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Publisher's Summary

Ellis Alves is no angel. But his lawyer says he was framed for the murder of college student Melissa Henderson...and asks Spenser for help. From Boston's back streets to Manhattan's elite, Spenser and Hawk search for suspects, including Melissa's rich-kid, tennis-star boyfriend. But when a man with a .22 puts Spenser in a coma, the hope for justice may die with him.
©1997 Robert B. Parker (P)2005 Phoenix Audio, All Rights Reserved
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"Robert B. Parker is a tough act to follow." (The New York Times Book Review)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Vincent on 06-08-04

Reynolds and the Book Were Excellent

Once again, Parker came through with a winner -- a fast-moving, often humorous voyage with a well-hidden ending, which, by the way, was a TV movie with Joe Montegna. There was a complaint about Burt Reynold's dropping off his endings. That was OK and perfectly in keeping with the character -- and did you notice there were no complaints about Spencer's sometimes exasperating I said's, he said's, she said's -- which are what he dropped off the most.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Steve on 05-20-04

Small Vices

As an avid Spenser fan, I found this to be one of the best books in the series. Plenty of twists and turns, along with Spenser's dry humor throughout.

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