In the detective business, Spenser sometimes has to bend the law. Other times, to break it. But he lives by his own inviolate rules.
But when Susan's desperate letter arrives, Spenser doesn't think twice. His best friend, Hawk, faces a life sentence. And the woman he loves has gotten herself into even bigger trouble. Now Spenser has to free them both . . . even if it means breaking his own rules to do it.
Praise for Robert B. Parker:
'Nobody does it better' Publishers Weekly
'Tougher, stronger, better educated, and far more amusing than Sam Spade, Phil Marlowe or Lewis Archer . . . Spenser gives the connoisseur of that rare combination of good detective fiction and good literature a chance to indulge himself' Boston Globe
'Spenser is a constant revelation for even long-time Parker fans' Milwaukee Sentinel
'One of the great series in the history of the detective story' New York Times Book Review
'Reading Parker is like swimming downstream in a river of adrenaline' Boston Observer
'Robert Parker is still top gun in the tough-guy school of fiction' Playboy
'Spenser gives the tribe of hard-boiled wonders a new vitality and complexity' Chicago Sun-Times
'The sassiest, funniest, most-enjoyable-to-read-about private eye around today... the legitimate heir to the Hammett-Chandler-Macdonald tradition' Cincinnati Post
'Reading a Spenser novel is like a family reunion - it makes one feel good' Library Journal