A Spenser novel from 1987. Not as good as the other books I have read by Parker.
Maybe it is because it is the earliest book of his that I have read, and his
writing had not matured. The main character is annoying. He tells the story and
comes across as a wine and food snob overly concerned with what clothes people
are wearing. His girlfriend is a shrink. He thinks he is funny. He isnít. He is
hired by a newspaper publisher to find out why his reporter was killed on assignment
to Wheaton, Mass. The plot involves Columbians, corrupt local cops, and cocaine.
Year Read: 2007
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