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Publisher Comments:

In 1974, a revolutionary group calling itself The Dread Scott Brigade held up the Old Shawmut Bank in Boston's Audubon Circle. Money was stolen. And a woman named Emily Gordon, a visitor in town cashing traveler's checks, was shot and killed. No one saw who shot her. Despite security-camera photos and a letter from the group claiming responsibility, the perpetrators have remained at large for nearly three decades.

Enter Paul Giacomin, the closest thing to a son Spenser has. Twice before, Spenser's come to the young man's assistance; and now Paul is thirty-seven, his troubled past behind him. When Paul's friend Daryl Gordon-daughter of the long-gone Emily-decides she needs closure regarding her mother's death, it's Spenser she turns to. The lack of clues and a missing FBI intelligence report force Spenser to reach out in every direction-to Daryl's estranged, hippie father, to Vinnie Morris and the mob, to the mysterious Ives-testing his resourcefulness and his courage.

Taut, tense, and expertly crafted, this is Robert B. Parker at his storytelling best.

Review:

"[Spenser's] latest adventure, the twenty-ninth, showcases the strengths of the series: well-developed characters, a deftly constructed plot, dialogue that is witty and crisp without sounding pretentious, evocative settings, and that Parker extra, a clearly defined and beautifully executed moral code....A terrific addition to the Spenser canon." Booklist, starred review

Review:

"Like it or not, Parker has made male posturing into an art form." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Spenser tries to solve a 30-year-old murder as a favor to an old friend in this brilliant new mystery from the Grand Master. The lack of clues and a missing FBI intelligence report force Spenser to reach out in every direction, testing his resourcefulness and his courage.

About the Author

Robert B. Parker is the bestselling author of more than forty books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399149771
Author:
Parker, Robert B.
Publisher:
Putnam Adult
Author:
Parker, Robert B.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Massachusetts
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Boston
Subject:
Spenser
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Spenser Mystery
Series Volume:
90-72
Publication Date:
20030310
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.24x6.32x1.26 in. 1.40 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 304 pages G. P. Putnam's Sons - English 9780399149771 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[Spenser's] latest adventure, the twenty-ninth, showcases the strengths of the series: well-developed characters, a deftly constructed plot, dialogue that is witty and crisp without sounding pretentious, evocative settings, and that Parker extra, a clearly defined and beautifully executed moral code....A terrific addition to the Spenser canon."
"Review" by , "Like it or not, Parker has made male posturing into an art form."
"Synopsis" by , Spenser tries to solve a 30-year-old murder as a favor to an old friend in this brilliant new mystery from the Grand Master. The lack of clues and a missing FBI intelligence report force Spenser to reach out in every direction, testing his resourcefulness and his courage.
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