The Fallen

  • Title: The Fallen
  • Author: T. Jefferson Parker
  • ISBN: 9780060562397
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • The Fallen A good cop Robbie Brownlaw was thrown from a sixth floor window of a downtown hotel and miraculously survived The traumatic incident left Robbie with a fast track career in the San Diego P D s Homici
    A good cop, Robbie Brownlaw was thrown from a sixth floor window of a downtown hotel and miraculously survived The traumatic incident left Robbie with a fast track career in the San Diego P.D s Homicide division and a rare neurological condition that enables him to see people s emotional words as colored shapes green trapezoids of envy, red squares of deception A good cop, Robbie Brownlaw was thrown from a sixth floor window of a downtown hotel and miraculously survived The traumatic incident left Robbie with a fast track career in the San Diego P.D s Homicide division and a rare neurological condition that enables him to see people s emotional words as colored shapes green trapezoids of envy, red squares of deception .Another good man lies dead in a blood splattered Ford Explorer an ex cop turned ethics investigator whose private life was torn open by unthinkable tragedy Whether Garrett Asplundh s death was suicide or murder isn t immediately apparent but it s soon clear to Robbie and his smart, tough partner, McKenzie Cortez, that Garrett had hard evidence of sex, scandal, and corruption spreading deep into local government But pursuing the truth could prove emotionally devastating than Robbie ever imagined.

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    About T. Jefferson Parker


    1. 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


    671 Comments


    1. I like it when I find a good thriller. :D :D :D *throws on keeper pile*

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    2. My local reading friend and I both love mysteries so we were talking about writers who won or were nominated for the yearly Edgars. From there we went on a venture to find and read as many authors as possible in that category. T. Jefferson Parker was Sandy’s find and she was bragging about him from the first book. I was reading Michael Connelly and figured he couldn’t be as good as she felt he was because I had never heard of him. Wrong once again. Great book, great characters and great plot [...]

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    3. RATING: 4.5PROTAGONIST: SETTING: CaliforniaSERIES: StandaloneRobbie Brownlaw is a homicide detective in San Diego, California. One day, he is eating a meal when he sees that a hotel across the street has caught fire. He dashes over to help out, rescuing several people. However, the last person he tries to help turns on him and throws him out of a hotel window, six floors up. Against all odds, Robbie survives. The main after-effect is that he now has synesthesia, a neurological condition where yo [...]

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    4. I really liked this book, glad I picked it up from a friend. Good characterizations, a likable hero. Well-written, and I wasn't sure of the killer until the end. A dark story of corruption and self-importance among the powerful in San Diego, and also of love and loss. I found it hard to put down.

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    5. Very unusual book by having the detective suffer from synesthesia - it's a neurological condition that mixes up your senses. In his case, he can see a person's emotions by the 'colors' and 'shapes' of words when people are talking. Not only was the mystery interesting, I found myself intently searching for the next mention of a red square, or a yellow trapezoid. Loved the twist with this!!

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    6. This was the 1st free book I found on my new "ibooks" app for my phone. Because it was free, I was apprehensive as to whether it would be a good read. As it turned out, I really enjoyed it, and am looking up more of T. Jefferson Parker's books.There were many characters, but they were developed enough to follow as the plot progressed. The story takes place in beautiful San Diego, California. (And, beautiful Sacramento was mentioned once in the book -- go Kings!) The main character, Robbie Brownl [...]

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    7. Robbie Brownlaw is high on life, working at the job he's always wanted and married to the girl of his dreams. He's about to learn one of life's most important lessons, however; everything can change in the blink of an eye. Brownlaw is one of the most interesting fictional detectives on my reading list. As The Fallen opens, he's literally taking a fall, from the 6th story of a burning San Diego hotel. He survives, but develops synesthesia. In his case, Robbie can see colors representative of the [...]

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    8. Interesting. Nothing outstanding however.

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    9. This was okay. I have really enjoyed Parker's earlier books Pacific Beat Laguna Heat but some of his more recent books have been somewhat disappointing this and Storm Runners both feel like they were written more quickly or without the same level of attention. The characters here are decent, but I felt that they could have been more developed, I would have liked to have seen more dialogue to see how the characters interacted, rather than being told by the narrator, which would have been interest [...]

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    10. The cover blurb of this book had me intrigued;"There was nothing special about San Diego detective Robbie Brownlow, until he plunged six storeys from a burning hotel. He was left with broken bones, a large scar, and synesthesia - a condition where words take on shapes and colours that indicate the speaker's emotions. " but I'm sorry to say it's not lived up to expectations. For me, the Synethesia angle was really underplayed. While I didn't want chapter & verse on what colours & shapes R [...]

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    11. *Rating: 3.5*Okay I have be honest. I expexted much less from this book. There are many things i would prefer differently, but it was actually a very nice book.This is what i call "traditional crime story".A detective, a partner, and a killer to be found. I didn't see any special use of the character's "gift" rather than just being there as a part of his personal story. Every lie told in this book by someone, was already established by the readed before his special gift detected it.Other than th [...]

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    12. Perhaps the best crime novel I've ever read. Author Parker is gifted. San Diego homicide detective Robbie Brownlaw is an intriguing protagonist. His synesthesia is a blessing and a curse. Inarguably, it makes him a better investigator. If you like whodunits, this is a must-read.

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    13. Not read anything by this author before but really enjoyed it. A good sign of thriller/detective story is when I couldn't put down the last chapter. I actually abandoned my kids to defend themselves on Sunday morning while I finished off this book.

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    14. Another terrific story by T. Jefferson Park. Wonder if a series will continue with Detectives Robbie Brownlaw and McKenzie Cortez . . . Hoping so!

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    15. Started gooduld have ended 3 chapters earlier.

