Synopses & Reviews
Old friends. Small favors. Bitter rivals. Stirred together, it all makes for one explosive cocktail. Spenser can feel the heat stretching from Boston to Vegasand#151;and people are about to get burned.
Henry Cimoli and Spenser have been friends for years, yet the old boxing trainer has never asked the private eye for a favor. Until now. A developer is trying to buy up Henry's condo on Revere Beachand#151;with a push from local thugs. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, are on the trail of a mysterious woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and a shady plan to turn a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. As alliances shift and twisted dreams surface, the Boston political machine looks to end Spenser's investigation one way or anotherand#151;and once and for all.
and#147;Atkinsand#133;has managed to nudge this venerable series in a new direction while staying true to its core, seemingly channeling its creator at every turn. Itand#8217;s a magnificent accomplishment that is not to be missed.and#8221; and#151;Bookreporter.com
Praise for Robert B. Parkerand#8217;s Spenser Novels:
and#8220;A-Grade Parker.and#8221;and#8212;Chicago Sun-Times
and#8220;A must-read.and#8221; and#8212;Boston Herald
and#8220;Superb.and#8221;and#8212;The Associated Press
and#8220;A page-turner.and#8221; and#8212;The Boston Globe
and#8220;One hot mystery.and#8221;and#8212;The Washington Postand#160;
and#8220;A kinky whodunitand#8230;snappyand#8230;sexy.and#8221;and#8212;Entertainment Weekly
and#8220;Delicious fun. Bottom line: A merry Widow.and#8221;and#8212;People
and#8220;Outrageously entertaining.and#8221;and#8212;The New York Times Book Review
and#8220;Spenser can still punch, sleuth, and wisecrack with the best of them.and#8221;and#8212;Publishers Weekly
and#8220;Smooth as silk.and#8221;and#8212;Orlando Sentinel
and#8220;[A] canand#8217;t-put-it-down story.and#8221;and#8212;San Francisco Chronicle
and#8220;As brisk and clever as always.and#8221;and#8212;Los Angeles Times Book Review
and#8220;Full of action, suspense, and thrills.and#8221;and#8212;Playboy
An extraordinary new Spenser novel from the beloved New York Times-bestselling author.
On location in Boston, bad-boy actor Jumbo Nelson is accused of the rape and murder of a young woman. From the start the case seems fishy, so the Boston PD calls on Spenser to investigate. The situation doesn't look good for Jumbo, whose appetites for food, booze, and sex are as outsized as his name. He was the studio's biggest star, but he's become their biggest liability.
In the course of the investigation, Spenser encounters Jumbo's bodyguard: a young, former football-playing Native American named Zebulon Sixkill. Sixkill acts tough, but Spenser sees something more within the young man. Despite the odd circumstances, the two forge an unlikely alliance, with Spenser serving as mentor for Sixkill. As the case grows darker and secrets about both Jumbo and the dead girl come to light, it's Spenser-with Sixkill at his side-who must put things right.
A bad-boy movie star named Jumbo pushes the limits of his reputation when he's accused of rape and murder. When the Boston PD calls on Spencer, he meets Jumbo's young bodyguard, Zebulon Sixkill, and the two form an unlikely alliance. It's a high profile case for Spenser, but the Hollywood secrets he uncovers are sordidly unsavory- and not just those of the accused...
About the Author
Robert B. Parker
was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, the novels featuring Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, he died in January 2010.
Ace Atkins is the author of thirteen novels, including the New York Times bestsellerand#160;Robert B. Parker's Lullabyand#160;. He was nominated for an Edgar Award for Best Novel in 2012 for The Ranger, the first book in his Quinn Colson series, which also includes The Lost Onesand#160;and The Broken Places. Atkins, whom the bestselling author Michael Connelly has called and#147;one of the best crime writers working today,and#8221; lives on a farm outside Oxford, Mississippi.