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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,687 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert B. Parker Narrator: Michael Prichard Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Spenser Series Release Date: July 2009 ISBN: 9780307705150
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Rachel Wallace is a woman who writes and speaks her mind. She has made a lot of enemies -- enemies who threaten her life.

Spenser is the tough guy with a macho code of honor, hired to protect a woman who thinks that code is obsolete.

Privately, they will never see eye to eye. That's why she fires him. But when Rachel vanishes, Spenser rattles skeletons in blue-blooded family closets, tangles with the Klan and fights for her right to be exactly what she is. He is ready to lay his life on the line to find Rachel Wallace.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 2/20/2014

    " One of them intense Spenser shows how enlightened he is kind of books. I love Robert B. Parker. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 M. D. | 2/18/2014

    " Another great one from Parker. The story lagged the slightest bit in the middle but, all in all, a solid story and a good read (pardon the pun). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 2/17/2014

    " One of the early Spenser novels. Parker took on social issues earlier than most in his writing. "

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

    " This is Good Spenser. Spenser acts as bodyguard for a feminist lesbian, who is subsequently kidnapped. Hence the 'Looking For...', so I'm not spoiling anything. It's a sweet story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bob | 2/4/2014

    " A good Spenser romp as usual. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 1/28/2014

    " this is one of the best in the series, lots of action and Spenser's wit is sharp as a tack. No Hawk here either and just enough of Susan, this was done well before Parker started churning out potboilers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bob Ward | 1/20/2014

    " I read it in three days, went out immediately, and grabbed four more from the local book trader. Next up: The Godwulf Manuscript, which cost me $1.25. Sure it's an old tattered copy, but the words inside are the same, and I can hardly wait! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/20/2014

    " This book was a quick, fun read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Timothy | 1/20/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was what I expect an older mystery/ private eye book should be. I love the character of Spenser. Smart, tough, wise guy, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary Johnson | 1/11/2014

    " A fun ride, a little dated, but who cares with the wonderful, testosterone-laden Spenser coming to the rescue of a lesbian feminist who doesn't want to be rescued but needs him anyway. A detective novel with real ideas and lots of fun, and good food! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 12/26/2013

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Spenser; he signs up to serve as a bodyguard for a gay author; when she's kidnapped, he'll stop at nothing to find her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina Williams | 12/4/2013

    " I enjoy Spenser's irony and sarcasm and his blatant disregard for the way others perceive him. Parker continues imbuing his wise-cracking private investigator with more than enough savvy to back up his macho spiels. Not the tightest plot, and dated material but still an enjoyable read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tony Rothwell | 9/30/2013

    " The best Robert B Parker I've read. The interplay of the radical feminist and the macho is wonderfully handled. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 doug bowman | 9/2/2012

    " One of the most solid of the series. Particularly evocative for its blizzard setting "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Matt Curtis | 7/13/2012

    " As always Parker is first rate in this; the sixth installment in the spenser series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael Callahan | 6/15/2012

    " My favorite of the Spencer series. It was written more than 20 years ago, but his take on gender, and identity politics, and the affection shared between PI Spencer and lesbian activist Rachel Wallace is real, and powerful, and inspiring. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joanne | 5/1/2012

    " LIke the witty banter. Don't like the profanity, violence, or sexism inherent here. Rachel Wallace is a lesbian feminist who doesn't want a big strong PI protecting her, but needs him anyway. Hello again, 1970s. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron Wallace | 4/8/2012

    " Pure Spenserian genius, Parker is as near perfect as a writer can get. His dialogue is on a level without equal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 4/2/2012

    " Great fun read. Always count on Parker for snappy dialogue. Spenser is cool. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita Wilkerson | 12/26/2011

    " This is a must read. Parker through Spenser tackles a lot of tough societal issues, all the while solving a mystery. This book not only entertains, it will make you think. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judi | 12/17/2011

    " His early writing of the Spencer character is so good, even without Hawk. The story line and the dry humor are what makes his writing so good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marylu Sanok | 10/26/2011

    " A good story in the continuing saga of Spencer and Hawk "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 8/8/2011

    " Very quick read with a story that keeps moving. Despite the length, the characters were well developed and likable. Fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pat Michaels | 7/7/2011

    " This was a decent Spenser novel. The fact the Blizzard of '78 caused a scene to be written made me smile. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 5/28/2011

    " Again, early Spensers are great. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda | 5/12/2011

    " I am amazed by Parker's ability to make Spenser a character I want to return to over and over again. Boston feels like home! Absolutely one of the best he wrote. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 5/9/2011

    " A fun ride, a little dated, but who cares with the wonderful, testosterone-laden Spenser coming to the rescue of a lesbian feminist who doesn't want to be rescued but needs him anyway. A detective novel with real ideas and lots of fun, and good food! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 4/24/2011

    " One of Parker’s best. Good action, great dialogue. What’s not to love? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 3/21/2011

    " One of them intense Spenser shows how enlightened he is kind of books. I love Robert B. Parker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 3/20/2011

    " Great fun read. Always count on Parker for snappy dialogue. Spenser is cool. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erika | 3/2/2011

    " Another great episode in the Spenser library. The dialog between Spenser and Rachel Wallace (and Rachel and Susan and Rachel and Hawke) sparkles. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gina | 1/11/2011

    " I enjoy Spenser's irony and sarcasm and his blatant disregard for the way others perceive him. Parker continues imbuing his wise-cracking private investigator with more than enough savvy to back up his macho spiels. Not the tightest plot, and dated material but still an enjoyable read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hapzydeco | 12/4/2010

    " Spenser hired as a bodyguard for a gay feminist. Then Spenser's macho wit gets him fired. The woman is kidnapped. Then Spenser becomes chivalrous using his grit to rescue the damsel. Classic Spenser. Susan is featured but Hawk is omitted. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Allison | 9/30/2010

    " Typical Spenser.
    This was funny:
    "The dining room was very quiet except for the yellow walls." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nathan | 6/19/2010

    " this is one of the best in the series, lots of action and Spenser's wit is sharp as a tack. No Hawk here either and just enough of Susan, this was done well before Parker started churning out potboilers. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 11/29/2009

    " This Spenser novel had a rather odd theme, feminism and lesbians.
    It was an interesting mystery, and as usual, had humor and Spenser being a smartass. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 9/6/2009

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Spenser; he signs up to serve as a bodyguard for a gay author; when she's kidnapped, he'll stop at nothing to find her.
    "

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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.

About the Narrator

Michael Prichard is a Los Angeles-based actor who has played several thousand characters during his career, over one hundred of them in theater and film. He is primarily heard as an audiobook narrator, having recorded well over five hundred full-length books. His numerous awards and accolades include an Audie Award for Tears in the Darkness by Michael Norman and Elizabeth M. Norman and six AudioFile Earphones Awards. He was named a Top Ten Golden Voice by SmartMoney magazine. He holds an MFA in theater from the University of Southern California.