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Cold Service

Cold Service

Book - 2005
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When Spenser's closest ally, Hawk, is brutally injured and left for dead while protecting bookie Luther Gillespie, Spenser embarks on an epic journey to rehabilitate his friend in body and soul. Hawk, always proud, has never been dependent on anyone. Now he is forced to make connections: to accept the medical technology that will ensure his physical recovery, and to reinforce the tenuous emotional ties he has to those around him. Spenser quickly learns that the Ukrainian mob is responsible for the hit, but finding a way into their tightly knit circle is not nearly so simple. Their total control of the town of Marshport, from the bodegas to the police force to the mayor's office, isn't just a sign of rampant corruption-it's a form of arrogance that only serves to ignite Hawk's desire to get even. As the body count rises, Spenser is forced to employ some questionable techniques and even more questionable hired guns while redefining his friendship with Hawk in the name of vengeance.
Publisher: New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2005]
Copyright Date: ©2005
ISBN: 9780399152405
Branch Call Number: M PARK
Characteristics: 305 pages ; 24 cm


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Jul 13, 2020

If you like some or all the previous 31 Spenser novels you will most likely enjoy Cold Service. The story centers around Hawk so that ensures an entertaining story. Just got to get past the sexist, racist writing all done in good humor I suppose. Still an interesting read for some character development.

Sep 18, 2014

Bigoted, racist, totally ignorant piece of trash. If you substituted Afrivcan-Americans or Jews for Ukrainians, then Parker would be justifiably condemned as a racists pig or anti-Semite. But, apparently Ukrainians are fair game in Parker's mind. Adolph Putin must love him

May 06, 2014

The plot got a little confusing for me about halfway through, but it didn't seem to affect the outcome at all. Nobody can beat Spenser and Hawk. What a team! Great book.

Nov 04, 2007

I love this author.


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