A bitter divorce is only the beginning. First the father hires thugs to kidnap his son. Then the mother hires Spenser to get the boy back. But as soon as Spenser senses the lay of the land, he decides to do some kidnapping of his own.With a contract out on his life, he heads for the Maine... show more
A bitter divorce is only the beginning. First the father hires thugs to kidnap his son. Then the mother hires Spenser to get the boy back. But as soon as Spenser senses the lay of the land, he decides to do some kidnapping of his own.With a contract out on his life, he heads for the Maine woods, determined to give a puny 15 year old a crash course in survival and to beat his dangerous opponents at their own brutal game.
Publish date: April 5th 1992
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
Series: Spenser 4 (#7)
An odd one, this. Other reviewers seemed to have lapped it up even while pointing out the fine ethical/deeply questionable line Spenser walks here. Spenser plays Pygmalion and personally the White Knight routine didn’t sit well with me at all but that may have been because I wouldn’t have swallowed ...
When Spenser is hired by a divorcee to bring back her kidnapped son from his father, he gets more than he bargained for. Paul's parents are using him as a pawn and neither really want him around. Spenser winds up taking the kid under his wing and soon has someone gunning for him...Of the Spensers I'...
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Hum. Something Spenser would say, or perhaps Susan or Hawk for that matter. Hum, what to say about Early Autumn?Certainly a change of pace for Spenser, this book delves deeper into Spenser's character like never before. Who is this guy Spenser; what makes him tick? Some answers are found in this...
I've read quite a few books in the Spenser series, but this was the last one I read and my notes state: "corny, macho drivel." So my guess is that this particular book in the series just didn't do it for me.