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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,308 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert B. Parker Narrator: David Dukes Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2009 ISBN:
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Spenser is forced by loyalty into an alien world where violence is a way of lie and outsiders enter at a lethal risk. When Spenser's cohort, Hawk, is hired by the tenants of a gang-plagued Boston housing project known as Double Deuce, he enlists his friend's aid.

A friend's girl and her infant daughter have been gunned down. Though the act at first appears to be an accidental drive-by shooting, it soon becomes clear that it was premeditated murder. Before they can solve the crime, Spenser and Hawk must take on an adolescent band of hardened urban warriors. As bullets fly and the brutality escalates, Spenser learns more than he ever dreamed about a generation imprisoned in a hell of poverty and hopelessness where muscle is the ticket to survival, and the surest way out is in a body bag.

Pulsing with moral complexity, Double Deuce is the kind of no-holds-barred action thriller only Robert B. Parker can create. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bea | 2/19/2014

    " A fun, relaxing read. Robert Parker always spins a good story with believable characters. I especially like his cultured descriptions of clothing worn by the various people and the food that Spenser cooks. Just the right book for a hot summer afternoon. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellie Mendez | 2/15/2014

    " I think my biggest problem with the story is how women are portrayed. Of course, they're all on top of their game and smart...but also anorexic, emotional, sex-kittens, don't know what they want, book-smart but street dumb. All the dialogue where the women were involved made my stomach turn. Then again all the characters were a caricature of what they were supposed to be: the bad-ass tough-as-nails private detective, the street gang members, the mobster, the "cops". This is the second book I read from the Spenser series and I think it will be my last. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 2/14/2014

    " I love the relationship between Spenser and Susan throughout the spenser series. Great insights about love and autonomy. I hesitate slightly to recommend the series to those in my church due to language and violence. But I love the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 2/13/2014

    " I liked this mystery - good read (or listen). Downloaded it from library audio books and listened during a few good long walks. Enjoyed Spencer's humor... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tom | 2/13/2014

    " This book really focuses on Hawk, which is cool. But the book also tries to more or less expose life in the "ghetto." Some times it feels a little too contrived, even though I know RBP was going for authenticity. As someone who works with kids living in these types of situations, it didn't quite capture it. But I really appreciated how he did capture the feelings and thoughts of many of these kids - because that is accurate. And how this environment played out with Hawk. Also really liked that Hawk and Spenser are equals, and in this book, Spenser is the Watson to Hawk's Holmes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Tallmadge | 1/20/2014

    " I like Spenser books.Always entertaining without having to out think the plots. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana Sugg | 1/18/2014

    " Very well written but sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greg | 1/18/2014

    " Spenser and Hawke are always a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joyce | 1/7/2014

    " This is another re-read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michael | 12/19/2013

    " I'm a big fan of the Spenser books. This one puts a lot of focus on Spenser's friend, Hawk. It's an especially intriguing story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Justin Mahaffie | 12/3/2013

    " Standard Spencer book. Entertaining. Quick pace. Humorous. And small enough to fit in my pocket so that I can take it to the bathroom at work... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ryan | 11/17/2013

    " Excellent dialogue, and in this case the surrounding stories are more compelling than the main plot. A lot of Hawk, if you like that, you'll like this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyler Morgan | 11/16/2013

    " Parker was actually one of the authors that made me want to try my hand at writing!!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawn | 9/30/2013

    " One of the best looks into Hawk's character. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 9/20/2013

    " Double Deuce (Spenser) by Robert B. Parker (1993) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe O'c | 9/18/2013

    " Excellent; Continuing characters: Spenser and Hawk; they take on a street gang to determine who killed a girl and baby, and to protect the people living there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 4/25/2013

    " By this time, Parker was an efficient mature story teller. Looking forward to finishing out the series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maeve | 1/26/2013

    " I felt like Spenser was a little out of character in this one but I liked the fighting gangs aspect. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Virginia Owl | 11/7/2012

