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3.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 53.77 out of 5 3.77 (31 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert B. Parker Narrator: Joe Mantegna Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Spenser Series Release Date: October 2008 ISBN: 9780739339992
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Heidi Bradshaw is wealthy, beautiful, and well connected—and she needs Spenser’s help. In a most unlikely request, Heidi, a notorious gold digger recently separated from her latest husband, recruits the Boston P.I. to accompany her to her private island, Tashtego, for her daughter’s wedding. Spenser is unsure of what his role as personal bodyguard will entail, but he consents when it’s decided that he can bring his beloved Susan Silverman along.

It should be a straightforward job for Spenser: show up for appearances, have some drinks, and spend some quality time with Susan. Yet when his old nemesis Rugar—the Gray Man—arrives on Tashtego, Spenser realizes that something is amiss. With a hurricane-level storm brewing outside, the Gray Man jumps into action, firing fatal shots into the crowd of wedding guests and kidnapping the bride—but Spenser knows that the sloppy guns-for-hire abduction is not Rugar’s style. Unable to prevent the attack, Spenser will stop at nothing to recover the kidnapped bride and figure out how the Gray Man is connected. It’s up to Spenser to decide who the real enemy is…before more people end up dead.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martha | 2/18/2014

    " Spenser and gang continue to amuse. Beach book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 2/11/2014

    " Typical, good "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Colin Kemmis | 2/8/2014

    " Classic Spenser - good action and great characters. Needed more oomph at the end though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 July Wolfe | 2/8/2014

    " I really enjoyed the return of the Gray Man. I love reading a series because characters and incidents tie through book after book. And these are great characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 2/1/2014

    " Fast, easy, entertaining: a Spenser book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alaina Maxam | 1/17/2014

    " another good read. i love the characters in this book. you definitely knocked it out of the park. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cynthia | 1/12/2014

    " Listened to the audio book on a sad car ride and it provided welcome distraction. Joe Mantegna was a great reader. The plot is flawed but it was still a good story with some fun one liners, especially in the first few chapters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kay | 1/8/2014

    " Spenser is back in this fun filled, quick moving, delightful book. If you need a quick book that will hold your interest- this is the one! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ted | 1/5/2014

    " Not a big fan of the villan "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ceciliahill55 | 1/4/2014

    " A typical Spencer detective novel, quick and easy to read. Not one of the better stories, but still entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 12/24/2013

    " Nancy 5 stars; Ron 5 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 12/23/2013

    " I like Parker's writing style, I guess some don't. I pay no mind to those folks, Parker's books are fast reads and always enjoyable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gwennie | 12/3/2013

    " Spenser is as Spenser does. And I like it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monty | 11/24/2013

    " This was another fun Spenser novel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Richard Etzel | 7/30/2013

    " Good fast read. Enjoyable "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thomas Roth | 4/16/2013

    " The is vintage Spenser. Very interesting start. Well written inuendo about Spenser aging (like us all). Surprise ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy | 12/24/2012

    " Love Spenser! Books with the Gray Man in them are my favorites - Rough Weather, Cold Service, Small Vices. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Barb | 10/31/2012

    " An easy good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanne | 4/3/2012

    " Very quick read. I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan Polep | 12/26/2011

    " The latest in the Spenser series set in Boston. I like the characters but I really how fast they read...almost like a screenplay. This one started with a wedding on an island that was struck by a rainstorm from hell. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth Bourdon | 12/7/2011

    " Like every other Spenser book... Sometimes witty, sometimes funny, always Spenser. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Corky | 11/21/2011

    " Amidst a hurricane is a kidnapping. Since Spenser was present and could not stop the kidnapping, he sees it as his duty to follow through on the crime. He knows who the kidnapper is; he just doesn't know why, and who was behind it. The "who" turned out not to be much of a surprise. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Louise | 7/10/2011

    " I'm a Spencer fan. So sue me. He makes me feel good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dave Brown | 6/16/2011

    " Spenser and Hawk rule. Susan, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 6/8/2011

    " Entertaining style. Robert Parker's sense of humor is always fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 5/20/2011

    " A road trip and another audio book. Pretty good story, but I hate the black dialect the reader uses for Hawk. Adult themes and language so I can't recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harriet | 4/13/2011

    " Why can't he find another way to say "said?" Love his stories, but his "said" repetition drives me crazy especially when I am listening on CD. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tony | 4/2/2011

    " The Grey man returns. Outstanding Spenser. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ceciliahill55 | 3/31/2011

    " A typical Spencer detective novel, quick and easy to read. Not one of the better stories, but still entertaining. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ludwig | 11/23/2010

    " i really enjoy robert parkers books they are entertaining and fast reading
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jilly | 10/24/2010

    " I do love some Robert Parker! For a speedy read with snappy dialogue, he can't be beat. He is good "

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About the Author
Robert B. Parker recipient of the Grand Master Edgar Award, is a pillar of American detective fiction. He is the author of more than fifty books for adults, including the New York Times bestselling Spenser and Jesse Stone novels. The Boxer and the Spy is his second book for young readers. A lifelong resident of Massachusetts, he and his wife, Joan, currently live in Cambridge, where Mr. Parker has on more than one occasion stepped into the boxing ring–but just for the fun of it.
About the Narrator

Joe Mantegna is a versatile, seasoned actor on both stage and screen. He first garnered national prominence for his work with writer-director David Mamet, earning a Tony Award for Glengarry Glen Ross in 1983. His name has become synonymous with Robert B. Parker’s Spenser since he has narrated the entire series.