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    16. I wonder if Mr. Parker leads a really sad and depressed life. Most successful writers will say that an aspiring writer should write what he knows. Judging by most of the offerings by Parker that I've read, he must really know depression.The hero of this story is Robbie, a detective who has been promoted early, primarily because of a highly publicized incident in which he was thrown out of a tall building and lived to tell about it. Since the accident, Robbie has developed an extra-sensory gift\c [...]

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    17. Homicide Detective Robbie Brownlaw was promoted a few years ago after a crazed arsonist threw him out of a sixth-floor window. He obviously survived to tell the tale, but he was left with a form of synesthesia--he sees people's words as colored shapes. He's learned to use this ability as a primitive lie detector. He's called in when a former cop is found murdered. My attention wandered a bit a lot while I was reading this, but I can't say it was necessarily the book's fault; I've got a lot going [...]

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    18. I don't think I have ever read a Jefferson Parker novel before, but I have certainly read many similar books. Most similar, I would say, was Red Dragon (and in fact one review made reference to Harris).Unfortunately I did not find this any where near as enjoyable as Red Dragon. I could definitely feel the similarities, but I would be hard pressed to say it was a homage or inspiration, over a slightly poorly done copy.The "love story" throughout felt like it had been thrown in to fill a quota, on [...]

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    19. I found The Fallen to be a very compelling book. Robbie Browlaw is labeled a hero after he was tossed out of a seven story window by a disturbed man who had set fire to the hotel. Robbie survived and now has the ability to "see" emotions as people speak. Their words are accompanied by shapes, the color and size indicative of their feelings. Red for lies, black for hatred, yellow for fear, green for envy, etc. This comes in quite handy as Robbie investigates homicides for the San Diego Police Dep [...]

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    20. In The Fallen, Homicide detective Robbie Brownlaw, after being thrown out of a 6th floor window and receiving minor brain injuries, now sees shapes and colors denoting the emotions of a person when they speak. This is just one form of a condition called synesthesia. When a member of the Ethics Authority is murdered, Brownlaw finds himself on the case and in the middle of a web of corruption involving members of the San Diego elite from the police department all the way up to the office of the ma [...]

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    21. Homicide Detective Robbie Brownlaw was thrown from a building three years ago and ended up with synethesia, a neurological condition where your senses get mixed up. Now when people talk to him he can see their voices as colored shapes triggered by their emotions. This is a great help to him when working on cases because he can now tell when suspects are lying. He is now assigned to the murder of Garrett Asplundh who was shot in his car under a San Diego bridge. Asplundh was an investigator for t [...]

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    22. San Diego Homicide Policeman Robbie Brownlaw suffers a head trauma that causes his senses to get mixed up. He sees conversations as colored shapes that reflect the speakers' emotions. This is an asset a built-in truth detector. Former policeman Garrett Asplundh, now an ethics investigator, is shot dead while waiting for a meeting with his estranged wife. Asplundh had uncovered a widespread corruption scandal—and unleashed plenty of enemies, including city officials, a financier and a purveyor [...]

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    23. THE FALLEN (Police Procedural-San Diego-Cont) – G+Parker, T. Jefferson – 12th bookWilliam Morrow, 2006- HardcoverDetective Robbie Brownlaw was thrown from a 6th floor window and survived. But one result is that he now has synesthesia which causes him to see shapes that represent the emotions behind people’s words. When ethics investigator Garrett Asplundh is found murdered, it leads Brownlaw into an investigation filled with political corruption, prostitution, and personal crises. *** Park [...]

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    24. I'm very glad I stumbled across this author, although I was somewhat disappointed to find that this particular story, is a stand alone novel. Mr. Parker does have a couple of other recurring characters stories, but San Diego Detective Robbie Brownlaw is not among those. Still, I fully enjoyed the story and the fact that Mr. Parker has given his protagonist an unique ability, as he has been classified as having synesthesia. Detective Brownlaw's special gift, is that he can see emotions, when some [...]

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    25. Being a fan of police procedurals, I’ve been recommended to dive into the work of Jefferson T. Parker. So far I’ve enjoyed Silent Joe and California Girl, and some of the Charlie Hood series. I have conflicting impressions about The Fallen. I adored the compelling characterization of Robbie Brownlaw and that’s why I’m giving this book a 3-star rating, but I didn’t enjoy the storyline, nor the plot. Overall this book depressed me a bit and I couldn’t wait to finish it. Don’t get me [...]

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    26. This was one of those random finds on the public library's e-books list that was available for check out, all the popular ones were taken. So I decided what the heck, and was pleasantly surprised. This is essentially a suspense thriller, and it kept me engaged, certainly more engaged than Girl With The Dragon Tattoo did! Robbie Brownlaw is a cop who's life is good on all counts. He enjoys his job, is married to the love of his life, everything is hunky-dory till he is thrown out of a window on t [...]

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    27. Normally, I don't read traditional crime fiction, but I picked up T. Jefferson Parker's The Fallen at my local library book sale and I loved it! The main character, Robbie Brownlaw, is a cop with a unique ability; he's a synesthesist. He sees colored shapes while people are speaking, allowing him to tell if they are lying or not. This is a result of a nasty fall he took while trying to save someone from a burning building. The strain of his recovery and his new gift has worn thin for his longtim [...]

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    28. Although critics could not decide whether Brownlaw's synesthesia was a gimmicky element or not, they agreed that The Fallen is a riveting read__perhaps, claimed a few, not as good as the Edgar Award?winning California Girl and Silent Joe, but nearly so. This stand-alone classic police procedural, replete with its portrait of big-city crime and power-hungry politicians, follows a recognizable storyline. However, its lively writing, well-paced plot, rounded characters (from call girls to shady pol [...]

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