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 heavy-handed developer is trying to buy up Henry's condo on Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, find a trail leading to a mysterious and ...
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 heavy-handed developer is trying to buy up Henry's condo on Revere Beach and sends thugs to move the process along. Soon Spenser and his apprentice, Zebulon Sixkill, find a trail leading to a mysterious and beautiful woman, a megalomaniacal Las Vegas kingpin, and plans to turn to a chunk of land north of Boston into a sprawling casino. Bitter rivals emerge, alliances turn, and the uglier pieces of the Boston political machine look to put an end to Spenser's investigation. Aspiration, greed, and twisted dreams all focus on the old Wonderland dog track where the famous amusement park once fronted the ocean. For Spenser and Z, this simple favor to Henry will become the fight of their lives.
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Some things should live their natural life and then die with grace and dignity. Spenser, Hawk and Susan are figments of Parker's imagination and should have been allowed the dignity to pass with him.
Ace Adkins just doesn't cut it. He simply isn't the intellectual equal of Parker and it shows in the story line and in the characterizations. Overwritten in most parts it hurts to read. Spencer and Hawk are doing things they would have never done and, oh, just take my word for it or don't,
But if you absolutely have to have your Spenser fix, look for a used copy. It will hurt less.
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