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.
T. Jefferson Parker was born in Los Angeles and has lived all his life in Southern California. He was educated in public schools in Orange County, and earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Irvine, in 1976. His writing career began in 1978, with a job as a cub reporter on the weekly newspaper, The Newport Ensign. After covering police, city hall and cultural stories for the Ensign, Parker moved on to the Daily Pilot newspaper, where he won three Orange County Press Club awards for his articles. All the while he was tucking away stories and information that he would use in his first book.
When not working, Parker spends his time with his family, hiking, hunting and exercising his dogs. He cannot pass by a body of water without wanting to fish it. He enjoys rock hounding, cycling and being outdoors.
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