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Publisher Comments:

A troubled teenager accused of a horrific crime draws Spenser into one of the most desperate cases of his career.

Lily Ellsworth — erect, firm, white-haired, and stylish — is the grand dame of Dowling, Massachusetts, and possesses an iron will and a bottomless purse. When she hires Spenser to investigate her grandson Jared Clark's alleged involvement in a school shooting, Spenser is led into an inquiry that grows more harrowing at every turn. Though seven people were killed in cold blood, and despite Jared's being named as a co-conspirator by the other shooter, Mrs. Ellsworth is convinced of her grandson's innocence. Jared's parents are resigned to his fate, and the boy himself doesn't seem to care whether he goes to prison for a crime he might not have committed.

Review:

"Any new installment in Parker's long-running series starring tough, wisecracking Boston PI Spenser is a pleasure, and this time out high-maintenance girlfriend Susan Silverman is out of town, giving readers unfettered Spenser face time. The wealthy Lily Ellsworth hires Spenser to prove the innocence of her grandson, Jared Clark, accused of a Columbine High School — style shooting that has left five students and two teachers dead. Jared has confessed to the crime, and Spenser faces major opposition from local law enforcement officials, school authorities, dysfunctional parents, opposing lawyers and deadly gang-bangers. As always, Spenser solves the case in a surprising manner, shoots some bad guys and has several attractive women offer him sex, all of which he handles in his proficient, wisenheimer way. Susan's German shorthaired pointer Pearl gets a lot of attentive babysitting, but longtime sidekick Hawk is nowhere in evidence. Those who have stuck with Spenser as Parker invented (and set loose) other case-crackers will be rewarded once again with another solid installment in this fine, enduring series. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Robert B. Parker has been on a roll lately, so it is disappointing to report that the 33rd Spenser adventure is a letdown....The plot is a sloppy collage of high-profile incidents and individuals." Boston Globe

Review:

"One has to wonder what Robert Parker was thinking as he wrote his 33rd Spenser novel. Perhaps, 'I could do this in my sleep by now?' — and proved it?" Cleveland Plain Dealer

Review:

"The only flaw in this terrific performance is Parker's dialogue, which, though full of witty patter, often makes his characters sound as if they're reading an old-time-radio detective drama." Booklist

Review:

"Just when you thought the Spenser saga had tailed off into attitude and wryly clipped trash talk, Parker socks another home run with a tale ripped from not-so-recent headlines." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

When a Massachusetts boy is accused of mass murder, his socially prominent grandmother, who hires Spenser to investigate, is convinced of his innocence. But Spenser isn’t convinced of anything—except that there’s trouble ahead...

About the Author

Robert B. Parker has long been acknowledged as the dean of American crime fiction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780399153235
Author:
Parker, Robert B
Publisher:
Berkley
Author:
Parker, Robert B.
Subject:
Massachusetts
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Private investigators
Edition Description:
MM Picture Book
Series:
Spenser Mystery
Series Volume:
18
Publication Date:
20061003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.48x6.34x1.27 in. 1.39 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 304 pages Putnam Publishing Group - English 9780399153235 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Any new installment in Parker's long-running series starring tough, wisecracking Boston PI Spenser is a pleasure, and this time out high-maintenance girlfriend Susan Silverman is out of town, giving readers unfettered Spenser face time. The wealthy Lily Ellsworth hires Spenser to prove the innocence of her grandson, Jared Clark, accused of a Columbine High School — style shooting that has left five students and two teachers dead. Jared has confessed to the crime, and Spenser faces major opposition from local law enforcement officials, school authorities, dysfunctional parents, opposing lawyers and deadly gang-bangers. As always, Spenser solves the case in a surprising manner, shoots some bad guys and has several attractive women offer him sex, all of which he handles in his proficient, wisenheimer way. Susan's German shorthaired pointer Pearl gets a lot of attentive babysitting, but longtime sidekick Hawk is nowhere in evidence. Those who have stuck with Spenser as Parker invented (and set loose) other case-crackers will be rewarded once again with another solid installment in this fine, enduring series. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Robert B. Parker has been on a roll lately, so it is disappointing to report that the 33rd Spenser adventure is a letdown....The plot is a sloppy collage of high-profile incidents and individuals."
"Review" by , "One has to wonder what Robert Parker was thinking as he wrote his 33rd Spenser novel. Perhaps, 'I could do this in my sleep by now?' — and proved it?"
"Review" by , "The only flaw in this terrific performance is Parker's dialogue, which, though full of witty patter, often makes his characters sound as if they're reading an old-time-radio detective drama."
"Review" by , "Just when you thought the Spenser saga had tailed off into attitude and wryly clipped trash talk, Parker socks another home run with a tale ripped from not-so-recent headlines."
"Synopsis" by ,

When a Massachusetts boy is accused of mass murder, his socially prominent grandmother, who hires Spenser to investigate, is convinced of his innocence. But Spenser isn’t convinced of anything—except that there’s trouble ahead...

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