The Professional by Robert B. Parker

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The wives of Boston's wealthiest men have a mutual secret: they all had an affair with the same cad who's blackmailing them, and Spenser's been hired to stop him. But when the wives start dying one by one, Spenser's new case becomes murder.
 

About Robert B. 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 September 30, 2009 by Berkley. 316 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Spenser's hunting a blackmailer of rich wives and ends up in a killer's crosshairs.

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The mystery is rooted in social structures and psychological drama, and that’s fairly intriguing, but I really missed the shootouts, fights, and threats that usually sail through the Spenser novels.

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One of the husbands has suspicions about his young wife and Eisenhower, and he’s connected to mob muscle that comes calling on Spenser, instantly upping the ante.

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Everything kept turning out not quite what it started out seeming to be.” Something is awry, a staple of detective fiction, but Parker brings everything to a new level with his latest Spenser story, One of the things that throws a curveball into the case is that not only is Eisenhower not afraid ...

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Much like Stuart Woods with his Stone Barrington character, Parker’s Spenser went two dimensional some time ago and that isn’t going to change.

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In addition, Parker's passion for the use of the word 'said' as the only speech tag in dialogue is only equaled by his passion for Spenser's long-time girlfriend, Susan Silverman, who here plays her usual role of allowing Spenser to talk through the plot for the benefit of the audience.

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Susan Silverman, Spenser's longtime companion, is more than eye candy this time around, using her skills as a psychologist to help Spenser plumb the psyches of the cad and the women.

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