From the Publisher
"The best new private eye in fiction since Raymond Chandler." -- Dan Wakefield
"As tough as they come and spiked with a touch of real class." -- Kirkus Reviews
"Tough, wisecracking, unafraid, lonely, unexpectedly literate--an many respects the very examplar of the species." -- The New York Times
"Spenser gives the tribe of hard-boiled wonders a new vitality and complexity." -- Chicago Sun-Times
One of my favorites in the series..., May 25, 2003 Reviewer: Colleen Barry from Boston, MA United States Are you tired of the typical formula novel or tv series? Parker isn't afraid to give Spenser, and his readers, a kick in the gut with this plot twist. As Spenser visits L.A. (a savage place) and experiences its cold indifference, he finds his own savage side. Spenser is such a poised but quick P.I. We see his (rarely shown) visceral reaction to brutality. Candy Sloan, his reporter/client, is a woman making her path (any way that she can) in a man's world.