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Parker, T. Jefferson (Author); Crais, Robert & Connelly, Michael (Signatories). WHERE SERPENTS LIE. New York City, NY: Hyperion Books, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 432 pages. As New/As New.

The author's sixth novel. One of the author's finest achievements in mid-career. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. "What T. Jefferson Parker does so well is to bind his characters tightly to the territory in which they live and die, the mostly scorched and urbanized but occasionally still-pristine turf of Southern California's Orange County. When he's not running the Crimes Against Youth unit at the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Terry Naughton sits in a cave in Laguna Canyon, drinking tequila, smoking cigars, and trying to understand the twisted mind of a particularly vicious child molester called The Horridus. The serpents of the title are real, as is the terror Parker manages to evoke with the intense power of his writing" (Library Journal). "I knew that there was no way that Lauren would ever have her childhood replaced with a better one. Lauren had the resigned eyes and the aura of passive invincibility found in nearly all children who have escaped to the last place they can go, to the private, silent cave of their own selves" (T. Jefferson Parker on a six-year-old character who is sold off to a prostitution ring by her own parents). A "must-have" title for T. Jefferson Parker collectors. This copy is prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by T. Jefferson Parker. Uniquely, it also has remarkable handwritten blurbs on the back page (like blurbs on the back of the DJ) by two fellow writer/admirers: " 'Riveting' - Robert Crais" (in blue fountain pen) and " 'Gut-wrenching' - Michael Connelly" (in black fountain pen). This title has been out-of-print as a hardcover for a very long time even though it went into subsequent printing. This is the only such signed and "blurbed" copy of the First Hardcover Edition available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty, the ultimate collector's copy. A rare, one-of-a-kind signed copy thus. One of the finest living American mystery writers. A flawless collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER T. JEFFERSON PARKER TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 0786862874. $150.00

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