Double Deuce : Spenser

  • by Robert B. Parker
  • Narrated by David Dukes
  • Series: Spenser
  • 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Spenser is forced by loyalty into an alien world where violence is a way of lie and outsiders enter at a lethal risk. When Spenser's cohort, Hawk, is hired by the tenants of a gang-plagued Boston housing project known as "Double Deuce", he enlists his friend's aid. A friend's girl and her infant daughter have been gunned down. Though the act at first appears to be an accidental drive-by shooting, it soon becomes clear that it was premeditated murder. Before they can solve the crime, Spenser and Hawk must take on an adolescent band of hardened urban warriors. As bullets fly and the brutality escalates, Spenser learns more than he ever dreamed about a generation imprisoned in a hell of poverty and hopelessness where muscle is the ticket to survival, and the surest way out is in a body bag.Pulsing with moral complexity, Double Deuce is the kind of no-holds-barred action thriller only Robert B. Parker can create.


What the Critics Say

"The plot is nothing new - it might be described as Spenser meets New Jack City - but Deuce 's snappy dialogue, timely, fast-paced action and quick characterizations make it classic Spenser." (Publishers Weekly)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Good Story, Lousy reader

It was difficult to continue listening to this story because of the reader. His idea of voices for the black characters was embarassing.
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- Judy Stone

Good story, terrible reading

The Spenser series that include Hawk are usually the best, but the reading of this one is horrible. Susan is channelling Scarlet O'Hara and Hawk is read as Stephen Fetchit. Normally a good reader, but obviously unaware of the characters.
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- Douglas E. Boone

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-11-2009
  • Publisher: Phoenix Books