The Professional

The Professional

Book - 2010
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The wives of Boston's wealthiest men have a mutual secret: they all had an affair with the same cad who's blackmailing them, and Spenser's been hired to stop him. But when the wives start dying one by one, Spenser's new case becomes murder.
Publisher: New York :, Berkley Books,, 2010.
Edition: Berkley premiun ed.
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9780425236307
Characteristics: 332 pages :,map ;,19 cm.


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Mar 08, 2017

Complicated bad guy and very complicated ladies who "just can't help themselves" around this Lothario. Lot more action in staid old Boston than I would have credited.

Nov 18, 2016

lots of nice quotes, which the ones by Atkins don't always seem to have, though if I remember right the last one by Atkins did.

Apr 26, 2016

Someone kidnapped my family at the exchange and receipts keep charging them for federal reserve which is department human services they don't do shit for family.

Dec 31, 2015

This is as delicate as any case a private investigator might handle. PI Spenser is hired to stop a blackmailer from exposing his simultaneous affairs with several married, rich women without notifying any spouse or the authorities. The selfish lothario, Gary Eisenhower, who possesses a gifted womanizing prowess, rationalizes that to maintain his expensive “hobby” (pursuing married women) he needs to blackmail them too. The whole situation gives Spenser questions to ponder with his psychologist girl friend Susan Silverman and other associates as he matches wits with a tenacious yet appealing character. Writer Robert B. Parker is in splendid form with the wise-cracking Spenser and the case which starts to drag on his time but that is only before he can get the full story.

Feb 04, 2012

It's not my first Parker, but I'm not sure if it's my first Spencer. I'll have to look it up. This is one laid back P.I. Kinda Zen-Psychologist-Humanist-Cool guy. Good read, even though I'm not sure this kinda guy exist in reality. Or in novels even. Take the time to read this. Your blood pressure will surely thank you...

Nov 28, 2011

Classic Spenser, classic Parker. He will be missed.

Jan 13, 2011

Book #38 Not Yet Held

Mar 18, 2010

Sadly, the last of the Spenser novels. Robert Parker will be greatly missed.

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