The Room of White Fire

The Room of White Fire Review

For fans of Michael Connelly and CJ Box, a stirring thriller from New York Times bestseller and award winner T. Jefferson Parker: The Room of White Fire is the tale of a private investigator tasked with hunting down a returned soldier broken and made dangerous by his experiences at war.

A young soldier shattered by war, on the run from a mental institute. A P.I. carrying his own vicious wounds hired to track that soldier down. A race against the clock to bring the soldier home before he reveals the secret that haunts him.

Roland Ford once a cop, then a marine, now a private investigator is good at finding people. But when he's asked to locate air force veteran Clay Hickman, he realizes he's been drawn into something deep and dark. He knows the weight of war, having served as a marine in First Fallujah; he also knows the nightmare of indescribable personal pain, as only two years have passed since his young wife's sudden death. What he doesn't know is why a shroud of secrecy hangs over the disappearance of Clay Hickman and why he's getting a different story from everyone involved.

To begin with, there's the teenage girl who helped Clay escape: she's smart enough to fend off Ford's questions but impetuous enough to be on the run with an armed and dangerous man. Then there's Clay's attractive doctor, who clearly cares deeply for his welfare but is impossible to read, even as she inspires in Ford the first desire he has felt since his wife's death. And there's the proprietor of the mental institute who is as enigmatic as he is brash, and ambitious to the point of being ruthless; what could Clay possibly know to make this search so desperate?

Soon, what began as just a job becomes a life-and-death obsession for Ford, pitting him against immensely powerful and treacherous people and forcing him to contend with chilling questions about truth, justice, and the American way.

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  • Karl

    The book “The Room of White Fire” by T. Jefferson Parker is the second book from the list of 2018 nominees for best P.I. novel. We are introduced to the P.I. Roland Ford, a melancholy and damaged ...

  • Cheryl

    "It got my monster up. That's for sure."Roland Ford is a widower, a private investigator, ex-cop and Marine veteran. He is hired by the owner of an exclusive (NOTE: expensive) mental facility to track...

  • Sebastien Castell

    I keep looking for private eye thrillers that I can enjoy, but the usual suspects leave me cold. I’ll pick up a Patterson or a Child or any of the other big names and within a page I’m regretting ...

  • Cheryl

    Private investigator Roland Ford, a former Marine and police officer, has been hired to help locate a young man, Clay Hickman, who served in the Air Force in Afghanistan. After his discharge, Hickman ...

  • Lisa

    Parker weaves all the best of classic noir fiction into a thoroughly modern, beautifully written novel about the horrors of war, loss, and, ultimately, redemption. Twisting, psychologically astute, an...

  • Chloe

    Do we, as the Greatest Country on Earth, use torture ? We condemn it loudly and we point fingers at others for doing it. Are those messages telling everyone WE would never sink so low? I think that's ...

  • Cheryl

    I was intrigued to start reading this book after reading the summary. It started out fine. Roland is fine as a main lead. Yet, my issues with this book became apparent early on in the story. The story...

  • Kelsie Maxwell

    The Room of White Fire is totally engrossing. Enough mystery to intrigue. Enough action to excite. Characters you can't quite relate to but wish you could. The male characters, for the most part, have...

  • Valerie

    This was a very difficult book for me to read due to the subject matter. It is very well written and is an action packed novel, having to do with our country's 'war on terror.' Private investigator Ro...

  • Viva

    Pros: Easy to read with likeable characters.Cons: Very slow to get to the point. I found it too wordy, too much writing without a lot going on. It couldn't keep my interest and I had to struggle to co...