    " Spenser #19- focus on Hawk, heavy content. Better than i expected. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Beck | 10/25/2012

    " This is a different story than most of the Spenser/Hawk stories. Hawk agrees to move a violent gang from a ghetto building and gets Spencer to help. A little to much emotional pap and psycho-babble from Susan about Hawk and Spenser for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Walt Ray | 10/10/2012

    " There are a bunch of books about the main characture Spenser all of which I enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pauline | 10/2/2012

    " It was good for a best-selling author. Interesting characters, but just a straightforward plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bob | 7/14/2012

    " Okay...too predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 3/10/2012

    " The the Parker Books I have read so far. This was was the page turner. There was excitement and suspense. There was some psychological interest from Parker and his partner. Also there was an sociological aspect to the entire story that I most enjoyed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 joyce lynn | 2/27/2012

    " NOT one of the better ones in this series, but ... well worth the read. seemed MUCH quicker than his other ones also, despite the heavy content "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jeff Yoak | 2/18/2012

    " Hawk takes it into his head to clear a gang out of a housing project and asks, I think for the first time, for Spenser's support. Another great Spenser story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan Elizabeth | 12/25/2011

    " I wouldn't recommend this one if you haven't read through the Spenser novels in order, but I would recommend it ENORMOUSLY if you had. GOOD stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 9/12/2011

    " Another great Spenser book. From the start the premise of removing a gang from a project seemed both impossible and incredibly dangerous. Although it's a little hard to believe that the gang left and no other took its place, the book was well written and believable. Hawk and Spenser are supermen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Almeta | 4/8/2011

    " Closest you'll ever get to knowing Hawk. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pauline | 2/16/2011

    " It was good for a best-selling author. Interesting characters, but just a straightforward plot. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Slarson6 | 6/7/2010

    " Spencer and Hawk make one of the "project" buildings a little safer, and introduce us to their gang conection, "Major".

    Sad to see Mr. Parker gone, but he will always be with us in Spencer and Jesse Stone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 4/15/2010

    " The the Parker Books I have read so far. This was was the page turner. There was excitement and suspense. There was some psychological interest from Parker and his partner. Also there was an sociological aspect to the entire story that I most enjoyed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 11/26/2009

    " He is finally starting to write a little better here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 9/6/2009

    " Excellent; Continuing characters: Spenser and Hawk; they take on a street gang to determine who killed a girl and baby, and to protect the people living there.
    "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 7/30/2009

    " I felt like visitig my old friend Spenser and his buddy Hawk. I've read him off and on all my life. I'll let some paperbacks build up, and knock some off. It's popcorn reading, and I enjoy it.
    joe "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wes | 6/16/2009

    " More Spenser - I can't seem to stop myself. I should join SAA (Spenser Addicts Anonymous). These books are an easy read, relatively short, and as I never actually try to solve the mysteries, not a great mental strain.
    I like them. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie | 1/18/2009

    " Double Deuce (Spenser) by Robert B. Parker (1993) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 M.L. | 11/10/2008

    " This book by Robert Parker gives us a clearer view of Spencer's sometime assistant, Hawk.

    Hawk invites Spencer to help him clean up a notorious project called Double Deuce. And in so doing, we get to know Hawk that much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ginny | 9/12/2008

    " A Spenser novel, need I say more. Snappy dialog, witty banter with Hawk and the best buddies against the bad guys, doing their part to clean up the world a little bit at at time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susan | 9/3/2008

    " I love the relationship between Spenser and Susan throughout the spenser series. Great insights about love and autonomy. I hesitate slightly to recommend the series to those in my church due to language and violence. But I love the series. "

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About the Author

Robert B. Parker (1932–2010), long acknowledged as the dean of American crime fiction, was the New York Times bestselling author of the Spenser mysteries, as well as the Jesse Stone novels. He was named Grand Master at the 2002 Edgar Awards by the Mystery Writers of America, an honor shared with earlier masters such as Alfred Hitchcock and Ellery Queen. He has more than fifty books to his credit.