Everybody loves a winner, and the Rabbs are major league. Marty is the Red Sox star pitcher, Linda the loving wife. She loves everyone except the blackmailer out to wreck her life. Is Marty throwing fast balls or throwing games? It doesn't take long for Spenser to link Marty's performance with... show more
Everybody loves a winner, and the Rabbs are major league. Marty is the Red Sox star pitcher, Linda the loving wife. She loves everyone except the blackmailer out to wreck her life. Is Marty throwing fast balls or throwing games? It doesn't take long for Spenser to link Marty's performance with Linda's past...or to find himself trapped between a crazed racketeer and an enforcer toting an M-16. America's favorite pastime has suddenly become a very dangerous sport, and one wrong move means strike three, with Spenser out for good!
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: May 1st 1987
Pages no: 328
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
, Sports And Games
, Hard Boiled
Series: Spenser 4 (#3)
Not vintage Parker. He was still trying to find his Spenser voice... Things get better in later volumes, specially in terms of the dynamics between Spenser and Susan , which here are only in an embryonic state.
Great read. Easy to see how morals intertwine with life of characters. Recommend...number three on my quest to read all of Spenser by Parker. Wish I had started sooner.
Spencer and baseball, one of his first loves. I always enjoy early Spencer, with it's rich description and fleshed out mystery. Nothing says period piece quite like "paisley jacket." He goes undercover at the Boston Red Sox, travels to a small town in Illinois, then on to New York in his background...
A Red Sox bigwig hires Spenser to investigate a pitcher who he suspects has been intentionally blowing games. Spenser's investigations take him into a web of deceit and blackmail and the pitcher's wife is caught in the middle...Spenser is really growing on me. I have to admit I wasn't completely s...