try one of his early books and see if I can complete it.

Jan 05, 2011

I really enjoy the Charlie Parker series. This book was great, very entertaining.

Sep 02, 2010

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