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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.
©2009 Robert B. Parker; (P)2009 Phoenix
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Critic Reviews

"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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By Judy Stone on 11-24-12

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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By Douglas E. Boone on 08-20-10

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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By JB on 03-21-16

David Dukes is wrong for this

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I love this book, its one of my favourites of RBP but David Dukes delivery of Hawk is terrible, i only managed about 6 minutes before I had enough. Hawk is a tough talking, strong african American male yet in this David Dukes makes him sound like a 12 year old girl. TERRIBLE, dont waste your money on any RBP Books that he narrates.

What didn’t you like about David Dukes’s performance?

Poor delivery and interpretation of characters

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointed completely

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