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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Bad Business by Robert B. Parker



This is a typical Spenser book...

..which I happen to like. I think I've read them all and usually I am pleased. Bad Business was a keeper.

Oh, to be sure, there's the required comments about Spenser and Susan's relationship and why they don't want to get married. There's the required comments about Spenser and Hawk's relationship and how they'd die for each other, etc. There's the required comments about Spenser's checkered career in law enforcement. It's a formula to be sure, but I like the formula.

Robert B. Parker
Spenser's comments and observations are pure gold and the case was interesting because it (sort of) explains what happened to Enron.

I guess I'm over the fact that Spenser never ages (Parker must have been hearing comments because he includes a NY Times review that excuses this fact inside the dust cover at the beginning of the synopsis) - it doesn't bother me with James Bond, why should it bother me with Spenser?

I rate this book 4 stars out of 5.

You can find a copy of this book on Amazon.com here: Bad Business.

Reviewed on October 15, 2004.

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