Pastime by RobertB. Parker
(Spenser 18)

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The most personal and revealing Spenser thriller of all, Pastime is Robert B. Parker's electrifying masterpeice of crime fiction--a startling game of memory, desire, and danger that forces Spenser to face his own past. Ten years ago, he saved a teenage boy from a father's rage. Now, on the brink of manhood, the boy seeks answers to his mother's sudden disapearance. Spenser is the only man he can turn to.
This time, it's more than a routine search for a missing person--Spenser must search his own soul...


About RobertB. Parker

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Robert B. Parker was the author of seventy books, including the legendary Spenser detective series, novels featuring Chief Jesse Stone, and the acclaimed Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch westerns, as well as the Sunny Randall novels. Winner of the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master Award and long considered the undisputed dean of American crime fiction, Parker died in January 2010.
Published April 1, 1992 by Berkley. 352 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Religion & Spirituality, Erotica. Fiction

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A bold but surprisingly uncomplex plot distinguishes Spenser's latest adventure as the Boston PI searches for the mother of Paul Giacomin, the young man saved by the burly sleuth 10 years earlier in Early Autumn.

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(By far the most interesting situation in Pastime — the relationship between inept Gerry Broz and his despairing mob-boss father — is only barely sketched in.) The more you know about Parker and Spenser before Early Autumn came along, the less you'll be satisfied by Pastime.

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