Thin Air by RobertB. Parker

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Her name is Lisa St. Claire. Her husband's a cop. Her whereabouts are unknown. Spenser thought he could help a friend find his missing wife. Until he learned the nasty truth about Lisa St. Claire. For starters, it's not her real name...

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, 1996 by Berkley. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Religion & Spirituality. Fiction

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A lesser storyteller would linger over the thrust and parry of this rescue operation, but Parker (Walking Shadow, 1994, etc.) sets it all up with his left hand -- skating over lazy plotting, flimsy characterization, and patches of fine writing ("Something inside her had calcified and her resolve ...

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In the famed Boston PI's 22nd case, an oddly sympathetic villain and a resolute heroine draw Spenser into a barrio enclave in a depressed Massachusetts factory town.

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This clunky adaptation of Jon Krakauer's best-seller — about the disastrous 1996 Mount Everest trek that took the lives of eight other climbers — barely brings to life what should've been a whopping story.

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Is Robert Parker's Spenser character really so interesting that, after having his own eponymous series, he's now a worthy protagonist for a telepic franchise?

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