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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,615 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: 9780307705396
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Spenser has gone to London—and not to see the queen. He has gone to track down a bunch of bombers who have blown away his client’s wife and kids. His job is to catch them … or kill them. His client isn’t choosy.

But there are nine killers to one Spenser—long odds. Spenser’s best friend Hawk helps balance the equation. The rest depends on a wild plan. Spenser will get one of the terrorists to play Judas Goat: to lead him to others. The trouble is that he hasn’t counted on her being very blonde, very beautiful, and very dangerous.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Martha | 2/11/2014

    " A little bit of history, features the Montreal 1976 Olympics as one of the settings. Spencer and Hawk in the good old days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 John Hood-Fysh | 2/9/2014

    " The last Parker book I read - it was particularly hard to find. I have his two most recent books on my wanted list. This book was one of his very earliest and I found it a bit of a disappointment after having read most of this others. Within the next year, I plan to reread all his books in chronological order so my viewpoint might change. "

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

    " Spenser and Hawk shoot and beat European white supremacists all over Europe before shooting and beating two more European white supremacists at the summer Olympics in Montreal. Not great but fun and this is the first book to really embrace the Spenser, Hawk and Susan formula you pretty well count on for the 30 plus Spenser novels to follow. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Skip Knox | 1/29/2014

    " Parker is one of the big names in the field but I didn't think much of this book and don't plan to read any others. It was too formulaic and I didn't care for the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cathy | 1/22/2014

    " This was my first Robert B. Parker book, one of his Spenser series. I was a bit disappointed. It was ok - interesting enough to keep me reading, but I don't know, somehow it just didn't really grab me. But I'd read another, give him another chance for greatness. We'll see. "

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

    " Translation to ebook could have been smoother--several typos and miskeys (the Mayfair Hotel is one word, not May fair), but the book is just as amazing as the last time I read it, many years ago. It's one of the best of the early books, undoubtedly. All main characters are in it and at their best, and it's some of the best character development for Spenser in the whole series. I'd forgotten how good it was, even compared to good later volumes in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Catherine | 1/15/2014

    " Enjoyable light reading with suspense and likeable characters. Parker is a great author. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 1/10/2014

    " This plot was a bit perfunctory, but still an entertaining look at the early days of Spenser and Hawk. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Oldesq | 1/8/2014

    " Spenser and Hawk hunt for evil doers in Europe and closer to home puts them in some tight spots. But the world in this mystery is so dated as to almost be campy and the misogyny ever so blase. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 1/5/2014

    " Early Parker. Fun read as always "

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

    " Typical Spencer! Always the smart alecky, tough guy, lots of action, witty writng. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 12/25/2013

    " This was the best one so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaby | 12/21/2013

    " Not one of my favorites. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Hertle | 12/10/2013

    " Spenser and Hawk really take out a bunch of folks in this one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiger | 8/2/2013

    " How can you not love Spenser? Always a great read, imaginative caper, & humour, too. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron Wallace | 12/21/2012

    " Near perfect. Spenser rules, Parker was a god. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Beck | 7/4/2012

    " This is one of the better Spenser books I have read to date. This is the first book in which Hawk has a large part. There are lots of fights and shooting, more of an action story than a mystery in this installment. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe O'c | 2/19/2012

    " Very Good; Continuing character: Spenser; man hires Spenser to find members of terrorist group who murdered his family, eventually leading to he and Hawk saving the day at the Olympic Games in Montreal. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martin Streetman | 12/23/2011

    " in this quick read Spencer and Hawk go to europe and tangle with some wanna be goofball revolutionairies. A fun quick read like the others that only took a few days. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 7/9/2011

    " Nancy 0 stars; Ron 5 stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lee | 6/29/2011

    " In Spenser's fifth adventure, the body count is rather high. This case takes him to London, Amsterdam and Montreal. Great late 70's descriptions of the manner of dress back then. This is also the first case, he asked Hawk for help/backup. Lots of beer consumed and wisecracks galore, as usual. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jane | 3/30/2011

    " A bit more gory than some. Hawk's on his side now. Susan's his main squeeze, but they still live in separate cities and she's taking a summer class in counseling. Still a high school guid. coun. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mailmanr5 | 3/14/2011

    " Early Spensers are great. Hawk develops. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nancy | 1/31/2011

    " Typical Spencer! Always the smart alecky, tough guy, lots of action, witty writng. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marianne | 1/6/2011

    " This was the best one so far. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rebecca | 12/20/2010

    " This plot was a bit perfunctory, but still an entertaining look at the early days of Spenser and Hawk. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Allison | 9/30/2010

    " Another typical enjoyable reading Spenser book. This one gets 4 stars because part of it is set in London (I'm a sucker).
    This made me laugh:
    "I'll have Jan put you on a flight for London. Do you have a preference?"
    "I don't care for biplanes." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nathan | 6/19/2010

    " This is my favorite Spenser so far. It's fast paced and tense till the end. Spenser jets around Europe and Canada tracking down terrorists with hawk it's classic pulp stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jim | 3/31/2010

    " Early Parker. Fun read as always "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nancy | 11/26/2009

    " I started reading the Spenser books in the summer of 2009 and finished in November of that year. I found the first ones OK but mostly interesting because of the detailed fashion descriptions. It wasn't until I got to the books written in the Late 1990's that I really began to enjoy the books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 James | 9/21/2009

    " While Hawk appeared in "Promised Land," this book marks the first time Spenser & Hawk worked as a team. Unlike most Spenser novels, which are rooted in Boston, this book features a globe trotting Spenser chasing terrorists around the world. "

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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.