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The Fallen: a book

4 Ratings: 4.3
T. Jefferson Parker's police thriller about a Human Lie Detector

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4 reviews about The Fallen: a book
review by . November 20, 2010
The color of lying
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 …
review by . July 07, 2010
T. Jefferson Parker is my new favorite author! I don't understand why his novels haven't been snapped up by Hollywood and turned into movies because I'm sure they'd be blockbusters.    The Fallen is about San Diego homicide detective Robbie Brownlaw, who sees the words that people speak as colored shapes. Synesthesia is what it's called and Detective Brownlaw acquired his remarkable ability as the result of a fall - a long fall out of a window.  …
Quick Tip by . June 29, 2010
T.Jefferson Parker is my newest favorite author. His characters are real, not suave, sophisticated clones.
review by . December 09, 2009
   This book was unbearably slow with virtually no suspense as the main character (Robbie Brownlaw) is never in danger during the entire story. I kept expecting the something bad to occur to him as he was investigating corruption within the police and political arena while trying to solve a murder. Additionally, Robbie has the ability to tell when people are lying (he sees red triangles coming out of the speaker's mouth when they are lying) but that ability comes into to play very little. …
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