Synopses & Reviews
Boston P.I. Spenser returns heading west to the rich man's haven of Potshot, Arizona, a former mining town reborn as a paradise for Los Angeles millionaires looking for a place to escape the pressures of their high-flying lifestyles. Potshot overcame its rough reputation as a rendezvous for old-time mountain men who lived off the land, thanks to a healthy infusion of new blood and even newer money. But when this western idyll is threatened by a local gang a twenty-first-century posse of desert rats, misfits, drunks, and scavengers the local police seem powerless.
Led by a charismatic individual known only as The Preacher, this motley band of thieves selectively exploits the town, nurturing it as a source of wealth while systematically robbing the residents blind. Enter Spenser, called in to put the group out of business and establish a police force who can protect the town. Calling on his own cadre of cohorts, including Vinnie Morris, Bobby Horse, Chollo Bernard J. Fortunato, as well as the redoubtable Hawk, Spenser must find a way to beat the gang at their own dangerous game.
"The Spenser series remains fresh after 28 novels in about 30 years....Genuinely scary villains, sassy dialogue, a deliciously convoluted mystery with roots in the classic western and Parker's pristine way with words result in another memorable case." Publishers Weekly
"Here's a real treat for fans of the long-running Spenser series: a sort of class reunion in which Spenser and all his favorite fellow tough guys get together to trade quips and bang a few heads....If the idea of mixing The Magnificent Seven with a touch of Blazing Saddles appeals to you, saddle up with Spenser and Hawk." Bill Ott, Booklist
"There is a trick to keeping the faith with an old hero without letting him slip into redundancy, or worse, self-parody, and in Potshot, his 28th novel in the series, Parker shows us exactly how he does it." Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
The town of Potshot, Arizona, is under siege by a band of murderous marauders, and the law is helpless to stop them. But now there's a new gun in town Boston P.I. Spenser and he's gathered a posse of the best and baddest to back him up.
Murderous marauders lay siege to the small town of Potshot, Arizona, and the law is helpless to stop them. But when Boston P.I. Spenser comes to town, he gathers a posse of the best and the baddest to back him up.
About the Author
Robert B. Parker is the author of more than thirty-three books, including the bestselling Hush Money and Hugger Mugger. He lives in Boston.